Table 1.

Description of the subjects

SubjectBreed*Mass (kg)Mean velocity (m s-1)Preferred lead
ALabrador retriever25.28.5±0.3R
BPit bull/labrador retriever23.39.6±0.4NS
CHound/mixed breed34.28.5±0.2L
DHound/mixed breed28.58.4±0.4R
ELabrador retriever33.110.2±0.1R
FWeimaraner25.69.9±0.3NS
  • * 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