Text and Data Mining valid from 2018-11-15
Received: 5 July 2018
Accepted: 26 October 2018
First Online: 15 November 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The original DachsLife 2015 project [CitationRef removed] was approved by the Royal Veterinary College Ethics and Welfare Committee (approval number URN 20161602b). All owners gave consent for their responses to be used in this study.The survey said:<i>The Dachshund Breed Council will use the data for its research which may include sharing nonymous data with the Kennel Club, Royal Veterinary College, or other research partners and non-UK Breed Clubs.</i>and...<i>By completing this survey you consent to the Dachshund Breed Council using the data for its research which may include sharing anonymous data with the Kennel Club, Royal Veterinary College, or other research partners and non-UK Breed Clubs.</i><i>□ I agree</i><i>□ I do not agree (this will take you to the end of the survey)</i>
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.IS is Chairman of the Dachshund Breed Council, affiliated with the UK Kennel Club. The Dachshund Breed Council represents the interests of sixteen UK Dachshund Breed Clubs and appoints Health and Welfare Sub-committees to develop policies and coordinate plans for Dachshund breed health improvement. The Health subcommittee instigated design and data collection of the DachsLife 2015 survey but did not play a role in analysis, decision to publish, preparation of the manuscript or provide financial support for this current study.MD is affiliated with Attimore Veterinary Group, Herts, UK and consults independently as The Rehab Vet, Herts, UK. Attimore Veterinary Group played no role in the study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.None of the authors have personal or financial relationships with other people or organizations that might inappropriately influence or bias the content of the paper. There are no patents, products in development, or marketed products to declare.
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