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  1. Perceptions of village dogs by villagers and tourists in the coastal region of rural Oaxaca, Mexico

    | Contributor(s):: Ruiz-Izaguirre, E., Eilers, C. H. A. M.

    The objective of this study was to gain an understanding of the village dog-keeping system, and of perceptions of dog-related problems by villagers and tourists, in the coastal region of Oaxaca, Mexico. We conducted a survey of the inhabitants of three villages (Mazunte, Puerto Angel, and...

  2. Preschoolers categorize animate objects better in the presence of a dog

    | Contributor(s):: Gee, N. R., Gould, J. K., Swanson, C. C., Wagner, A. K.

    The current study was designed to examine whether preschool children categorize picture stimuli differentially in the presence of a real dog compared with a stuffed dog or a human. Seventeen preschool children (age in months; M = 51.67, SD = 8.06), both Typical and those...

  3. Sociology and anthrozoology: symbolic interactionist contributions

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    | Contributor(s):: Irvine, L.

  4. The coldest dog and pony show on earth: animal welfare on the first expeditions to reach the South Pole

    | Contributor(s):: Wilks, S. L.

  5. The effect of priming on perceptions of dog breed traits

    | Contributor(s):: Wells, D. L., Morrison, D. J., Hepper, P. G.

    This study examined whether priming cues embedded in mediastyle presentations shaped people's perceptions of specific dog breeds, and in particular, the German shepherd dog (GSD). Two hundred and four adult females were exposed to one of two types of media-style presentation (stories or...

  6. The epidemiology of behavioural problems in dogs and cats: a survey of veterinary practitioners

    | Contributor(s):: Fatjo, J., Ruiz-de-la-Torre, J. L., Manteca, X.

  7. The presence of a therapy dog results in improved object recognition performance in preschool children

    | Contributor(s):: Gee, N. R., Belcher, J. M., Grabski, J. L., DeJesus, M., Riley, W.

    The purpose of this study was to determine whether the presence of a dog would have an impact on object recognition memory performance of preschool children. This work represents an extension of previous research which found that preschoolers require fewer instructional prompts to complete this...

  8. Welfare risk assessment: the benefits and common pitfalls

    | Contributor(s):: Collins, L. M.

  9. What do current and potential Australian dog owners believe about shelter practices and shelter dogs?

    | Contributor(s):: Mornement, K., Coleman, G., Toukhsati, S., Bennett, P.

    Many displaced dogs are unable to find new homes in developed countries, including Australia, each year, even though demand for dogs in general remains high. Understanding community attitudes towards shelter dogs and beliefs about common shelter practices, particularly behavioral assessments...

  10. Wild minds: what people think about animal thinking

    | Contributor(s):: Maust-Mohl, M., Fraser, J., Morrison, R.

    The question of how nonhuman animals think is pervasive in the scientific and popular media, yet there is an apparent lack of concordance between findings from research in animal cognition and how this information emerges in popular discourse. The present study investigated the way people...

  11. Leishmaniasis, an emerging disease found in companion animals in the United States

    | Contributor(s):: Christine A. Petersen

    This review discusses leishmaniasis in cats and dogs in the United States. Leishmaniasis is endemic in Foxhound populations in the United States and is still being characterized in this group. Pathophysiology, clinical signs, transmission, immunology, and treatment are examined in this review....

  12. Living with companion animals, physical activity and mortality in a U.S. national cohort

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    | Contributor(s):: Richard F. Gillum, Thomas O. Obisesan

    Living with a canine companion is postulated to increase physical activity. We test the hypotheses that adults living with a canine companion have a higher level of physical activity and reduced mortality risk compared to those not living with a companion animal. A U.S. national health survey...

  13. Dog

    | Contributor(s):: Wasserman, Alon

  14. Fido chooses human as cotherapist

    | Contributor(s):: Allen, Mardi

  15. Human-Sled Dog Relations: What Can We Learn from the Stories and Experiences of Mushers?

    | Contributor(s):: Kuhl, G.

  16. Studies in and as ethnomethodology: Garfinkel and his ethnomethodological 'Bastards' part two

    | Contributor(s):: Jenkings, K. Neil

  17. When wildlife tourism goes wrong: a case study of stakeholder and management issues regarding Dingoes on Fraser Island, Australia

    | Contributor(s):: Burns, G. L., Howard, P.

    Images on brochures, web pages and postcards lead to an expectation by tourists and visitors that interaction with Dingoes (Canis lupus Dingo) will be part of their Fraser Island experience in Australia. However, as the number of tourists to the island increase, so do the reports of Dingo...

  18. Women and the World of Dog Rescue: A Case Study of the State of Michigan

    | Contributor(s):: Markovits, A. S., Queen, R.

  19. A tail of two personalities: How canine companions shape relationships and well-being

    | Contributor(s):: Cavanaugh, Lisa A., Leonard, Hillary A., Scammon, Debra L.

  20. Verbal Attention Getting as a Key Factor in Social Learning Between Dog (Canis familiaris) and Human

    | Contributor(s):: Pongrácz, Péter, Miklósi, Ádám, Timár-Geng, Katalin, Csányi, Vilmos