Generation Pup

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Pup of the month

Could your dog be our next ‘Pup of the Month’?

We are now recruiting puppies from anywhere in the UK/ROI, of any breed or cross-breed. If your puppy is under 16 weeks of age please consider signing up, and joining the Generation Pup community. You could help us to make Generation Pup a once in a lifetime study with benefits for all of dogdom! Plus your puppy could be chosen as ‘Pup of the Month’.

Project news

April 4-7 2019: Generation Pup presents at BSAVA Congress

Four members of the Generation Pup team gave oral presentations of clinical research abstracts at the congress this year. It was fantastic to share some early findings from the Generation Pup project. The abstracts for these presentations are available to read here:

Factors associated with owner acquisition of puppies under 8 weeks of age

Effect of dog ownership experience on the uptake of preventative health care practices reported by puppy owners

Factors that affect intended adoption of reward-based training reported by a cohort of puppy owners

Owner perceptions of problem behaviours in dogs aged 6 months

April 01 2019: Dog of the Month!

Meet Kimble! A huge thank you to Lucy and Kimble for participating in Generation Pup. Kimble has won a Dogs Trust dog toy which will be posted out soon!

March 28 2019: From The Netherlands with Puppy Love!

Here is Dr Jane Murray presenting a poster describing owner-reported canine health problems to age 12 months. Jane attended the Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (SVEPM) in Utrecht, The Netherlands. The poster can be viewed if you click here!

March 15 2019: Owner of the Month!

We are delighted to announce that Piper’s owner – Angela has been selected as this month’s winner. Thank you to Angela and Piper for being part of Generation Pup.

A reminder to our wonderful owners that completing your most recent questionnaire could give you a chance of being selected as ‘Owner of the Month’. Every winner can pick a Dogs Trust gift for themselves, or a fun toy for their pup!

March 01 2019: Dog of the Month!

Meet this handsome chap – Woody! His owner Bathanny-Mae had these words to share with us: “He is a miniature Black and Tan dachshund with a smooth coat. His favourite toys are his squeaky piggy and his heart shaped rope!”. Woody has won a Dogs Trust dog toy to play with.