People want calm and sociable pets and for dogs, the goldendoodle is the biggest draw for a family pet

In the UK, as at 2024, the popular dog breed is the goldendoodle and the popular cat breeder is the Maine Coon as per a Pets4Homes survey.

A study based on sales and adverts placed on the Pets4Homes website which is, by the way, the UK’s largest marketplace for pets, found that people with children born during the Covid-19 pandemic are searching for calm and sociable pets. I think it would be fair to say that you could successfully argue that …

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Flat-faced dogs and cats’ helplessness makes them more attractive

Flat faced brachycephalic dogs and cats behave like toddlers which attracts the nurturing desire in their human caregiver which in turn makes the animals more attractive as companions.

STUDY RESULT PLUS COMMENT: Dorottya Ujfalussy from the Eotvos Lorand University in Hungary, has decided in her study that flat-faced dogs (and I’m going to include flat-faced cats) are more attractive to their owners because they are more helpless. And in being more helpless they are more like human toddlers who are themselves helpless …

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American Curl, one of the healthiest cat breeds

American Curl

It is nice to report on a well-known breed, albeit not that popular, which is considered to be inherently healthy by which I mean there are no genetically inherited health conditions. As you might be aware, very many cat breeds created out of a recessive genetic mutation have inherited health problems because these beads …

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GCCF registration of cat breeds 2010 compared to 2020 indicates breed popularity trends

Blue British Shorthair

These are the purebred cat breed registrations at the number one cat association in the UK – the GCCF – over the period 1988 to 2010 to which I have compared the 2020 figures. They are published with the association’s permission. The spreadsheet was compiled in about 2008 and is therefore now of historical …

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Infographic: Ragdoll is the world’s most popular cat breed

Picture of the perfect Ragdoll cat

According to the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) the Ragdoll is the world’s most popular cat breed and has been for the past four years. The Infographic relates to 2020. The infographic is interesting, as well, for the fact that it shows the other most popular breeds. We know that the Maine Coon is popular …

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Cat breed popularity – top 3 at 2022: Bengal, Maine Coon and Persian

Maine Coon most popular cat 2022 with Persian in second place

Introduction The big question is how do you decide which breed is the most popular? Or the top 3 most popular cat breeds in the world. What criteria do you use? Are there records? Is there enough data on the Internet to decide the most popular cat breeds? Back in the day, they used …

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