Dogs vs. Cats: Which is the more popular pet around the world?


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Looking at the internet, you’d probably come to the conclusion that the world’s favorite pet is the cat. After all, the world wide web is full of cute and funny videos, gifs and memes of our feline companions. When it comes down to it though, pet owners more often opt to share their lives and homes with ‘man’s best friend’, the dog.

Results from a new edition of the Statista Global Consumer Survey show that at least in the United States, mainland China, the United Kingdom and Japan, dogs have a fairly comfortable lead over their greatest furry rivals. In the U.S., 74 percent of pet owners said they have a dog, compared to just 47 percent with a cat. In Germany though, the fight is far tighter, with dogs just edging out cats on 51 percent compared to 50 percent.

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The best dog breeds for dog lovers who are allergic to dander


It’s hard to be a dog lover when you’re allergic to dog dander. Luckily, though, There are lots of dogs that are considered “hypoallergenic.”


As the American Kennel Club points out, no dog breed is 100% hypoallergenic. Nonetheless, these dogs have non-shedding coats, meaning they’ll produce less dander than the average dog breed. Since dander is the No. 1 reason people are allergic to dogs, that means these dogs can be much better options for folks with allergies.


If you’re an allergy-suffering dog lover, keep reading for AKC-acknowledged hypoallergenic dogs!  We also included a few traits about the breed to help you narrow down your doggy search.


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  • Characteristics: Funny and fearless
  • Weight: 7-10 lbs
  • Life Expectancy: 12-15 years


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  • Characteristics: Dignified and proud
  • Weight: 50-60 lbs
  • Life Expectancy:12-15 years


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  • Characteristics: Alert and curious
  • Weight: 12-16 lbs
  • Life Expectancy: 14-16 years


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  • Characteristics: Loyal and fun
  • Weight: 46-60 lbs
  • Life Expectancy: 12-14 years


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  • Characteristics: Charming and playful
  • Weight: 17-23 lbs
  • Life Expectancy: 11-16 years


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  • Characteristics: Affectionate and feisty
  • Weight: 6-11 lbs
  • Life Expectancy: 12-15 years


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  • Characteristics: Reserved and serious
  • Weight: 5-9 lbs
  • Life Expectancy: 12-14 years


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  • Characteristics: Lively and affectionate
  • Weight: 8-12 lbs
  • Life Expectancy: 13-18 years


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  • Characteristics: Happy and smart
  • Weight: 8-15 lbs
  • Life Expectancy: 15-19 years



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  • Characteristics: Trainable and alert
  • Weight: 55-85 lbs
  • Life Expectancy: 12-15 years

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  • Characteristics: Intelligent and active
  • Weight: 45-65 lbs
  • Life Expectancy: 10-12 years


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  • Characteristics: Spirited and gentle
  • Weight: 33-40 lbs
  • Life Expectancy: 13-15 years


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  • Characteristics: Keen and undemanding
  • Weight: 24-35 lbs
  • Life Expectancy: 15-17 years


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  • Characteristics: Outgoing and positive
  • Weight: 15 lbs
  • Life Expectancy: 13-15 years


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  • Characteristics: Gentle and charming
  • Weight: under 7 lbs
  • Life Expectancy: 12-15 years


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  • Characteristics: Obedient and smart
  • Weight: 11-20 lbs
  • Life Expectancy: 12-15 years


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  • Characteristics: Noble and loyal
  • Weight: 8-17 lbs (small), 17-27 lbs (medium), 26-55 lbs (large)
  • Life Expectancy:12-14 years


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  • Characteristics: Faithful and smart
  • Weight: 15-17 lbs
  • Life Expectancy: 12-15 years


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  • Characteristics: Agile and intelligent
  • Weight: 60-70 pounds
  • Average lifespan: 10-18 years


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  • Characteristics: Athletic and adventurous
  • Weight: 35-60 lbs
  • Life Expectancy: 11-13 years


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  • Characteristics: Perky, charming, curious
  • Weight: 4.5-11 pounds
  • Average lifespan: 12-16 years


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  • Characteristics: Happy and devoted
  • Weight: 30-40 lbs
  • Life Expectancy: 12-14 years


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  • Characteristics: Fearless and spirited
  • Weight: 30-50 lbs
  • Life Expectancy: 13-16 years


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  • Characteristics: Calm and loyal
  • Weight: 10-15 lbs (toy), 15-30 lbs (mini), 30-55 (standard)
  • Life Expectancy:13-18 years


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  • Characteristics: Sprightly and affectionate
  • Weight: 7 lbs
  • Life Expectancy: 11-15 years

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