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Perception of Cats: Assessing the Differences Between Videos and Still Pictures on Adoptability and Associated Characteristics
| Contributor(s):: Regina Schoenfeld-Tacher, Lori R. Kogan, Patrick C. Carney
While animal shelters have made significant progress in reducing the number of euthanized dogs and cats, millions of unclaimed pets are still euthanized every year. Cats, in particular, face bleak prospects, with ~70% of those that enter animal shelters euthanized. Many factors influence...
Zoo Animal Welfare: The Human Dimension
| Contributor(s):: Cole, J., Fraser, D.
Fear vs. frustration - Possible factors behind canine separation related behaviour
| Contributor(s):: Lenkei, R., Alvarez Gomez, S., Pongracz, P.
Modelling personality, plasticity and predictability in shelter dogs
| Contributor(s):: Conor Goold, Ruth C. Newberry
Behavioural assessments of shelter dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) typically comprise standardized test batteries conducted at one time point, but test batteries have shown inconsistent predictive validity. Longitudinal behavioural assessments offer an alternative. We modelled longitudinal...
The 'Feline Five': An exploration of personality in pet cats (Felis catus)
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| Contributor(s):: Carla A. Litchfield, Gillian Quinton, Hayley Tindle, Belinda Chiera, K. Heidy Kikillus, Philip Roetman
The idea of animals possessing personalities was once dismissed by the scientific community, but has since gained traction with evidence for potential application to improve captive animal management and welfare. Although domestic cats are popular companion animals, research has tended to...
Associations between owner personality and psychological status and the prevalence of canine behavior problems
| Contributor(s):: Dodman, N. H., Brown, D. C., Serpell, J. A.
My Dog Is Not My Cat: Owner Perception of the Personalities of Dogs and Cats Living in the Same Household
| Contributor(s):: Laura Menchetti, Silvia Calipari, Gabriella Guelfi, Alice Catanzaro, Silvana Diverio
This study aims to define the personality traits perceived by the owners of multiple pets and to evaluate how they are modulated by experiential-environmental factors. A questionnaire was administered to 1270 owners of multiple pets (dogs and cats) to collect data on the demographics,...
No better than flipping a coin: Reconsidering canine behavior evaluations in animal shelters
| Contributor(s):: Gary J. Patronek, Janis Bradley
Use of behavior evaluations for shelter dogs has progressed despite their lack of scientific validation as reliable diagnostic tools. Yet results of these evaluations are often used to make life-and-death decisions. Despite acknowledging the significant limitations of evaluations, most authors...
"Genetics and the Social Behavior of the Dog" Revisited: Searching for Genes Relating to Personality in Dogs.
| Contributor(s):: Enikõ Kubinyi, Mária Sasvári-Székely, Adám Miklósi
Human/Farm Animal Relationships
| Contributor(s):: Jack L. Albright
There are various combinations of human beings and farm animals. This paper attempts to evaluate those few studies of humans handling farm animals within a prescribed environment. Personality traits of dairy farmers and livestock people as determined by the Eysenck Personality Inventory (Eysenck...
Dog as a typical predator which communicates with manPies jako typowy drapieznik komunikujacy sie z czlowiekiem
| Contributor(s):: Kamieniak, J., Mazurkiewicz, T., Tietze, M.
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...
Responsiveness of beef cattle (Bos taurus) to human approach, novelty, social isolation, restraint and trade-offs between feeding and social companionship
| Contributor(s):: Hirata, M., Kubo, S., Taketomi, I., Matsumoto, Y.
Psychobiological Factors Affecting Cortisol Variability in Human-Dog Dyads
| Contributor(s):: Schoberl, I., Wedl, M., Beetz, A., Kotrschal, K.
Pet Ownership and the Risk of Dying from Cardiovascular Disease Among Adults Without Major Chronic Medical Conditions
| Contributor(s):: Ogechi, I., Snook, K., Davis, B. M., Hansen, A. R., Liu, F., Zhang, J.
Assessing dogs using a temperament test - will training affect the outcome? : a test-retest trial as a forensic tool
| Contributor(s):: Sophie Luisa Fechner
Temperament Tests can be a forensic tool as they are often used to clarify legal cases in which dogs were allegedly involved in circumstances of aggression towards humans or other dogs. The test used in this study, the standardized temperament test of Lower Saxony, a battery type test of 36...
The Canine Behaviour Type Index
| Contributor(s):: Jacqueline Ruth Perkins, Kenneth James Dagley, Daniel Mills (editor), Emily Levine (editor), Gary Landsberg (editor), Debra Horwitz (editor), Margaret Duxbury (editor), Petra Mertens (editor), Kathy Meyer (editor), Lisa Radosta Huntley (editor), Marsha Reich (editor), Janice Willard (editor)
While working intensively with companion dogs it emerged that certain behavior types present particular management challenges in a domestic setting. Gosling, Kwan, John & Oliver validated the concept of dogs having a distinct measurable personality type (Gosling, Kwan, John, Oliver 2003 A...
Human and canine personality assessment instruments to predict successful adoptions with shelter dogs
| Contributor(s):: Walker, Sheryl Lynn
Animal shelters are often over-crowded with animals, and efforts to match potential adopters with shelter dogs, to improve the quality of adoptions, are increasing. However, a lack of evidence-based practices makes matching difficult. This research was conducted to investigate the role of dog...
Temperament test for donkeys to be used in assisted therapy
| Contributor(s):: Gonzalez-De Cara, Carlos Antonio, Perez-Ecija, Alejandro, Aguilera-Aguilera, Raul, Rodero-Serrano, Evagenlina, Mendoza, Francisco Javier
Pets and happiness: examining the association between pet ownership and wellbeing
| Contributor(s):: Bao, K. J., Schreer, G.
Are pets associated with happiness in their owners? Some research has demonstrated positive connections between pets and the physical health of their owners, and more recently, research has shown the beneficial effects of pets on the negative aspects of mental health as well. However, much less...