Funding for this research was provided by:
Kennel Club Charitable Trust (N/A)
Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-10-30
Received: 28 February 2019
Accepted: 1 October 2019
First Online: 30 October 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This project was approved by the Royal Veterinary College Ethics & Welfare Committee on 18.04.2013 (Unique Reference Number 2013 1217). Informed, written consent was obtained from all participating owners.
: All data was anonymised for the purposes of analysis and publication. Owners were asked to sign a consent form for their pug to participate in the study; an additional consent form was signed for use of pet photographs for publicity, promotion, media, research and/education.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.