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Table 1 Dog characteristics, number of dogs with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and pneumonia in Irish Wolfhounds born 2006–2008

From: Occurrence of cardiorespiratory diseases and impact on lifespan in Swedish Irish Wolfhounds: a retrospective questionnaire-based study

Group 2006 2007 2008
Number of dogs 45 39 21
Response rate 41% 40% 30%
Alive/dead 9/36 (45) 11/28 (39) 9/12 (21)
Sex, male/female 24/21 (45) 19/20 (39) 9/12 (21)
Mean weight (kg) 68 (37) 67 (36) 68 (19)
Neutered 4 (39) 8 (36) 5 (20)
Coat color, B/RB/DB/F/W/Bl 28/1/0/3/6/7 (45) 27/2/1/4/3/2 (39) 16/0/1/1/1/2 (21)
Number with offspring 7 (45) 6 (38) 5 (20)
DCM 9 (45) 7 (39) 2 (21)
Pneumonia 14 (38) 14 (36) 6 (19)
  1. Total number of values for each specific category is presented in parenthesis. Dogs that had been diagnosed with both DCM and pneumonia appear in both disease groups
  2. Annual response rates; 2006: 45 answers from 109 distributed questionnaires; 2007: 39 answers from 98 distributed questionnaires; 2008: 21 answers from 69 distributed questionnaires
  3. B coat color brindle, RB red brindle, DB dark brindle, F fawn, W wheaten, Bl black