Cats vs Dogs in Data

A Decade in an Eternal War

10 years of cat v dog & cats v dogs.

10 years of cat v dog & cats v dogs.

A view of a decade of battles between 2010 to 2014 in the eternal war for human affection.

Fluffy Spike

Year over year view of interest in our furry friends. Popularity spikes in late spring with
"dog", and then "cat" leading the way only to have "dogs" sprint up a month later.

As someone who loves dogs, the data is pleasantly surprising.

I expected the popularity of cats to be higher.


Evolution of an Interface

To see how Google evolved their Trends interface scroll the gallery below.

Sources: Google Trends, Grumpy cat, Doge.

Notes taken on a mobile device. Pardon any auto-corrections or incorrection.