Dogs Trust is looking to recruit puppies for 'Generation Pup' research 2 years ago

Dogs Trust is looking to recruit puppies for 'Generation Pup' research

The study's main objective is to gather information to provide help and preventative measures for dogs in the future.

Dogs Trust has announced that they're looking to recruit for Irish puppies for a unique type of research project called ‘Generation Pup’.


This pioneering study, conducted by researchers at Dogs Trust and The University of Bristol, is basically that film Boyhood, except for dogs.

The Dogs Trust will follow your pup from its early stages as it grows into doghood and detail the important parts to help canine companions everywhere.

‘Generation Pup’ is known as a "birth cohort study", which aims to provide a massive amount on knowledge about dog development, health and disease, and informed many aspects of public health policy.

This has some big advantages over other approaches, as it enables investigative work to determine whether early life events or environments influence the development of conditions as dogs get older.

"This invaluable research will tell us so much more about our beloved canine companions, from behaviour issues to illness, and will give us a better understanding of the external factors that may dictate their entire lives," said Executive Director at Dogs Trust, Suzie Carley.

"Not only will this study deliver vital insights on our dogs’ development from an early age but the results could pave the way for effective preventative measures to be put in place, or lead to new approaches for therapy or treatment for our dogs.”

‘Generation Pup’ is asking owners of Republic of Ireland puppies of 16 weeks of age or less, of any breed or crossbreed, to sign up here.