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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
Sex of dogs
Ages of dogs
  0–6 month28438.0
 7–12 month16922.6
  >12 month29439.4
Source of dogs
 From own bitch36749.1
 Received as gift466.2
Reason for dog ownership
 Guard dogs47463.5
Confinement of dogs
 Day and night26034.8
 Allow to roam364.8
Feeding of dogs
 Household members64986.9
 Find its own food30.4
Rabies vaccination status
 Not up to vaccination age12516.7