Do you have the most popular pure breed of dog or cat in Bankstown?
Bankstown Mayor, Councillor Khal Asfour, said a total of 32,072 dogs and cats have homes in Bankstown.
“Our residents own 23,949 dogs and 8,123 cats,” Mayor Asfour said.
“This means around one in six residents owns one of these pets.”
Residents are encouraged to visit Council’s website at www.bankstown.nsw.gov.au and go to the latest news section under Community News on the home page to find out where their pet sits in the pecking order.
Mayor Asfour said he expects a lot of owners to be surprised by what are the most popular pure breeds in Bankstown.
“As far as dogs are concerned, the most popular breed is not the German Shepherd, Chihuahua, Bull Terrier or Australian Cattle Dog - it’s the Maltese,” Mayor Asfour said.
“When it comes to cats, it’s not Persian or Himalayan but Burmese.”
DOGS Maltese - 1,212German Shepherd - 1,150Staffordshire Bull Terrier - 996Jack Russell Terrier - 764Labrador Retriever - 762Rottweiler - 550Chihuahua - 536Pomeranian - 494Cavalier King Charles Spaniel - 419Shih Tzu - 357American Staffordshire Terrier - 350
Burmese - 161Persian - 139Ragdoll - 123Siamese - 87Himalayan - 85Birman - 77British Shorthair - 59Half Persian - 27Tonkinese - 27Russian Blue - 27Oriental - 23