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  1. Platelet abnormalities and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratios in canine immunosuppressant-responsive and non-responsive enteropathy: a retrospective study in 41 dogs

    Contributor(s):: Pierini, A., Esposito, G., Gori, E., Benvenuti, E., Ruggiero, P., Lubas, G., Marchetti, V.

  2. Association between Dog Owner Demographics and Decision to Seek Veterinary Care

    Contributor(s):: Park, R. M., Gruen, M. E., Royal, K.

  3. Village Dogs in Coastal Mexico The Street as a Place to Belong

    Contributor(s):: Ruiz-Izaguirre, E., Hebinck, P., Eilers, K.

  4. Sniffer Dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Kayla Holland

    Sniffer dogs have worked alongside law enforcement officers, military units, border patrols and search and rescue teamss since the 1980s. There are two training locations for canines. One is located in Front Royal, Virginia. The headquarters of the Customs and Border Protection Canine Training...

  5. Slower, shorter, sadder: a qualitative study exploring how dog walks change when the canine participant develops osteoarthritis

    | Contributor(s):: Belshaw, Z., Dean, R., Asher, L.

  6. Owner perception of problem behaviours in dogs aged 6 and 9-months

    | Contributor(s):: Lord, Michelle S., Casey, Rachel A., Kinsman, Rachel H., Tasker, Séverine, Knowles, Toby G., Da Costa, Rosa E. P., Woodward, Joshua L., Murray, Jane K.

    Problem behaviours may lead to compromised welfare, risk of relinquishment and euthanasia for dogs, as well as distress and safety issues for owners. This study used data provided by 1111 UK and Republic of Ireland participants in the ‘Generation Pup’ longitudinal study of canine health and...

  7. Cognitive characteristics of 8- to 10-week-old assistance dog puppies

    | Contributor(s):: Bray, E. E., Gruen, M. E., Gnanadesikan, G. E., Horschler, D. J., Levy, K. M., Kennedy, B. S., Hare, B. A., MacLean, E. L.

  8. "You can be blind because of loving them so much": the impact on owners in the United Kingdom of living with a dog with osteoarthritis

    | Contributor(s):: Belshaw, Z., Dean, R., Asher, L.

  9. Significant Neuroanatomical Variation Among Domestic Dog Breeds

    | Contributor(s):: Hecht, E. E., Smaers, J. B., Dunn, W. D., Kent, M., Preuss, T. M., Gutman, D. A.

  10. Population survey and management strategies of free-roaming dogs (Canis familiaris) on Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

    | Contributor(s):: Nimer, Adrianna, Meneses, Nashelly, Watson, Zachary D., Shuster, Stephen M., Benford, Russell

    The island of Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, is populated by free-roaming dogs who were introduced during World War II. The local nonhuman animal control agency manages this population; however, the demographic information and public perception of this population remain...

  11. Evaluating the Influence of the Presence of a Dog on Bias toward Individuals with Overweight and Obesity

    | Contributor(s):: Crossman, Molly K., Kazdin, Alan E., Galbraith, Katharine, Eros, Luca, Santos, Laurie R.

    Individuals with overweight and obesity are subject to enormous bias and discrimination across domains. This bias constitutes a considerable public health problem beyond the effects of excess weight on health. Unfortunately, the few interventions that have been implemented to reduce this bias...

  12. Management and personality in Labrador Retriever dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Lofgren, Sarah E., Wiener, Pamela, Blott, Sarah C., Sanchez-Molano, Enrique, Woolliams, John A., Clements, Dylan N., Haskell, Marie J.

    Canine personality is of keen interest to dog owners and researchers alike. The regular human contact with them makes dogs an ideal species to use in the investigation of animal personality. This study specifically focused on Labrador Retrievers, consistently one of the most popular breeds both...

  13. I like my dog, does my dog like me?

    | Contributor(s):: Rehn, Therese, Lindholm, Ulrika, Keeling, Linda, Forkman, Björn

    In this study, the possibility of there being an association between how an owner perceives his/her relationship to their dog and the way the dog experiences the relationship to its owner was investigated using two well-established methods within the anthrozoology literature. Twenty dog–owner...

  14. Human–animal interface: The effects of handler's stress on the performance of canines in an explosive detection task

    | Contributor(s):: Zubedat, Salman, Aga-Mizrachi, Shlomit, Cymerblit-Sabba, Adi, Shwartz, Jonathan, Leon, Joseph Fiko, Rozen, Shlomo, Varkovitzky, Itay, Eshed, Yuval, Grinstein, Dan, Avital, Avi

    The handler–dog interaction is significantly important for the canine performance. The handler error may mislead the dog into false identification, and the probability to commit such an error is altered often by the handlers’ stressful state. In the current study we have focused on stress...

  15. Canine scent detection—Fact or fiction?

    | Contributor(s):: Johnen, Dorothea, Heuwieser, Wolfgang, Fischer-Tenhagen, Carola

    Dogs have been used in a variety of scent detection tasks for hundreds of years. However, methodological differences in the design of studies concerning canine scent detection make it difficult to directly compare and to evaluate their results. We set out to (1) evaluate the quality and...

  16. Predictive validity of a method for evaluating temperament in young guide and service dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Duffy, Deborah L., Serpell, James A.

    As part of a collaborative project involving five guide and service dog organizations in the USA (Canine Companions for Independence, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Guiding Eyes for the Blind, Leader Dogs for the Blind and The Seeing Eye), volunteer puppy raisers provided information about the...

  17. Obedience training effects on search dog performance

    | Contributor(s):: Alexander, Michael Ben, Friend, Ted, Haug, Lore

    Competent search dogs should be accurate, reliable, and work independently, yet be responsive to handler commands. The aim of this study was to identify training factors that contribute to producing competent search dogs. Demographics, obedience training methods, the age training was initiated,...

  18. Predictive Models of Assistance Dog Training Outcomes Using the Canine Behavioral Assessment and Research Questionnaire and a Standardized Temperament Evaluation

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    | Contributor(s):: Bray, E. E., Levy, K. M., Kennedy, B. S., Duffy, D. L., Serpell, J. A., MacLean, E. L.

    Assistance dogs can greatly improve the lives of people with disabilities. However, a large proportion of dogs bred and trained for this purpose are deemed unable to successfully fulfill the behavioral demands of this role. Often, this determination is not finalized until weeks or even months...

  19. Identifying risk factors for canine dystocia and stillbirths

    | Contributor(s):: Cornelius, A. J., Moxon, R., Russenberger, J., Havlena, B., Cheong, S. H.

  20. Factors associated with canine resource guarding behaviour in the presence of dogs: A cross-sectional survey of dog owners

    | Contributor(s):: Jacobs, J. A., Coe, J. B., Pearl, D. L., Widowski, T. M., Niel, L.