The effects of physical luminance on colour discrimination in dogs: A cautionary tale
Contributor(s):: Byosiere, Sarah-Elizabeth, Chouinard, Philippe A., Howell, Tiffani J., Bennett, Pauleen C.
Due to the composition of the cone photoreceptors in the retina of dogs, it has been proposed they might demonstrate human-like red/green colour blindness. However, some assessments have shown that dogs may still be able to distinguish between red and green. This suggests that dogs may be...
Investigating the role of coat colour, age, sex, and breed on outcomes for dogs at two animal shelters in the United States
Contributor(s):: Svoboda, H. J., Hoffman, C. L.
The popular press frequently reports that coat colour bias negatively impacts shelter adoption rates for black domestic dogs. This phenomenon, commonly called 'black dog syndrome' (BDS), reportedly increases the likelihood of euthanasia for black dogs and negatively affects the length of black...
Nurturing your pet with nature - Part 1: Natural lighting, natural patterns, and colors
Contributor(s):: Rauh, R. M.
Nurturing your pet with nature - Part 2: Sensory and discovery experiences
Human clothing and dog behavior: an unproven hypothesis
Contributor(s):: Herzog, H.
The author identifies possible problems in the "design and interpretation of experiments [earlier reported in this journal that] seriously compromise the conclusion that dogs are influenced in systematic ways by human clothing patterns."
Effects of phenotypic characteristics on the length of stay of dogs at two no kill animal shelters
Contributor(s):: Brown, W. P., Davidson, J. P., Zuefle, M. E.
Adoption records from 2 no kill shelters in New York State were examined to determine how age, sex, size, breed group, and coat color influenced the length of stay (LOS) of dogs at these shelters. Young puppies had the shortest length of stay; LOS among dogs increased linearly as age increased....
The role of coat color and ear shape on the perception of personality in dogs
Contributor(s):: Fratkin, J. L., Baker, S. C.
Ophthalmic and visual profile of guide dog owners in Scotland
Contributor(s):: Refson, K., Jackson, A. J., Dusoir, A. E., Archer, D. B.
Heritability of dominant-aggressive behaviour in English Cocker Spaniels
Contributor(s):: Perez-Guisado, J., Lopez-Rodriguez, R., Munoz-Serrano, A.
A total of 51 seven-week-old English Cocker Spaniel puppies were measured for dominant-aggressive behaviour using the Campbell Test. The dogs consisted of a F1 full sibs and half sibs from matings of 4 sires with 10 dams. The purpose of this study was to determine if the variability observed in...
Dogs judge books by their covers
Contributor(s):: Chamove, A. S.
Some animals use warning coloration to frighten other animals. To see if animals respond to humans who wear clothing with animal-like warning patterns, 22 impounded dogs and 15 living in kennels were tested. Dogs responded more strongly primarily with submission to people wearing narrow, regular...
Factors affecting time to adoption of dogs re-homed by a charity in the UK
Contributor(s):: Diesel, G., Smith, H., Pfeiffer, D. U.
The objective of this retrospective cohort study was to determine the factors affecting the time until adoption of dogs re-homed by Dogs Trust, a UK charity. There were 13,338 records included in the study, representing 11,663 dogs. Data were extracted from the Dogs Trust's database between...