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

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

  2. Identifying risk factors for canine dystocia and stillbirths

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

  3. 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.

  4. The cocktail party effect in the domestic dog (Canis familiaris)

    Contributor(s):: Mallikarjun, A., Shroads, E., Newman, R. S.

  5. A modified combined C-BARQ and QoL for both the companion dog and its owner. An embryo to a companion dog welfare assessment?

    Contributor(s):: Doane, Marie, Sarenbo, Sirkku

    The results of this pilot study demonstrate that it is possible to construct a reliable questionnaire from prior validated surveys. This questionnaire displays possible suitability for further development into a tool for a comprehensive dog welfare assessment. The welfare model used is assuming...

  6. Emotional affect and the occurrence of owner reported health problems in the domestic dog

    Contributor(s):: Reaney, Sarah Jane, Zulch, Helen, Mills, Daniel, Gardner, Sarah, Collins, Lisa

    Interactions between health, behaviour and individual differences such as; mood, affect or personality have been studied more in humans than they have in non-human animals. In humans, links can be made between personality and the expression of health problems, and between personality, affect,...

  7. Homing age influences the prevalence of aggressive and avoidance-related behaviour in adult dogs

    Contributor(s):: Jokinen, Olli, Appleby, David, Sandbacka-Saxén, Sofi, Appleby, Tuulia, Valros, Anna

    Homing puppies before 8 weeks has been associated with lower instance of avoidance and types of aggression in adult dogs. The current study aimed to further assess the impact of homing age on these behaviours in adult dogs. Finnish dogs provide an interesting population for this further study, as...

  8. Do shelter dogs engage in social referencing with their caregiver in an approach paradigm? An exploratory study

    Contributor(s):: Duranton, Charlotte, Bedossa, Thierry, Gaunet, Florence

    When confronted with an unfamiliar object or person, privately owned pet dogs engage in social referencing, synchronizing their reaction with that of their owners. The question of whether shelter dogs do so when confronted with a stranger has not yet been studied. We tested the reactions of 30...

  9. The relationship between heart rate variability and canine aggression

    Contributor(s):: Craig, Lydia, Meyers-Manor, Julia E., Anders, Kate, Sütterlin, Stefan, Miller, Holly

    Dog aggression affects many, with nearly 5 million dog bites reported yearly in the United States alone. Dog bites inflict considerable physical, emotional, and monetary costs annually (American Humane Association, 2014). One physiological measure that might serve as an index of aggression in...

  10. Ability of owners to identify resource guarding behaviour in the domestic dog

    Contributor(s):: Jacobs, Jacquelyn A., Pearl, David L., Coe, Jason B., Widowski, Tina M., Niel, Lee

    Canine resource guarding (RG) describes the behaviour used by a dog to achieve or maintain control over an item of perceived value. Three distinct behavioural patterns of RG have been proposed; rapid ingestion (i.e., rapid consumption of an edible item), avoidance (i.e., positioning of the head...

  11. Validity and reliability of cardiac measures during behavioural tests in pet dogs at home

    Contributor(s):: Lensen, Rian C. M. M., Betremieux, Cécile, Bavegems, Valérie, Sys, Stanislas U., Moons, Christel P. H., Diederich, Claire

    Behavioural tests are often used to describe dogs’ responses to a variety of stimuli. However, the expressed behaviours do not always give an accurate indication of the dogs’ mental state. Cardiac measures can be recorded in parallel to the behavioural test to provide additional information about...

  12. Qualitative Behaviour Assessment of dogs in the shelter and home environment and relationship with quantitative behaviour assessment and physiological responses

    Contributor(s):: Walker, Jessica K., Dale, Arnja R., D’Eath, Richard B., Wemelsfelder, Françoise

    Qualitative Behaviour Assessment (QBA) was utilised to examine the behavioural expression of dogs in different housing environments and the results were compared to measurements of quantitative behaviour and physiology. Firstly, quantitative behavioural and physiological differences were...

  13. Investigating canine personality structure using owner questionnaires measuring pet dog behaviour and personality

    Contributor(s):: Rayment, Diana J., Peters, Richard A., Marston, Linda C., Groef, Bert De

    Questionnaire-based personality and behavioural assessments for domestic dogs are widely used by professional dog handlers, researchers and those working in welfare. In order for behaviour tests to provide accurate, useful information about the future behaviour of test subjects, they need to...

  14. Performance of domestic dogs on an olfactory discrimination of a homologous series of alcohols

    Contributor(s):: Hall, Nathaniel J., Collada, Adriana, Smith, David W., Wynne, Clive D. L.

    Dogs are deployed for the detection of a wide variety of chemical stimuli. Despite their wide use, little basic research has explored canine olfactory generalization and discrimination. In the present study, we assessed canine odor discrimination amongst a series of chemically-related aliphatic...

  15. The exceptions that prove the rule? Spontaneous helping behaviour towards humans in some domestic dogs

    Contributor(s):: Jaasma, Linda, Kamm, Isabelle, Ploeger, Annemie, Kret, Mariska E.

    Domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) are skilled at reading and correctly responding to human communicative gestures to locate hidden food. Whether they, like chimpanzees, will understand requests for help in retrieving a fallen object, is not known. The aim of this study was to examine whether dogs...

  16. Diabetes alert dogs: Objective behaviours shown during periods of owner glucose fluctuation and stability

    Contributor(s):: Wilson, Clara H., Kane, Sarah A., Morant, Steve V., Guest, Claire M., Rooney, Nicola J.

    Owner-independent assessments of Diabetes Alert Dog (DAD) behaviour post-placement are currently lacking. Here we describe the first study to simultaneously collect objective DAD behavioural data from CCTV footage and concurrent owner glucose levels via a Flash Glucose Monitoring System (FGMS)....

  17. Behavioural outcomes of housing for domestic dog puppies (Canis lupus familiaris)

    Contributor(s):: Majecka, Katarzyna, Pąsiek, Magdalena, Pietraszewski, Dariusz, Smith, Carl

    Domestic dogs experience a sensitive period for learning during early life and conditions during this time can have important consequences in the adult. We investigated the effects of kennel environment during early life, comparing the temperaments of puppies reared in indoor kennels, located in...

  18. The Dingo in the Colonial Imagination

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    | Contributor(s):: Amanda Graham Stuart

    This thesis is comprised of two parts: a Studio Research component with accompanying Exegesis (66%), and a Dissertation (33%). The Dissertation provides the historical theoretical component that informs the Studio Research and Exegesis, entitled The Dingo in the Colonial Imagination.This body...

  19. Using the mini C-BARQ to investigate the effects of puppy farming on dog behaviour

    | Contributor(s):: Wauthier, Laura M., Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to, Animals, Williams, Joanne M.

    High demand for dogs in countries like the UK can lead to illegal intensive breeding and illegal importation of puppies for the pet trade. The current study investigates the effects of intensive breeding or 'puppy farming' on canine behaviour, explores new ways of predicting negative outcomes and...

  20. Cage size affects comfort, safety and the experienced security of working dogs in cars

    | Contributor(s):: Skånberg, Lena, Gauffin, Oskar, Norling, Yezica, Lindsjö, Johan, Keeling, Linda J.

    Working dogs often spend a large amount of their time in cars. It has been hypothesized that a larger compartment in the car would be more comfortable for the dog, but that a smaller space could be safer, especially while driving. This presents a potential conflict. In this study, working dogs of...