The UK spends £1.3 billion a month on its dogs - here's which cities shell out the most

By Conor Matchett
Wednesday, 10 April, 2019, 14:01
British people spend more than £1.3 billion a year on their dogs (Photo: Shutterstock)

We all love our pet pooches. From labradors to pugs, British people are famous for their love of man's best friend.

With all pets, however, comes a cost, and according to insurance specialists Protectivity, Britons spend an incredible £15.6 billion per year on our dogs.

London leads the way on forking out for their pooches, with the average yearly spend by Londoners on their dogs sitting at £1,514.

Edinburgh dog lovers are not far behind, and spend the most in Scotland, on average paying £1,399 to pamper their fluffy friends.

The big Scottish cities are the biggest spenders, with Glasgow rounding out the top three with £1,330.

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Not to be outdone, smaller cities such as Leeds and Sheffield are also high up the list, with dog owners spending an incredible £1,275 and £1,236 respectively each year.

This ranks dog owners in the two cities as the fourth and sixth biggest spenders on their pets.

The full list

London - £1,514 (per year)Edinburgh - £1,399Glasgow - £1,330Leeds - £1,275Bristol - £1,266Sheffield - £1,236Manchester - £1,277Brighton - £1,204Birmingham - £1,191Belfast - £1,169Newcastle - £1,098Southampton - £1,089Nottingham - £1,088Liverpool - £1,077Norwich - £994Plymouth - £939Cardiff - £910

A version of this article originally appeared on our sister site, Edinburgh Evening News