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Genetic Canine Agression

By Isabella O'Toole

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Canine aggression can pose a serious concern for public and animal welfare. Most of what we know about aggression comes from bite statistics, expert opinions and breed-specific aggressiveness. These sources can often be misleading due to biases toward large or powerful breeds. In this review, I will examine a study that suggest a small number of genes control aggression.


Katie Carroll

Date March 2014
Publisher University of Southern Maine
Language English
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  1. Aggression
  2. Animal roles
  3. Animal welfare
  4. Bites and stings
  5. Breed differences
  6. Dogs
  7. Genetic factors
  8. Mammals
  9. Pet ownership
  10. Pets and companion animals
  11. safety