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Genetic aspects of performance in working dogs.
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26 Jun 2012 | Book Sections | Contributor(s): Elaine Ostrander (editor), A. Ruvinsky (editor), Heather J. Huson
For thousands of years, the dog has proven itself an invaluable asset to man by serving as hunter, protector, transportation, aide and loyal companion. Dog domestication and breed development have …
The history and relationships of dog breeds
26 Jun 2012 | Book Sections | Contributor(s): H G Parker, Elaine Ostrander, A. Ruvinsky
The domestic dog has recently gained recognition in the popular arena of genomewide association studies (GWAS). Dozens of new GWAS studies have been released in the 3 years since the first …
Human-domestic animal interactions
25 Jun 2012 | Book Sections | Contributor(s): Donald M. Broom, Andrew Ferguson Fraser
Many wild animals spend time in multi-species groups. Flocks of forest birds, Shoals of coral reef and herds of grazing mammals may include members of several species that are able to respond to the …
The cat-human relationship
25 Jun 2012 | Book Sections | Contributor(s): John WS Bradshaw
The cat~hur11an relationship appears to stand apart from any other type of human-animal interaction. The closest analogy that can be made is to the dog-human relationship, in which the dog appears …
Interactions with humans
15 Jun 2012 | Book Sections | Contributor(s): E O Price
The interaction of captive animals with humans is a major element in the process of domestication. The degree of tameness of individual animals to a great extent determines the nature of that …
The use of animals to benefit humans: Animal-assisted therapy
09 Feb 2012 | Book Sections | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck, Aubrey H. Fine (editor), Alan M. Beck
from Handbook of Animal-Assisted Therapy by Aubrey H. Fine.