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Table 9 Owners’ requests for information related to health testing of their puppies’ parents with comparison between purebred and designer crossbred puppy owners in the UK

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

Test Type Request and Provision of information Breed Group
Designer crossbred % (n = 1235) Purebred % (n = 3718)
Results of DNA (genetic) tests Yes, and they provided me with it 38.2 46.0
Yes, but they could not provide me with it 3.7 3.7
No, I didn’t ask about this 47.5 44.2
No, I do not believe there are any tests available for my puppy’s breed/crossbreed 10.5 6.1
Results of veterinary screening tests (e.g., hips, elbows, knees, eyes, respiratory testing) Yes, and they provided me with it 41.2 54.1
Yes, but they could not provide me with it 5.0 4.2
No, I didn’t ask about this 44.3 36.1
No, I do not believe there are any tests available for my puppy’s breed/crossbreed 9.6 5.6