I've taken these all around the globe and our four legged friends are frankly everywhere. What's different, is the attitude that humans have to dogs. There are around 400 million dogs in the world, quite a lot more than the human population of America, and there's over 700 pure breeds (of dogs, not Americans!) Even better, someone has actually worked out that, on average, city dogs live longer than country dogs by about 3 years. Who'd have known !