Living with wild dogs: personality dimensions in captive dingoes ( Canis dingo) and implications for ownership
Contributor(s):: Smith, B. P.
Despite the commonly held belief that wild canines do not make "good" household companions, many people choose to live with them. The aim of the present study was to investigate owner-rated personality in a population of dingoes living as companion animals. Owners recruited from a registered...
Animals and modernity: changing human-animal relations, 1949-98
Contributor(s):: Franklin, Adrian, White, Robert
Integrating Stable Isotope and Zooarchaeological Analyses in Historical Archaeology: A Case Study from the Urban Nineteenth-Century Commonwealth Block Site, Melbourne, Australia
Contributor(s):: Guiry, Eric, Harpley, Bernice, Jones, Zachary, Smith, Colin
Public history and two Australian dogs: Islay and the dog on the tucker box
Contributor(s):: Kean, Hilda
A note on the force of whip impacts delivered by jockeys using forehand and backhand strikes
Contributor(s):: McGreevy, P. D., Hawson, L. A., Salvin, H., McLean, A. N.
The Australian Racing Board makes a distinction under its Rules of Racing concerning whip use between forehand and backhand whip action that is critically important: before the final 100 m of a race, the whip shall be used in a forehand manner neither in consecutive strides nor on more than 5...
Animal hoarding in Victoria, Australia: an exploratory study
Contributor(s):: Ockenden, E. M., Groef, B. de, Marston, L.
Animal hoarding not only presents significant welfare issues for the animals involved, but also for the hoarders and people in the surrounding community. Existing studies on the issue have primarily been undertaken in the USA and little is known about animal hoarding in other countries, including...
Camels out of place and time: the dromedary ( Camelus dromedarius) in Australia
Contributor(s):: Crowley, S. L.
The deserts of the Australian outback are ideal territories for dromedary camels, Camelus dromedarius. Dromedaries' flexible adaptations allow them to eat 80% of Australian plant species and they obtain much of their water through ingesting vegetation; they thrive where other species perish. In...
Development of a novel paradigm for the measurement of olfactory discrimination in dogs ( Canis familiaris): a pilot study
Contributor(s):: Salvin, H. E., McGrath, C., McGreevy, P. D., Valenzuela, M. J.
Olfactory dysfunction in older human beings has been shown to be associated with an increased risk of cognitive decline, yet age-related changes in olfactory behavior have received little attention in the dog model of human aging. We developed an odor habituation and fine odor discrimination...
Encounters on the frontier: Banteng in Australia's Northern Territory
Contributor(s):: deKoninck, V.
This paper considers the case of an introduced species that resides in what is now a jointly managed national park in the north of tropical Australia. Banteng ( Bos javanicus) are a peculiar feral nonhuman animal in that they constitute a potential environmental threat within the domestic...
Estimating the economic value of Australian stock herding dogs
Contributor(s):: Arnott, E. R., Early, J. B., Wade, C. M., McGreevy, P. D.
This study aimed to estimate the value of the typical Australian herding dog in terms of predicted return on investment. This required an assessment of the costs associated with owning herding dogs and estimation of the work they typically perform. Data on a total of 4,027 dogs were acquired...
Self-reported comprehension ratings of dog behavior by puppy owners
Contributor(s):: Kerswell, K. J., Bennett, P., Butler, K. L., Hemsworth, P. H.
Dogs show a range of behaviors that reflect their emotional state. It is important that dog owners recognize these behaviors to accurately assess their dog's emotional state. We examined dog owners' self-reported comprehension (SRC) of their dog's emotional state. Eighty-nine participants...
The role of gender in public perception of whether animals can experience grief and other emotions
Contributor(s):: Walker, J. K., McGrath, N., Nilsson, D. L., Waran, N. K., Phillips, C. J. C.
Gender plays a significant role in influencing people's attitudes toward animals, however, little is known about how it influences their attribution of emotions to animals. To investigate the role that gender plays in public attitudes toward animals' experience of emotions and beliefs about...
The value of puppy raisers' assessments of potential guide dogs' behavioral tendencies and ability to graduate
Contributor(s):: Batt, L. S., Batt, M. S., Baguley, J. A., McGreevy, P. D.
Using logistic regression analysis, we examined the use of questionnaires to evaluate variables that predict successful completion of a guide dog training program. The model compared the questionnaire responses from individual puppy raisers (PRs) with their dog's success in the guide dog training...
Seeing Eye Dogs Australia
Seeing Eye Dogs Australia (SEDA) is a national organisation that established its first school for training dog guides in Victoria, on the 10th April 1960.SEDA merged with Vision Australia on the 1st July 2008. We are a full member of the International Guide Dog Federation (IGDF), fulfilling the...
Lions Hearing Dogs
Lions hearing dogs have transformed the lives of hundreds of Australians. They give their owners the opportunity to become more independent and are loyal companions for many years.
Assistance Dogs Australia
Assistance Dogs Australia provides freedom and independence to people with physical disabilities.We are a national charity that trains Labradors and Golden Retrievers to perform everyday tasks for people with disabilities. Assistance Dogs increase independence, reduce reliance on human caregivers...
Companion Animals, Natural Disasters and the Law: An Australian Perspective
| Contributor(s):: Steven White
This article examines the regulation of companion animal welfare during disasters, with some context provided by two recent major disaster events in Australia. Important general lessons for improved disaster management were identified in subsequent inquiries. However, the interests of companion...
A different cut? Comparing attitudes toward animals and propensity for aggression within two primary industry cohorts - farmers and meatworkers
| Contributor(s):: Richards, E., Signal, T., Taylor, N.
A report of capture myopathy in the Tasmanian pademelon ( Thylogale billardierii)
| Contributor(s):: McMahon, C. R., Wiggins, N. L., French, V., McCallum, H. I., Bowman, D.
An evaluation of dog-assisted therapy for residents of aged care facilities with dementia
| Contributor(s):: Travers, C., Perkins, J., Rand, J., Bartlett, H., Morton, J.