Research Article

Owning a Samoyed dog - cost analysis

Katarzyna Królaczyk  , Katarzyna Marta Kavetska , Katarzyna Flis

Department of Animal Anatomy and Zoology, Faculty of Biotechnology and Animal Husbandry, West Pomeranian University in Szczecin, Janickiego Str. 33, 71-270 Szczecin

Abstract. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects and expenditures related to maintenance of Samoyed dogs, specifying the contribution of individual factors affecting the overall economic account. The research material consisted of data obtained from surveys conducted among 111 owners of Samoyeds kept in Poland. The survey asked questions about the costs associated with owning a dog. The results were compiled with the minimum, maximum and average costs, and distinguished the percentage share of individual annual costs. The obtained results were the basis for the conclusion that owners of male dogs incur higher annual costs than owners of bitches. The largest share in the annual costs was related to feeding, and in one-off costs it was the purchase of an animal. In addition to the financial aspects of having a dog, also taken into account should be the effects and non-measurable costs associated with it. It seems that awareness of the costly nature of owning a pure-bred dog can increase the responsibility and reduce the number of abandoned dogs.

Keywords: Samoyed, dog, costs, economic account

 

This Article

Received: 13 Jul 2021

Accepted: 30 Sep 2021

Published online: 31 Oct 2021

Accesses: 146

How to cite

Królaczyk, K., Kavetska, K.M., Flis, K., (2021). Owning a Samoyed dog - cost analysis. Acta Sci. Pol. Zootechnica, 20(3), 71–76. DOI: 10.21005/asp.2021.20.3.10.