Funding for this research was provided by:
Dogs Trust Canine Welfare Grant (CGW012)
Received: 3 August 2020
Accepted: 22 December 2020
First Online: 4 January 2021
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical approval for the study has been obtained from the Social Science Ethical Review Board at the Royal Veterinary College (URN SR2017–1116), the University of Bristol Animal Welfare Ethical Research Board (UIN/18/052) and Dogs Trust Ethical Review Board (ERB009).All participants in the Generation Pup study provide informed consent (via an online form or on paper) relating to different aspects of the study. Some consent statements are required for participation, others such as consent to participate in the biological sampling aspect of the study are optional. The different consents are outlined in Additional files InternalRef removed and InternalRef removed and have been approved by the Ethical Review Board (Dogs Trust, ERB009).
: Not Applicable.
: J.K.M., R.A.C., R.E.P.DC, R.H.K., S. OG. and J.L.W are employed by Dogs Trust, whilst M.S.L. was also employed by Dogs Trust (2017–2019). Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity with an interest in improving dog welfare (health and behaviour). The authors declare that they have no other competing interests.