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    Default Demographics of Canine Athletes - survey

    Posted on behalf of Dr. Chris Zink PhD, DVM, DACVSMR

    "I have designed an anonymous survey to help people learn more about the needs of canine athletes. It seems hard to believe to those of us who are passionate about canine sports, but there is hardly ANY research being done on injuries and conditions specifically affecting canine athletes. One of the big reasons is that the demographics of canine athletes and their people are not well known. This survey will start to change that.

    So please go to the following URL and fill out the survey. It should take less than 10 minutes of your time - time well spent!"

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Canin...teDemographics


    Thanks for participating in advance - any information we can start to gather in regards to the athletic health of our retrievers is important.
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    The survey isn't open to dogs that hunt but don't play "the games". Pity.

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    Is this just open to Labradors that reside in the USA?
    If you play their game train the way they train

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    Check the link and read page one.

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    Did the survery....boy made me aware of how much I spend in time and money!

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    I took a look too....great idea, but I cannot imagine why they would not list just "hunting" as a sport...along with working herding dogs that don't compete, police dogs, etc., yet they consider conformation as a sport? So it's not really a canine athlete survey, it's a competition survey and as such, will really help with nothing. I didn't finish it.
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    Sharon, send your thoughts to them. In the "comments" section within the survey..as it went I stated "hunting". There is a place at the very end as well. It would be good to get that in there!!

    The international info as well..

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    If the survey only reaches the target audience via the Internet how many prospective responders will be missed because the demographics of the target audience includes a group that is not Internet active.

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    Is this just one of the many resources they are using to survey?
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    Quote Originally Posted by EdA View Post
    If the survey only reaches the target audience via the Internet how many prospective responders will be missed because the demographics of the target audience includes a group that is not Internet active.
    I agree, but it's a start. Hope it gets spread to other forums to include as many canine athletes as possible. As for categories not listed like hunting or working dogs, if enough people add their activity of choice into the "other" category they may be included at a later date. I added "hunting" there.
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