According to research from the Penn Vet Working Dog Center at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, branches of the U.S. military and sectors of the federal government are having trouble acquiring sufficient numbers of dogs to meet their needs. Given that well-trained working dogs can locate drugs, bombs, people buried under rubble, smuggled food, pipeline leaks, game animals, and cancer, we found this to be very concerning news.
So in keeping with our mission at Public Spend Forum to connect buyers and suppliers in the government marketplace, we used our innovative supplier intelligence tool GovShop to provide an overview of the working dogs marketplace. Our results, presented in a recent webinar, have been compiled into a market segmentation of the working dogs’ industry. Our hope is this market map will help buyers identify suppliers of working dogs by organizing the marketplace into logical segments and mapping suppliers to those segments.
Host Ash Bedi reviewed the four general sectors of working dogs and related services, which can be broken down into four primary categories:
- Dogs Only
- Working Dog Services
- Dog Training Solutions
- Dog Equipment
While there is overlap within the supply markets, with companies that provide everything under the sun, and others that focus on niche segments. This was demonstrated through our market map, representing 93 unique suppliers who operate within the working dogs sector, all of whom can be searched and filtered within our GovShop market research tool.
Ash provided a brief demonstration of how these suppliers can be searched using that tool, so we encourage anyone who is interested in researching working dogs to watch the recording. And if you are eager to learn more about this market, consider our Assisted Market Research offering, which can help you gain a “high resolution” view of the suppliers who best match your required capabilities.
Check out the webinar recording above and watch other relevant videos from Public Spend Forum on our YouTube channel!