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Research Article

Demographic and Ecological Survey of Dog Population in Aba, Abia State, Nigeria

Table 2

Information obtained from 500 dog owning households in Aba North and Aba South LGA of Abia state (from April to June 2013).

VariableFrequencyPercentage (%)

Breeds of dogs
 Exotic49566.3
 Local14219.0
 Cross11014.7
Sex of dogs
 Male46562.2
 Female28237.8
Ages of dogs
  0–6 month28438.0
 7–12 month16922.6
  >12 month29439.4
Source of dogs
 From own bitch36749.1
 Bought33444.7
 Received as gift466.2
Reason for dog ownership
 Guard dogs47463.5
 Sale/breeding18224.4
 Pet9112.2
Confinement of dogs
 Day43858.6
 Night131.7
 Day and night26034.8
 Allow to roam364.8
Feeding of dogs
 Household members64986.9
 Neighbours10.1
 Find its own food30.4
 Neighbours/household9412.6
Rabies vaccination status
 Yes29839.9
 No32443.4
 Not up to vaccination age12516.7
Total747100