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Table 1 Descriptive statistics on sex, age and prevalence of overweight in the six selected breeds and in all 120 dogs included in the study

From: Overweight in Swedish show dogs–prevalence and association with performance in competition

Breed Sex Years Prevalence of overweight (%)***
(M/F) (Mean ± SD) BCS ≥ 6
Chihuahua 9/13 1.4 ± 0.9 32
Dachshund 8/14 2.8 ± 3.3 5
French bulldog 9/3 1.2 ± 0.6 50
Golden retriever 7/16 4.1 ± 3.0 57
Labrador retriever 4/11 2.4 ± 1.4 67
Whippet 12/14 2.7 ± 2.6 4
  1. BCS Body condition score, F Female, M Male, SD Standard deviation
  2. ***The prevalence of overweight dogs (BCS ≥ 6) within each breed differed between breeds (Chi-square test, P < 0.0001)