Generation Pup study was established in 2016 and is run by the Dogs Trust. In 2023 the study recruited its 7,500thpuppy onto the project. However, although the study has been a great success, we still require more puppies and their owners to take part in order for us to reach our 10,000-puppy target. Can you help?
The data gathered from this work will be fundamental in understanding the development of health and behaviour problems in dogs over their lifetime. This is achieved by all our voluntary puppy owners who regularly complete online surveys about all aspects of their dog’s health, welfare and management. There are also additional contributions which dedicated owners provide to the study including the submission of hair, faecal, urine and buccal swabs from their dogs. This also provide a unique database of dog samples which will help in the understanding of dog health and welfare. If you would like to know more please see our methodology research paper here: ‘Generation Pup’ – protocol for a longitudinal study of dog behaviour and health | SpringerLink. You can also keep up to date with our most recent results here: Results | Generation Pup
How do I get involved in the Generation Pup study? There are three criteria you need to meet to be eligible to take part which include:
- You must currently live in either England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland.
- You need to be 16 years of age or older.
- You need to own a puppy (any breed, crossbreed or mixed breed) under 16 weeks of age (or 21 weeks if they have gone through quarantine)
If you meet all of the above criteria, you can sign up to generation pup by visiting our website here: https://generationpup.ac.uk/
If you are not eligible, please feel free to share our social media content (see below) and help us reach our target!
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