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Table 1 Number and percentage of farms, owners and dogs stratified by terrain and type of stock present and combinations of stock present. Data were collected from 641 dogs, 126 dog owners and 116 farms that participated in TeamMate. Combinations of stock that were seen on fewer than 10 farms were combined and listed as ‘Other’. Percentages do not add up to 100% due to incomplete recording of data and because most properties, dog owners and dogs were associated with more than one type of stock

From: TeamMate: a longitudinal study of New Zealand working farm dogs. I. Methods, population characteristics and health on enrolment

Property variablesFarmsOwnersDogs
n% (95% CI)n% (95% CI)n% (95% CI)
Terrain
 Both flat and steep6153 (43–62)7056 (47–64)35055 (51–58)
 Flat only3429 (21–38)3427 (19–35)15925 (21–28)
 Steep only2017 (10–24)2117 (10–23)1818 (15–21)
Type of stock present
 Sheep11196 (92–99)12196 (93–99)1696 (95–98)
 Beef cattle10490 (84–95)11490 (85–96)58191 (88–93)
 Dairy cattle (dry)2017 (10–24)2117 (10–23)11618 (15–21)
 Deer1715 (8–21)2318 (12–25)10717 (14–20)
 Other stock present109 (4–14)1210 (4–15)6310 (8–12)
Combinations of stock
 Sheep and beef cattle7464 (55–73)7862 (53–70)40062 (59–66)
 Sheep, beef cattle and dairy cattle (dry)1311 (5–17)1310 (5–16)7512 (9–14)
 Sheep, beef cattle and deer109 (4–14)1512 (6–18)6610 (8–13)
 Other combinations of stock1916 (10–23)2016 (9–22)10016 (13–18)