Dog Survey Results as of 3/10/01

Average age:
1.047 years = 1year, 17 days

Average weight:
47.66 lbs = 21.62 kg

Aggressive Dog Statistics

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Dog Survey Results as of 3/10/01
Q1) Where did you get the dog?                              
Breeder Shelter or Rescue Friend or Relative Advertising Pet Store Stray Dumped onto Respondent Own Bred Puppy Other Total Responses
56 75 46 38 13 23 1 8 18 278
20% 27% 17% 14% 5% 8% 0% 3% 6%
Note that dogs from a breeder or pet store will usually go into their first homes, and dogs from a shelter or rescue, found in an ad, or from a friend or relative as well as most strays will usually be going into their second, or subsequent, homes
Q2) Why did you get the dog?                                
Companion For the Kids Felt Sorry for the dog This is one of my dog's puppies Protection Gift Knew a similar dog Saw a similar dog in a movie or TV show Show Working Other Total Responses
128 28 45 6 3 14 15 2 2 2 33 278
46% 10% 16% 2% 1% 5% 5% 1% 1% 1% 12%
Q3) If you did not get the dog from someone you know well, were you interviewed beyond a few questions? (45 minutes, more than or less than)                          
Not Interviewed Interviewed less than 45 minutes Interviewed more than 45 minutes Total Responses (No answer) (Total)
150 57 23 230 48 278
65% 25% 10%
Q4A) What kind of dog                                
Purebred Mix Don't Know Total Responses (No answer) (Total)
151 102 23 276 2 278
55% 37% 8%
Q4B) How much did the dog weigh when you gave him up? (in pounds)                              
Under 25 lbs Over 25 lbs Over 50 lbs Over 75 lbs Total Responses (No answer) (Total) Average Weight
63 191 94 41 254 24  278  47.66 
25% 75% 37% 16% (note: these will add to over 100%)
Q5) How old was the dog when you got the dog?                                
1 year or under Over 1 year Average Age Total Responses (No answer) (Total)
198 70 1.047764925 268 10 278
74% 26%
Q6) Did you meet any of the dog's parents?                                
Met one parent met both parents Met none Total Responses (No answer) (Total)
35 69 173 277 1 278
13% 25% 62%
Q7) Where the dog's parents deliberately bred together?                              
Yes No Don't know Total Responses (No answer) (Total)
93 35 149 277 1 278
34% 13% 54%
Q8) Did you complete an Obedience Class with your dog?                              
Yes Did not complete No Total Responses
71 19 188 278
26% 7% 68%
Q9) Was the dog spayed or neutered?                                
Yes No Total Responses (No answer) (Total)
174 102 276 2 278
63% 37%
Q10) Choose which best describes your dog's living situation with you:                              
Run of the house Limited areas of the house Backyard Dog Run In house only at night Other Total Responses
167 36 28 8 18 21 278
60% 13% 10% 3% 6% 8%
Q11) How old was the dog when you gave him or her up?                               
2 years or Under Over 2 years Average Age Total Responses (No answer) (Total)
127 123 3.319 250 28 278
51% 49%
Q12) Where did you take the dog?                                
Shelter or Rescue Friend or Relative Returned Dog to where dog came from Euthanized Advertised - found new owners Sold Turned Loose Other Total Responses (No answer) (Total)
95 69 10 53 30 6 3 10 276 2 278
34% 25% 4% 19% 11% 2% 1% 4%
possible error of 7on "other": added sold, returned, and advertised to survey 9/24/99                              
Q13) Do you know for certain what happened to the dog?                               
Yes - Happy Ending Yes - Not Happy Ending Don't Know for Certain Total Responses (No answer) (Total)
125 62 77 264 14 278
47% 23% 29%
Q14) What was your age range when you got the dog?                               
Under 20 20-30 30-40 40-50 50-60 Over 60 Total Responses
65 94 79 31 8 1 278
23% 34% 28% 11% 3% 0%
It must be noted that younger people are more likely to be on the internet and see the survey - just a speculation on my part                            
Q15) Why did you give up your dog?                                 
Unspecified Aggression Aggression to other animals Aggression to Humans Livestock Preying No Time Can't Contain Dog Moving Not Housbroken Divorce or Breakup Dog's Health Problems Allergic to Dog and Other owner health problems Impounded by Animal Control New Baby or Spouse Noise Other Total Responses
14 26 52 13 27 14 47 8 10 16 5 0 5 3 38 278
5% 9% 19% 5% 10% 5% 17% 3% 4% 6% 2% 0% 2% 1% 14%
possible errors of 13 in unspecified aggr, added animal, human, and prey to survey 9/24/99                              
possible error of 6 in other, added divorce, noise, health and allergies 9/24/99                              
Q16) Did the person, organization, or business that you got the dog from try to give you any help with the problem that caused you to give up the dog?                             
Yes No Didnít ask Total Responses (No answer) (Total)
38 98 111 247 31 278
15% 40% 45%
Q17) Did you get another dog within one year?                                 
Yes No Total Responses (No answer) (Total)
107 136 243 35 278
44% 47%
Q18) Were you able to keep that next dog?                                 
Yes No Total Responses (No answer) (Total)
99 20 119 159 278
83% 17%
This may have more responses than people who got dogs within next year. I think people are answering when the next dog may have not been aquired during that next year.                        
Q19) How many dogs have you had that you couldn't keep?                               
Gave up one dog Gave up more than one dog Average Number of Dogs given up Total Responses (No answer) (Total)
165 90 1.592156863 255 23 278
65% 35%
Q20) Does your locality have a:                                 
Leash Law:                                  
Yes No Don't Know Total Responses (No answer) (Total)
214 29 32 275 3 278
78% 11% 12%
License Requirement:                                  
Yes No Don't Know Total Responses (No answer) (Total)
224 26 23 273 5 278
82% 10% 8%