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  1. Factors associated with aggressive responses in pet dogs

    Contributor(s):: Hsu, YuYing, Sun, LiChing

    This study used The Canine Behavioral Assessment and Research Questionnaire (C-BARQ) and regression models to explore the relative importance of dog and owner characteristics, living environment and owner-dog interaction to household dogs' aggressiveness towards strangers, owners and other dogs....

  2. Factors affecting response of dogs to obedience instruction: a field and experimental study

    Contributor(s):: Braem, M. D., Mills, D. S.

    Communication is an essential component of the translation of learning theory into the practical control of the behaviour of dogs. A handler sends a signal (e.g. a command), to which their dog responds. This response is dependent on the dog's perception of the signal rather than the intention of...

  3. Differences in the expression of genes in lame and normal broiler chickens identified by subtraction hybridisation

    Contributor(s):: Butterworth, A., Reeves, N. A., Knowles, T. G., Kestin, S. C.

    In the UK, broiler chickens are normally slaughtered at about six weeks of age when they weigh approximately 2.2 kg; this contrasts with the growth of an 'unimproved' traditional strain of bird such as a White Sussex, which would weigh about 800 g at the same age. Lameness, characterised by...