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Table 1.

Description of the subjects

SubjectBreed*Mass (kg)Mean velocity (m s-1)Preferred lead
Labrador retriever 25.2 8.5±0.3 R 
Pit bull/labrador retriever 23.3 9.6±0.4 NS 
Hound/mixed breed 34.2 8.5±0.2 L 
Hound/mixed breed 28.5 8.4±0.4 R 
Labrador retriever 33.1 10.2±0.1 R 
Weimaraner 25.6 9.9±0.3 NS 
SubjectBreed*Mass (kg)Mean velocity (m s-1)Preferred lead
Labrador retriever 25.2 8.5±0.3 R 
Pit bull/labrador retriever 23.3 9.6±0.4 NS 
Hound/mixed breed 34.2 8.5±0.2 L 
Hound/mixed breed 28.5 8.4±0.4 R 
Labrador retriever 33.1 10.2±0.1 R 
Weimaraner 25.6 9.9±0.3 NS 
*

As many of the dogs were adopted from a local pound, all breeds are approximations based on subjects' appearance. For preferred lead, NS indicates that neither a right (R) nor a left (L) lead was significantly preferred

Significance of lead preference was P<0.01

significance of preference P<0.001

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