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Table 1 Distribution of age, bodyweight, sex, and living environment among the 3 breed groups of healthy dogs

From: Variations in facial conformation are associated with differences in nasal microbiota in healthy dogs

  Group DL (n = 22) Group B
(n = 12)
Group T (n = 12)
Age mean (min-max) 5.8 (0.8–11.3) 3.9 (0.6–9.2) 6.8 (2.6–10.8)
Age classes n, % class 1: 5, 23% class 1: 5, 42% class 1: 0, 0%
class 2: 13, 59% class 2: 6, 50% class 2: 10, 83%
class 3: 4, 18% class 3: 1, 8% class 3: 2, 17%
Bodyweight mean (min-max), kg 28 (14.8–41) 13.1 (6.8–21.4) 7.1 (2.9–10)
Female n, % 14, 64% 5, 42% 7, 58%
City n, % 7, 32% 4, 33% 3, 25%
  1. Age class 1: < 3 years, class 2: 3–8 years and class 3: > 8 years
  2. Group DL = mesocephalic or dolichocephalic dogs of medium to large breeds
  3. Group B = brachycephalic dogs of small breeds
  4. Group T = mesocephalic or dolichocephalic terrier dogs of small breeds