A possible basis for personality in dogs: Individual differences in affective predispositions
Contributor(s):: Svartberg, Kenth
Looking beyond the Shoal: Fish Welfare as an Individual Attribute
Contributor(s):: Torgerson-White, Lauri, Sánchez-Suárez, Walter
Welfare is an individual attribute. In general, providing captive nonhuman animals with conditions conducive to good welfare is an idea more easily applied when dealing with few individuals. However, this becomes much harder—if not impossible—under farming conditions that may imply high numbers...
Elevated Sensitivity to Tactile Stimuli in Stereotypic Horses
| Contributor(s):: Sabrina Briefer Freymond, Déborah Bardou, Sandrine Beuret, Iris Bachmann, Klaus Zuberbühler, Elodie F. Briefer
Although stereotypic behaviors are a common problem in captive animals, why certain individuals are more prone to develop them remains elusive. In horses, individuals show considerable differences in how they perceive and react to external events, suggesting that this may partially account for...
Female horses are more socially dependent than geldings kept in riding clubs
| Contributor(s):: Górecka-Bruzda, Aleksandra, Jastrzębska, Ewa, Drewka, Magdalena, Nadolna, Zuzanna, Becker, Katarzyna, Lansade, Lea
Estimating the repeatability of behavioral traits in Norduz sheep subjected to an arena test
| Contributor(s):: Çakmakçı, Cihan
Do Canine and Human Personality Assessments Predict Successful Adoptions?
| Contributor(s):: Walker, Sheryl L., Weng, Hsin-Yi, Ogata, Niwako, Anderson, Kathryn G.
Dog behaviour prediction testing
| Contributor(s):: Florian, M., Kottferova, J.
You get what you give: Pet relationships in a communal orientation framework
| Contributor(s):: Liu-Pham, Ryan, Patterson, Lauren, Keefer, Lucas A.
Does the sex of the search and rescue (SAR) dog handler affect the work of the rescue team?
| Contributor(s):: Wojtas, J., Zielinski, D., Karpinski, M.
The handler's sex, as well as his personality and individual predispositions, may affect his suitability for work in rescue services. In addition, handler's susceptibility to stress may affect the effects of search and rescue (SAR) dog's work. The aim of the study was to analyze the salivary...
Limitations and challenges of adapting subjective keeper questionnaires to non-Western sanctuary settings
| Contributor(s):: Robinson, Lauren M., Crudge, Brian, Lim, Thona, Roth, Vichet, Gartner, Marieke, Naden, Kristina, Officer, Kirsty, Descovich, Kris
In the past decade, there has been substantial growth in the number of animal personality studies published, however relatively little work has been conducted on different species of bears. Personality structure can provide insight into individual differences in behavioural responses, and in the...
Selection for reduced fear of humans changes intra-specific social behavior in red junglefowl - implications for chicken domestication
| Contributor(s):: Gjoen, J., Jensen, P.
The mechanics of social interactions between cats and their owners
| 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...
Is individual temperament related to behaviors in a social context for a Neotropical parakeet species?
| Contributor(s):: Ramos, Gabriela de Araújo Porto, de Azevedo, Cristiano Schetini, Lovestain, Dhiordan Deon Costa, Jardim, Talys Henrique Assumpção, Sant’Anna, Aline Cristina
The relations of temperament dimensions obtained in tests traditionally used to assess interindividual differences with long-term behaviors and social rank of animals are poorly understood. Here, our aims were: (a) to investigate the relationships between temperament dimensions obtained through...
Studying Antillean manatees' (Trichechus manatus manatus) temperament in zoological parks: exploration of boldness, sociality and reactivity to humans
| Contributor(s):: Charles, Aviva, Henaut, Yann, Saint Jalme, Michel, Mulot, Baptiste, Lecu, Alexis, Delfour, Fabienne
Temperament, i.e. consistent inter-individual differences in behavior, has been documented in many species. Especially, boldness-shyness continuum is the ecologically relevant trait most frequently used to describe temperament among species. Reactions along the bold-shy axis demonstrate an...
Unanswered Questions and Hypotheses about Domestic Cat Behavior, Ecology, and the Cat-Human Relationship
| Contributor(s):: Turner, D. C.
After recent publication of several reviews covering research results from the last 35 years of domestic cat studies, a number of important unanswered questions and hypotheses have arisen that could interest active researchers, especially those beginning their academic careers. Some sections of...
Compatibility of riders' personality traits and the perceived personality of their horse
| Contributor(s):: Bente Træen, Espen Røysamb
This study addresses the relationship between competition riders’ personality traits and the perception of their horse’s personality, and it assesses whether a match in personality is associated with aspects of the riders’ self-esteem, general self-efficacy, satisfaction with...
Canine-Assisted Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder
| Contributor(s):: Kim, Stacy J.
Patients’ Best Friend: Understanding the Influence of Pet Therapy on Pain and Mood
| Contributor(s):: Georgianna, Sarah R.
Personality and Cognitive Profiles of Animal-Assisted Intervention Dogs and Pet Dogs in an Unsolvable Task
| Contributor(s):: Piotti, Patrizia, Albertini, Mariangela, Trabucco, Lidia Pia, Ripari, Lucia, Karagiannis, Christos, Bandi, Claudio, Pirrone, Federica
Do you see the same cat that I see? Relationships between Qualitative Behaviour Assessment and indicators traditionally used to assess temperament in domestic cats
| Contributor(s):: Travnik, I. C., Sant'Anna, A. C.