Smarter than the average dog owner? Gizmag's Mike Hanlon with Lulu (Photo: Mike Hanlon/Gizmag)
Oscar and Fergus don't seem fussed by the census results (Photo: Noel McKeegan/Gizmag)
In the UK cats and dogs are owned by 26% and 31% of households respectively
UK research has found that cats and dogs are owned by owners with similar characteristics but that cat owners are more educated
It's been a while since there was a dog and cat census in the UK - about three cat years or twenty human years in fact. They've gone undetected, hidden behind the sofa, curled up in the laundry, and therefore not considered much of a subject for scientific peer-reviewed journals. So for all this time it's escaped our notice that numbers of domestic dogs and cats are increasing, and while cats and dogs are owned by people with similar characteristics, cat owners are more likely to be qualified to degree level.
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