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  1. Picture Perfect Pups: How Do Attributes of Photographs of Dogs in Online Rescue Profiles Affect Adoption Speed?

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    | Contributor(s):: Mizuho Nakamura, Navneet Dhand, Bethany J. Wilson, Melissa J. Starling, Paul D. McGreevy

    To increase the public’s awareness of and exposure to animals needing homes, PetRescue, Australia’s largest online directory of animals in need of adoption, lists all currently available animals from rescue and welfare shelters nationwide. The current study examined the photographs...

  2. The View of the French Dog Breeders in Relation to Female Reproduction, Maternal Care and Stress during the Peripartum Period

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    | Contributor(s):: Natalia R. dos Santos, Alexandra Beck, Alain Fontbonne

    In France, as in many other western countries, dogs are an important part of the society as pets or working animals. The exact demand for puppies in France is unknown, as is the proportion of dogs coming from different breeding sources. Nevertheless, the origin of puppies is important since...

  3. An Examination of Communicative Negotiation of Non-Rescue Dog Stigma

    | Contributor(s):: Romo, Lynsey K., Lloyd, Rachel, Grimaila, Zoe

  4. Breeding Beyond Bodies: Making and “Doing” Cattle

    | Contributor(s):: Petitt, Andrea, Eriksson, Camilla

  5. Historical development of horse breeds

    | Contributor(s):: Tuncer, S. S., Kozat, S.

    This study was conducted to examine the historical development process of modern horse breeds. Horses are among the few species that have managed to become domesticated on earth. The domestication of horses took place after dogs, goats, sheep, pigs, reindeer and poultry. It is accepted that the...

  6. Pampered pets or poor bastards? The welfare of dogs kept as companion animals

    | Contributor(s):: Meyer, Iben, Forkman, Björn, Fredholm, Merete, Glanville, Carmen, Guldbrandtsen, Bernt, Ruiz Izaguirre, Eliza, Palmer, Clare, Sandøe, Peter

    Over the past two centuries, the typical life of dogs has changed dramatically, especially in the Global North. Dogs have moved into human homes, becoming human companions. In many respects, this change seems to have led to improvements in dog welfare. However, the shift into family homes from...

  7. Nesting habitats of free-ranging Indian peafowl, Pavo cristatus, revealed by sniffer dogs in Okinawa, Japan

    | Contributor(s):: Fukuhara, Ryoji, Agarie, Junosuke, Furugen, Muneaki, Seki, Hirofumi

    The Indian peafowl, Pavo cristatus, is the largest of the pheasants and ground-nesting bird. Because this species was introduced in Okinawa, Japan about 40 years ago and is now increasingly recognized as a pest in the Yaeyama region, and the extermination of this species has been promoted for...

  8. Forgotten, But Not Lost—Alloparental Behavior and Pup–Adult Interactions in Companion Dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Péter Pongrácz, Sára S. Sztruhala

    Socialization with humans is known to be a pivotal factor in the development of appropriate adult dog behavior, but the role and extent of dog–dog interactions in the first two months of life is rarely studied. Although various forms of alloparental behaviors are described in the case of...

  9. Selection for reduced fear of humans changes intra-specific social behavior in red junglefowl - implications for chicken domestication

    | Contributor(s):: Gjoen, J., Jensen, P.

  10. Individuals Matter: Dilemmas and Solutions in Conservation and Animal Welfare Practices in Zoos

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    | Contributor(s):: Clay, Anne Safiya, Visseren-Hamakers, Ingrid J.

    Compassionate conservation advocates for minimizing individual suffering in conservation practice and adheres to the principle “individuals matter”—intrinsically, in and of themselves. Our objective is to determine the extent to which, and how, zoos recognize the intrinsic value...

  11. The mechanics of social interactions between cats and their owners

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    | Contributor(s):: Turner, D. C.

    This is a mini review that summarizes what is known from quantitative observational studies of social interactions between domestic cats and humans in both laboratory colonies and the home setting. Only results from data that have been statistically analyzed are included; hypotheses still to be...

  12. Expression of Behavioural Traits in Goldendoodles and Labradoodles

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    | Contributor(s):: Victoria L. Shouldice, A. Michelle Edwards, James A. Serpell, Lee Niel, J. Andrew B. Robinson

    As crossbred dogs gain in popularity, how they express inherited behaviour traits in comparison to their purebred constituent breeds is of interest. We investigated behaviours exhibited by crossbred dogs by focusing on the popular Goldendoodle and Labradoodle crossbreds and comparing them to...

  13. No evident effect of domestication on the anti-predator behaviour of European abalone (Haliotis tuberculata): Implications for stock enhancement programs

    | Contributor(s):: Chauvaud, Pierre, Day, Rob, Roussel, Sabine

  14. Courtship Rituals: Imprinting and Interspecies Sociality in the Domestic Breeding of Birds of Prey

    | Contributor(s):: Schroer, Sara Asu

  15. Advancing Genetic Selection and Behavioral Genomics of Working Dogs Through Collaborative Science

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    | Contributor(s):: Chen, F. L., Zimmermann, M., Hekman, J. P., Lord, K. A., Logan, B., Russenberger, J., Leighton, E. A., Karlsson, E. K.

    The ancient partnership between people and dogs is struggling to meet modern day needs, with demand exceeding our capacity to safely breed high-performing and healthy dogs. New statistical genetic approaches and genomic technology have the potential to revolutionize dog breeding, by...

  16. Effects of environment and breed on growth performance and meat quality of fattening pigs

    | Contributor(s):: Li, J., Han, Q., Liu, R., Wen, P., Ji, W., Pan, L., Wang, C., Zhao, P., Liu, H., Bao, J.

  17. Purchasing popular purebreds: investigating the influence of breed-type on the pre-purchase motivations and behaviour of dog owners

    | Contributor(s):: Packer, R. M. A., Murphy, D., Farnworth, M. J.

  18. Validation of scan sampling techniques for behavioural observations of pastured lambs

    | Contributor(s):: Pullin, A. N., Pairis-Garcia, M. D., Campler, M. R., Proudfoot, K. L.

  19. Perceptions o f dog breeding practices, breeding dog welfare and companion dog acquisition in a self-selected sample of Australian adults

    | Contributor(s):: Woodhead, J. K., Feng, L. C., Howell, T. J., Ruby, M. B., Bennett, P. C.

  20. Laterality as a Tool for Assessing Breed Differences in Emotional Reactivity in the Domestic Cat, Felis silvestris catus

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    | Contributor(s):: Deborah L. Wells, Louise J. McDowell

    Cat breeds differ enormously in their behavioural disposition, a factor that can impact on the pet-owner relationship, with indirect consequences for animal welfare. This study examined whether lateral bias, in the form of paw preference, can be used as a tool for assessing breed differences in...