Funding for this research was provided by:
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation (2252)
Hans-Böckler Foundation - PhD Scholarship (359519)
Received: 7 May 2019
Accepted: 14 May 2019
First Online: 30 May 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study protocol and design were approved by the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) Clinical Research Ethical Review Board (CRERB) and ethical approval has been granted (URN 2016 1558)<b><i>.</i></b> All owners must give written informed consent to participate in the study and agree to fulfil all requirements of the study.
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