- Dog breeds and statistics
Dogs have been selectively bred for 100 years, ever since they were domesticated 15.000 years ago. We can now say that dogs were selectively bred form wolf to this form, meaning that breeding process has never stopped. Breeding in the past was most often done by inbreeding dogs. The latter way is more common these days.
FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale – World Canine Organization) has X (10-ten) groups for all breed dogs based on theirs functional type and origin.
The AKC (American Kennel Club) currently registers 189 dog breeds, and 403,760 of registered dogs in the year of 2016.
- S. households that own a dog – 37 to 46% (43.5 to 54.1 million households)
- Estimated U.S. dog population – 70 to 78 million
- Average number of dogs per household (of those owning a dog) – 1.6 to 1.7
The Labrador Retriever Wins Top Breed for the 26th Year in a Row, for the year 2016.
America`s favorite dog, Labrador Retriever has all the qualities that a company dog should have; in addition to the features that are generally known, Labradors are very interesting, cuddly, friendly, tolerant dogs, which every owner of this breed will confirm. In addition, they are great for outdoor activities and sports.
Rottweilers were known as herd shepherd dogs in Germany, and after that, they were called “Butcher`s dog”, because, in the end line, they were protecting precious meat, especially in war times. After some while they got a bad reputation, but Rotties are loyal and loving dogs, and because good qualities cannot be hidden, after almost 20 years, slowly but confidently, Rottweiler has risen for nine spots up, on the most bellowed dog breeds list.
The German Shepherd is handsome and powerful creature, and is known as the world’s leading guard, police, military and rescue dog and a bloodhound that is as smart as it is loving. German Shepherd dog is besides being great therapy dog, maybe the best in its role as a loving family companion, which have earn him permanent leading place on this list.
The Labrador Retriever is top in 47 of 50 major U.S. cities (in the remaining three cities–Detroit, Miami and Providence–the German Shepherd Dog ranks number one)
The AKC (American Kennel Club) current Dog Breeds Rankings. by annual registrations in 2016.
|German Shepherd Dogs||2|
|Most Popular Dog Breeds for the year of 2015||Number of Registered Dogs|
|American Pit Bull Terrier||22,675|
|Jack Russell Terrier||15,869|
|Most Popular States of Residence for Dogs||Number of Registered Dogs|
1.2. Dog names
Thanks to the expansion of Pop culture, the most famous dog names are celebrities dogs names, and their names are always copied,like Hachiko, Laika, Rin Tin Tin, Lassie, and especially, presidential dogs.
But, more likely, most popular animal names at the moment are correlated with most popular trends in movies, games and Tv shows, such are “Game of Thrones” – Kahleesi, “Harry Potter” with Harry, Luna, Dobby and even Fenrir Greyback, while Pokemon Go gave us pet names ideas such as Haunter, Skitty and Bayleef.
|Top Male Dog Names|
|Top Female Dog Names|
2.1. Cat breeds and statistics
Number of cats in the USA owned by a household: 36.117.000
CFA (The Cat Fancier`s Association) currently recognizes 42 pedigreed breeds for showing in the Championship Class.
Rank of breeds for the 2016:
|3||Maine Coon Cat||24||Manx|
|13||Cornish Rex||34||European Burmese|
|14||Norwegian Forest Cat||35||Havana Brown|
|21||Egyptian Mau||42||Chinese Li Hua|
Persian has been for years the leading cat breed in almost all the world, but care required for her beautiful coat has repressed her popularity. The Exotic is bred exactly to have all the same standards as the Persian, except the coat. Beautiful short and fluffy coat gives the Exotic a soft, plush and overall that cute teddy bear look, that makes this breed the new queen of the list.
|Most Popular US Cat Breeds by number of registration annually for the year of 2015.|
|Domestic Medium Hair||16,776|
|Domestic Long Hair||15,049|
|Norwegian Forest Cat||1,827|
1.2 Most Popular Cat Names
|Most popular Male Cat names|
|Most Popular Female Cat names|
3.1. Dog food
The biggest dog foods have a simple ingredient list with familiar food sources you can recognize.
On the label of the food brand, first 3 ingredients should be from meat, and rice and cereals (if any) should be placed on further positions. This would mean that the protein in that food originating from the meat (which is very important), and not mainly from grains that are harmful to dogs and cats in larger quantities. Therefore, it is important to know the origins of the proteins in dog food, and you can learn more by reading the composition and pay attention to the order of the listed ingredients.
What’s the Best Dog Food?
Dog foods must not contain:
- Chemical product
- Ingredients of meat that are unknown
- Inorganic dyes
And must contain:
- Protein meat
- Protein ratio <75%
- Little of carbohydrate content
There are few kinds of dog food:
- Dry (Kibble)
- Moist food (Canned or Wet).
- Home Cooked.
- Best Dry Dog Foods (4 stars)
- 4Health Dog Food (Dry)
- 4Health Grain Free Dog Food (Dry)
- Acana Heritage Dog Food | Canada (Dry)
- Acana Regionals Dog Food | Canada (Dry)
- Acana Regionals Dog Food | USA (Dry)
2. Best Grain Free Dog Foods
2. Best Wet Grain Free Dog Foods
- Addiction Dog Food (Canned)
- Against the Grain Dog Food (Canned)
- Blackwood Dog Food (Canned)
- Blue Buffalo Blue’s Stew (Canned)
4. Best Puppy Foods
3.2. Cat food
There are few types of food for cats:
- Dry cat food (contain about 3 to 11% water)
- Semi-moist food (Semi-moist foods are usually packaged in pouches with 25-35% water)
- Wet food (60 to 78% water)
- Best food for kittens
- Dry foodsare most economical to feed but current analyses shows that they are not so good for cats, do to the fact that they still have a lot of carbohydrates that cats don’t digest.
Cats are obligatory carnivores, which means they must eat meat, and it is physiological necessity.
- Canned foods :This is probably the most popular type of cat food.
The Review’s list of best cat food for the year of 2016, after they analyzed 2000 Pet food formulas and found just 140 (production: trustworthy brand with high-quality)