The size of the UK pet grooming market was estimated at £432 million in 2022. An estimated 80% of this money is spent on dog grooming, leaving the size of dog grooming business at £346 million in 2022.
The grooming market in the UK is anticipated to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5.7% from 2022 to 2032.
As per the latest statistics, there are over 10.2 million dogs in the UK.
27% of adults in the UK own a dog. This is slightly up compared to 2021 (26%). Compared to immediately prior to the pandemic, the proportion of people owning one dog has increased (70% in February 2020, 74% in 2022), while the proportion of dog owners owning three or more dogs has decreased (7% in February 2020, 5% in 2022).
39% of UK dog owners described themselves as new dog owners in 2022, compared to 34% in 2021. This is believed to be a measurable effect of the pandemic, where many adults found themselves acquiring their first dogs as they spent more time at home.