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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of the dogs

From: The impact of service and hearing dogs on health-related quality of life and activity level: a Swedish longitudinal intervention study

Baseline characteristics, dogs Total (n=55)
Age
 Mean (SD) 2.2 (0.7)
 Min – Max 1.3 – 4.0
Weight (kg)
 Mean (SD) 22.6 (10.7)
 Min-Max 3.2 – 52.0
Height (cm)
 Mean (SD) 49.8 (11.7)
 Min-Max 19.0 – 67.5
Gender
 Bitch 27 (49.1%)
Neutered
 Yes 16 (29.1%)
 No 39 (70.9%)
Assistance dog
 Physical service dog 30 (54.5%)
 Diabetes alert dog 20 (36.4%)
 Seizure alert dog 2 (3.6%)
 Hearing dog 3 (5.5%)
Breed categoriesa
 Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs 21 (38.2%)
 Sheepdogs and Cattle Dogs 12 (21.8%)
 Companion and Toy Dogs 9 (16.4%)
 Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid Breeds - Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs 4 (7.3%)
 Terriers 4 (7.3%)
 Sighthounds 2 (3.6%)
 Crossbreed 2 (3.6%)
 Spitz and Primitive types 1 (1.8%)
  1. aAccording to Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI) [27]