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Table 2 Summary of signalment data for the dogs used for generating the different sets of photographs used in the study

From: Can you estimate body composition in dogs from photographs?

Parameter Experienced Observer Set Multiple Observer Set
  Standardised Non-standardised Standardised Non-standardised
  Pre-weight loss Post-weight loss Pre-weight loss Post-weight loss Pre-weight loss Post-weight loss Pre-weight loss Post-weight loss
Age (mo) 72 (19–166) 86 (30–140) 84 (24–159) 85 (26–140) 77 (24–156) 84 (40–140) 84 (24–159) 85 (26–140)
Breed size 20 Toy 5 Toy 7 Toy 2 Toy 7 Toy 1 Toy 6 Toy 1 Toy
16 small 7 small 7 small 5 small 4 small 4 small 3 small 5 small
19 medium 7 medium 8 medium 1 medium 7 medium 5 medium 7 medium 1 medium
40 large 11 large 12 large 9 large 7 large 5 large 9 large 8 large
Sex M: 6, F: 5 NM: 17, NF: 13 M: 3, F: 1 F: 1, NM: 13, NF: 3 M: 1, F: 1 NM: 8, NF: 7 M: 2, F: 1 F: 1, NM: 12, NF: 2
NM: 46, NF: 38 NM: 17, NF: 13 NM: 14, NF: 9 NM: 13, NF: 9
Weight (kg) 31.5 (4.4–77.6) 16.6 (6.1–41.2) 22.7 (6.7–59.0) 32.2 (6.3–41.2) 20.9 (6.7–60.8) 25.8 (6.1–38.7) 23.5 (7.2–59.0) 32.2 (6.3–41.2)
Body fat (%) 45 (27–58) 30 (10–43) 43 (32–58) 31 (10–35) 43 (30–55) 31 (10–43) 43 (32–58) 32 (10–35)
BCS1 8 (6–9) 5 (5–6) 8 (6–9) 5 (5–6) 8 (6–9) 5 (5–6) 8 (6–9) 5 (5–6)
Coat length Short 36 Short 11 Short 9 Short 4 Short 11 Short 6 Short 9 Short 4
Medium 38 Medium 14 Medium 18 Medium 11 Medium 11 Medium 6 Medium 13 Medium 9
Long 21 Long 5 Long 7 Long 2 Long 3 Long 3 Long 3 Long 2
Coat colour Dark 39 Dark 10 Dark 10 Dark 10 Dark 8 Dark 5 Dark 7 Dark 9
mid 13 mid 8 mid 8 mid 1 mid 7 mid 3 mid 7 mid 1
mixed 8 mixed 8 mixed 5 mixed 4 mixed 5 mixed 4 mixed 5 mixed 3
light 15 light 4 light 11 light 2 light 5 light 3 light 6 light 2
  1. For continuous data and body condition score (BCS) results are expressed as median (range). For categorical data, the number of dogs in each category are listed. 1 BCS assessed with a 9-integer scale (7)
  2. M male, NF neutered female, NM neutered male, YT Yorkshire terrier