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Table 6 Multivariable logistic regression modelling of puppy viewing practices prior to the date the puppy was brought home (n = 5964) with comparison between designer crossbred puppy owners (n = 1494) and purebred puppy owners (n = 4470) 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)

Viewed prior to the date they were brought home (n = 5964) Designer crossbred % (n = 1494) Purebred % (n = 4470) Odds Ratio 95% CIb p value
Yes – visited the breeder’s property in person 60.4 67.0 0.74 0.64-0.85 < 0.001
No – I wanted to see my/our puppy, but the breeder refused 48.0 0.76 0.67 0.33-1.33 0.250
Yes – saw my/our puppy on a live video call with their breeder 24.5 21.4 1.08 0.92-1.27 0.327
No – the purchase was a rapid decision, so my puppy was brought home on the same day they were viewed 4.95 2.42 0.41 0.29-0.57 < 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