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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of 3044 Golden Retriever Dogs participating in the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study at their initial clinical study visit

From: Population characteristics of golden retriever lifetime study enrollees

Characteristic Region
Northeast Midwest South Mountain Pacific
n = 635 n = 722 n = 841 n = 413 n = 433
Sex
n(%) spayed female 118 (19) 151 (21) 182 (22) 86 (21) 101 (23)
n(%) intact female 203 (32) 201 (28) 231 (27) 109 (26) 122 (28)
n(%) neutered male 88 (14) 127 (18) 132 (16) 87 (21) 82 (19)
n(%) intact male 226 (36) 243 (34) 296 (35) 131 (32) 128 (30)
Median age at spay/neuter in months (± IQR) 6.8 (6.1–10.3) 6.4(5.5–8.4) 6.7(5.6–9.4) 6.6(5.6–9.1) 7.1(5.9–10.8)
n(%) reporting elective spay/neuter 199 (97) 273 (98) 309 (98) 165 (95) 174 (95)
n(%) Registered with the American Kennel Club 547 (86) 603 (84) 741 (88) 321 (78) 367 (85)
n(%) with pet health insurance 150 (24) 79 (11) 148 (18) 91 (22) 110 (25)
n(%) acquired from a breeder (includes bred by current owner) 612 (96) 688 (95) 791 (94) 374 (91) 418 (97)
n(%) sleeping in the house 629 (99) 697 (97) 826 (98) 403 (98) 411 (95)
n(%) primary activity is companion or pet 520 (83) 573 (80) 697 (84) 360 (88) 371 (87)