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Dog as a typical predator which communicates with manPies jako typowy drapieznik komunikujacy sie z czlowiekiem

By J. Kamieniak, T. Mazurkiewicz, M. Tietze

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This article aims at the presentation of a complex process of making ties between the dog and the man, that started from the domestication of a dog and was followed by the thousands years of co-evolution. Here, we were discussing the process of forming relationships between the dog and the man up to the time being. The proximity and close cooperation of both species required an efficient system of communication enabling the exchange of information in different situations. During the thousands years of mutual contact, the dog and the man acquired the knowledge of the cooperation and understanding. Dog has learnt to distinguish various signals sent by the man. Dogs are able to recognize and understand human emotions and moods better than any other species connected phylogenetically more closely with man. Although the animal was domesticated many thousand years ago, it is still demonstrating features of behavior typical for the predators. Predator behavior can be easily recognized when the dog hunts, plays and eats. These features however, coexist with personality of a dedicated human partner.

Publication Title Zycie Weterynaryjne
Volume 91
Issue 4
Pages 235-237
ISBN/ISSN 0137-6810
Language Polish
Author Address Katedry Etologii i Podstaw Technology Produkcji Zwierzecej Wydzialu Biologii i Hodowli Zwierzat Uniwersytetu Przyrodniczego w Lublinie, Poland.jaroslaw.kamieniak@up.lublin.pl
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  1. Animal behavior
  2. Animal communication
  3. Animals
  4. Behavioral research
  5. Canidae
  6. Canine
  7. Carnivores
  8. Dogs
  9. Emotions
  10. Humans
  11. Learning
  12. Mammals
  13. Men
  14. natural enemies
  15. Personality
  16. Pets and companion animals
  17. predators
  18. Primates
  19. Relationships
  20. vertebrates
  21. Zoology