White Collies, Beauty or Genetic Defect Regulation and Breeding, 1870-2013
Contributor(s):: Derry, M.
Assessment of emotional predisposition in dogs using PANAS (Positive and Negative Activation Scale) and associated relationships in a sample of dogs from Brazil
Contributor(s):: Savalli, C., Albuquerque, N., Vasconcellos, A. S., Ramos, D., de Mello, F. T., Mills, D. S.
Come for the looks, stay for the personality? A mixed methods investigation of reacquisition and owner recommendation of Bulldogs, French Bulldogs and Pugs
Contributor(s):: Packer, R. M. A., O'Neill, D. G., Fletcher, F., Farnworth, M. J.
Battle of the Sexes in Best of Breed: Sex Influences Dogs' Success in the Show Ring
| Contributor(s):: Bethany J.Wilson, Alicia J. Kasbarian, Navneet Dhand, Paul D. McGreevy
Much of the research on pedigree dog breeding has been directed towards understanding the implications of reduced genetic diversity and the prevalence of inherited disorders. An example is the potential role of the popular sire effect in perpetuating genetic defects. If male dogs are more...
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.
Behavioral differences among breeds of domestic dogs (Canis lupus familiaris): Current status of the science
| Contributor(s):: Mehrkam, Lindsay R., Wynne, Clive D. L.
In both popular media and scientific literature, it is commonly stated that breeds of dogs differ behaviorally in substantial, consistent and predictable ways. Since the mid-twentieth century, scientists have asked whether meaningful behavioral differences exist between breeds of dogs. Today,...
Preliminary analysis of an adjective-based dog personality questionnaire developed to measure some aspects of personality in the domestic dog (Canis familiaris)
| Contributor(s):: Mirkó, Erika, Kubinyi, Enikő, Gácsi, Márta, Miklósi, Ádám
In this paper we present a novel adjective-based dog personality questionnaire, which was successfully implemented to characterise the behaviour of individual dogs. The scales obtained by Principal Component Analysis (Stranger-directed Sociability, Activity, Aggressiveness and Trainability)...
Estimation of genetic parameters for behavior based on results of German Shepherd Dogs in Switzerland
| Contributor(s):: Meyer, Franziska, Schawalder, Peter, Gaillard, Claude, Dolf, Gaudenz
The objective of this study was to estimate heritabilities and correlations of seven behavioral traits in German Shepherd Dogs in Switzerland as well as breeding values for this population. Data from 4855 animals having taken the standardized behavior test of the German Shepherd Dog Club of...
Breeding dogs for beauty and behaviour: Why scientists need to do more to develop valid and reliable behaviour assessments for dogs kept as companions
| Contributor(s):: King, Tammie, Marston, Linda C., Bennett, Pauleen C.
In the past, dogs were bred to perform specific utilitarian roles. Nowadays, the dog's most common role is that of human companion. Our world has changed dramatically since the first dog breeds were developed, yet many of these existing breeds remain popular as companions. While dogs kept as...
Environmental Impacts of One Puppy Mill Among Many: A Case History
| Contributor(s):: John A. Gill
In recent decades, the animal welfare aspects of irresponsibly-managed commercial dog-breeding businesses have attracted national attention, prompting legislative and regulatory actions. However, the environmental impacts of such businesses, also known as puppy mills, have received far less...
A Solution for the Shortage of Detection Dogs: A Detector Dog Center of Excellence and a Cooperative Breeding Program
| Contributor(s):: Eldin A. Leighton, Elizabeth Hare, Scott Thomas, L. Paul Waggoner, Cynthia M Otto
Currently, demand for US-bred and born detector dogs exceeds available supply, while reliance on foreign-bred sources introduces many unnecessary and unwanted risks. With proper management of a domestic supply line, U.S. breeders can improve both health and behavior by applying scientific...
Rejections in an non-purpose bred assistance dog population: Reasons, consequences and methods for screening
| Contributor(s):: Bogaerts, E., Moons, C. P. H., Van Nieuwerburgh, F., Peelman, L., Saunders, J. H., Broeckx, B. J. G.
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...
Resting preferences and welfare of Finnraccoon (Nyctereutes procyonoides ussuriensis) females housed in various housing conditions in winter
| Contributor(s):: Koistinen, Tarja, Raatikainen, Sini, Sepponen, Juhani, Korhonen, Hannu T.
Raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides ussuriensis) is the only canid species using facultative passive wintering strategy. The aim of the present study is to document the behaviour and welfare of the farmed variant of the species, i.e. Finnraccoon, housed in various conditions in winter. Young...
Effects of breed group and development on dogs' willingness to follow a human misleading advice
| Contributor(s):: Barnard, S., Passalacqua, C., Pelosi, A., Valsecchi, P., Prato-Previde, E.
A veterinary perspective on preventing injuries and other problems that shorten the life of working dogs
| Contributor(s):: Worth, A. J., Cave, N. J.
Preventing skeletal and neurological problems in guide dogs for the blind and other working dogs
| Contributor(s):: Evans, K. M., Lewis, T. W.
The Case For Consideration of Animal Rights and Ethics to Reform the Commercial Dog Breeding Industry
| Contributor(s):: Nicholas Ian Waychoff
Owner perceived differences between mixed-breed and purebred dogs
| Contributor(s):: Turcsan, B., Miklosi, A., Kubinyi, E.
The dogs of Roman Vindolanda, Part II: Time-stratigraphic occurrence, ethnographic comparisons, and biotype reconstruction
| Contributor(s):: Deb Bennett, Robert M. Timm
The Roman fort–village complex at Vindolanda in northern England has yielded extensive well-preserved remains of domestic dogs, Canis familiaris. Herein, we pose the questions—did the Romans breed for distinctive dog morphotypes, or were dogs breeding panmictically; and if dogs were...