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Generation Pup

Project Lead: Dr Jane Murray

Please find the Generation Pup project objectives, publications and papers below. There is also lots of information on the website (where dog owners can also sign up), or you can find us on Facebook or Twitter. Thank you so much for your interest!

Project objectives

  • To set up, maintain and analyse data from a large cohort study of 10,000 dogs (all breeds and cross-breeds) living in the UK and Republic of Ireland.  
  • To follow these dogs from puppy-hood throughout their lives.
  • Gather information on aspects such as environment, social interaction, diet, exercise and daily routine, that may be important in the development of a range of health and behaviour conditions which impact on the well-being of our dogs.

Publications

2021

'Generation Pup' – protocol for a longitudinal study of dog behaviour and health

2020

Owner perception of problem behaviours in dogs aged 6 and 9-months

Puppy acquisition: factors associated with acquiring a puppy under eight weeks of age and without viewing the mother

Sleep Duration and Behaviours: A Descriptive Analysis of a Cohort of Dogs up to 12 Months of Age

2019

A poster describing preliminary findings for the Gen Pup cohort study regarding owner-reported canine health problems to age 6 months

This Clinical Research Abstract was presented at the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) congress held in Birmingham in April 2019.

Generation Pup Owner perceptions of problem behaviours in dogs aged 6 months PDF 143 KB
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A poster describing preliminary findings for the Gen Pup cohort study regarding owner-reported canine health problems to age 12 months.

The poster was presented at the Society for Veterinary and Preventive Medicine symposium in Utrecht in March 2019.

Generation Pup - Owner-Reported Canine Health Problems to Age 12 Months PDF 1.3 MB
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An abstract describing preliminary findings from the Generation Pup cohort study regarding factors affecting intended adoption of reward-based training methods.

This Clinical Research Abstract was presented at the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) congress held in Birmingham in April 2019.

Generation Pup Factors that affect intended adoption of reward-based training reported by a cohort of puppy owners PDF 118 KB
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An abstract describing preliminary findings from the Generation Pup cohort study, regarding the effect of dog ownership experience on uptake of preventative health practices as puppies.

This Clinical Research Abstract was presented at the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) congress held in Birmingham in April 2019.

Generation Pup: Effect of dog ownership experience on the uptake of preventative health care practices reported by puppy owners PDF 109 KB
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An abstract describing factors associated with owner acquisition of puppies under 8 weeks of age.

This Clinical Research Abstract was presented at the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) congress held in Birmingham in April 2019.

Generation Pup: Factors associated with owner acquisition of puppies under 8 weeks of age PDF 107 KB
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2018

A poster describing the methodology and early recruitment for the Gen Pup cohort study.

The poster was presented at the Society for Veterinary and Preventive Medicine  (SVEPM) symposium in Tallinn in March 2018.

Generation Pup - Methodology and Early Recruitment for a UK Birth Cohort of Dogs PDF 781 KB
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An abstract, and poster, describing preliminary data from the Generation Pup study regarding puppy acquisition behaviour.

The abstract was accepted for a presentation as a poster at the International Symposium for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics (SVEE) in Chiang Mai in October 2018

Generation Pup: Puppy acquisition behaviour – preliminary data from the ‘Generation Pup’ birth cohort PDF 3.06 MB
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Puppy Acquisition Behaviour – Preliminary Data From the ‘Generation Pup’ Birth Cohort PDF 3.06 MB
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