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dogs per household

The average number of dogs owned per household.

Used to calculate:dogs

Varies by: lifestyle

UsedlifestyleReferenceLocation: Ecosystem
(study period)
ValueUnitsNotes
* Average American AVMA 2007 Pet ownership US: All (2007) 0.6324 dogs / household This value is the average number of dogs per dog-owning household multiplied by the percent of households owning dogs.
* Average Earthling AVMA 2007 Pet ownership US: All (2007) 0.6324 dogs / household Due to a lack of worldwide dog ownership data, we have assumed the same value of dogs per household for average earthling as for average American. This value is the average number of dogs per dog-owning household multiplied by the percent of households owning dogs.
* Average New Yorker Zawistowski 2003 Dogs and Cats in NYC and Long Island New York County (Manhattan): Households (2003) 0.534 dogs / household
* Eco-conscious Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 0 dogs / household To minimize impact, this lifestyle is assumed to have no pets.
* Lenape Person Schwartz 1997- A History of Dogs in the Early Americas North, Central, and South America: rural () 25 dogs / household This value refers to the estimated dog ownership of pre-Conquest hunters and gatherers in North America. Dogs were commonly used as a pack animal, companion, ceremonial sacrifice, or nutrient source, depending on specific conditions. Dog ownership varied by geography and tribal customs.

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