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The effect of breed on age-related changes in behavior and disease prevalence in cognitively normal older community dogs, Canis lupus familiaris

By H. E. Salvin, P. D. McGreevy, P. S. Sachdev, M. J. Valenzuela

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Variation in breed longevity in the dog has led to the inference that large dogs age at a faster rate than small dogs, possibly because of an increased oxidative load. Potential differences in behavioral aging (the rate of age-related decline in cognito-behavioral performance) across breeds represent a significant challenge to veterinarians and scientists. Using data from a large cross-sectional survey of older dog owners, we aimed to identify breed differences in behavioral aging in successfully aged dogs ≥8 years of age. Differences based on longevity (short-lived,13 years), size (small-sized,55 cm), and breed (pure vs. crossbred) were identified using binary logistic regression. Significant breed differences across longevity group were seen in 2 behavioral responses: dogs drinking>1 L/d ( P=0.001, maximum difference between groups=16.4%) and dogs showing aggression ( P=0.006, maximum difference between groups=15.1%). In purebred dogs, 8 responses ( P

Publication Title Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research
Volume 7
Issue 2
Pages 61-69
ISBN/ISSN 1558-7878
DOI 10.1016/j.jveb.2011.06.002
Language English
Author Address Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney, 3/28-32 Pine Street, Camperdown 2006, NSW, Australia.hsal8835@uni.sydney.edu.au
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  1. Age
  2. Aggression
  3. Aging
  4. Animal behavior
  5. Animal genetics
  6. Animal physiology
  7. Animals
  8. Arthritis
  9. Blindness
  10. Breed differences
  11. Breeding
  12. Breeds
  13. Canidae
  14. Canine
  15. Carnivores
  16. Crossbreds
  17. Diseases
  18. Diseases and injuries of animals
  19. Dogs
  20. Effect
  21. Incidence
  22. Interactions
  23. Locomotion
  24. Longevity
  25. Mammals
  26. peer-reviewed
  27. Pets and companion animals
  28. surveys
  29. variation
  30. vertebrates
  31. Veterinarians
  32. Wolves
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