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Table 3 Multivariable logistic regression modelling of characteristics of breeders that prospective owners sought out (n = 6037), with comparisons between designer crossbred puppy owners (n = 1511) and purebred puppy owners (n = 4526) in the UK. Significant associations (p <  0.05) are emboldened. aFootnote

From: How much is that doodle in the window? Exploring motivations and behaviours of UK owners acquiring designer crossbreed dogs (2019-2020)

Breeder characteristic (n = 6037) Designer crossbred % (n = 1511) Purebred % (n = 4526) Odds Ratio 95% CIb p value
Someone I felt was trustworthy 76.6 79.7 0.85 0.72-1.00 0.043
They performed health tests for the breed/crossbreed I wanted 59.3 66.2 0.75 0.65-0.86 <  0.001
Lived within the distance I was willing to travel 48.0 36.2 1.63 1.42-1.86 <  0.001
Availability of puppies at the time I wanted 45.9 37.2 1.39 1.21-1.59 <  0.001
They would allow me to see the puppies’ father (sire) 40.4 42.8 0.95 0.83-1.09 0.498
Reasonably priced puppies 37.1 35.0 1.13 0.98-1.29 0.093
Bred the colour of the breed/crossbreed I wanted to purchase 20.3 23.3 0.85 0.72-1.00 0.043
A member of the Kennel Club Assured Breeders Scheme 5.29 27.4 0.13 0.10-0.18 <  0.001
The dogs they bred from had been awarded prizes at dog shows 1.46 12.0 0.13 0.08-0.21 <  0.001
  1. aFixed covariables used in this model were owner age, UK region, acquisition year (2019 or 2020), whether children were present in the household and whether the owner had prior dog ownership experience
  2. bConfidence interval