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Parental care in free-ranging dogs, Canis familiaris

By S. K. Pal

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Parental care in free-ranging dogs was investigated in Katwa town, India. Six lactating bitches, 4 were monogamous. The gestation period varied from 62 to 65 days. Mean (+or-S.D.) litter size of 5.83 (+or-1.57) with a sex ratio of 1.69:1 in favour of male was recorded in this study. High mortality (63

Date 2005
Publication Title Applied Animal Behaviour Science
Volume 90
Issue 1
Pages 31-47
ISBN/ISSN 0168-1591
DOI 10.1016/j.applanim.2004.08.002
Language English
Author Address Katwa Bharati Bhaban, Katwa, Burdwan 713 130, WB, India. drsunilkpal@rediffmail.com
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  1. Age
  2. Aggression
  3. Animal behavior
  4. Asia
  5. Behavior and behavior mechanisms
  6. Carnivores
  7. Commonwealth of Nations
  8. Developed countries
  9. Dogs
  10. Gestation
  11. India
  12. Mammals
  13. Maternal behavior
  14. parental behavior
  15. paternal behavior
  16. peer-reviewed
  17. pregnancy
  18. young animals
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