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Table 1 Demography of German Shepherd Dogs under primary veterinary care at practices participating in the VetCompassTM Programme in the UK from January 1st, 2013 to December 31st, 2013

From: Demography and disorders of German Shepherd Dogs under primary veterinary care in the UK

Variable Category No. Percent
Sex Female 6034 49.8
Male 6074 50.2
Female neuter status Entire 2401 48.4
Neutered 2558 51.6
Male neuter status Entire 2894 58.9
Neutered 2022 41.1
Female adult bodyweight (aged ≥18 months) (kg) < 30.0 923 21.0
30.0–39.9 2462 55.9
40.0–49.9 925 21.0
50.0–59.9 92 2.1
Male adult bodyweight (aged ≥18 months) (kg) < 30.0 222 5.1
30.0–39.9 1803 41.7
40.0–49.9 1762 40.8
50.0–59.9 536 12.4
Age (years) < 3.0 4195 35.0
3.0–5.9 3017 25.2
6.0–8.9 2537 21.2
9.0–11.9 1674 14.0
≥ 12.0 566 4.7