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  1. Intraspecific attachment in adult domestic dogs (Canis familiaris): Preliminary results

    Contributor(s):: Mariti, Chiara, Carlone, Beatrice, Ricci, Eva, Sighieri, Claudio, Gazzano, Angelo

    Canis familiaris is a highly social species. Among the social relationships between two individuals, a particular case is represented by attachment bonds. The aim of the current study was to assess whether the bond between adult cohabitant dogs may be regarded as attachment. Twenty-two couples of...

  2. Intraspecific relationships in adult domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) living in the same household: A comparison of the relationship with the mother and an unrelated older female dog

    Contributor(s):: Mariti, Chiara, Carlone, Beatrice, Votta, Emilia, Ricci, Eva, Sighieri, Claudio, Gazzano, Angelo

    There is scientific evidence that adult dogs establish attachment bonds towards human beings. Attachment as behavioural system exists in the puppy-mother relationship, but adult dogs tested with the Ainsworth Strange Situation Test (ASST) have been found to show a preference for the stranger over...

  3. Owner personality and the wellbeing of their cats share parallels with the parent-child relationship

    Contributor(s):: Finka, L. R., Ward, J., Farnworth, M. J., Mills, D. S.

  4. Examining How Dog 'Acquisition' Affects Physical Activity and Psychosocial Well-Being: Findings from the BuddyStudy Pilot Trial

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    | Contributor(s):: Potter, K., Teng, J. E., Masteller, B., Rajala, C., Balzer, L. B.

  5. Investigating Attachment Behavior in Shelter Dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Anamarie Johnson

    The strength and nature of the social connection between humans and dogs is a product of a long history of domestication. This study, conducted at a municipal shelter in Northern California using a modified Strange Situation Test, investigated the hypothesis that human-dog interactions will...

  6. Importation of Stray Dogs from Hungary and Romania to Norway

    | Contributor(s):: Julie Jahren Holter

    The aim of this thesis was to highlight the different factors playing a part in the discussion of importation of stray dogs to Norway. Several aspects of the discussion have been mentioned. It has been proved that an increasing number of stray dogs are being imported, especially after the new...

  7. What factors are associated with positive effects of dog ownership in families with children with autism spectrum disorder? The development of the Lincoln Autism Pet Dog Impact Scale

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    | Contributor(s):: Hall, Sophie Susannah, Wright, Hannah F., Mills, Daniel Simon

  8. Psychometric properties of the Lexington Attachment to Pets Scale: Mexican version (LAPS-M)

    | Contributor(s):: Ramírez, Mónica Teresa González, Berumen, Lucía del Carmen Quezada, Hernández, René Landero

  9. Validation of a selection protocol of dogs involved in animal-assisted intervention

    | Contributor(s):: Mongillo, Paolo, Pitteri, Elisa, Adamelli, Serena, Bonichini, Sabrina, Farina, Luca, Marinelli, Lieta

  10. Can Presence of a Dog Reduce Pain and Distress in Children during Venipuncture?

    | Contributor(s):: Vagnoli, Laura, Caprilli, Simona, Vernucci, Chiara, Zagni, Silvia, Mugnai, Francesca, Messeri, Andrea

  11. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Animal-Assisted Therapy: Stress Management for Adults

    | Contributor(s):: González-Ramírez, Mónica Teresa, Ortiz-Jiménez, Xóchitl Angélica, Landero-Hernández, René

  12. Enteric pathogens of dogs and cats with public health implications

    | Contributor(s):: Kantere, M., Athanasiou, L. V., Chatzopoulos, D. C., Spyrou, V., Valiakos, G., Kontos, V., Billinis, C.

    Dogs and cats play an important role in modern society, enhancing the psychological and physiological well-being of many people. However, there are well-documented health risks associated with human animal interactions. More specifically, enteric pathogens of zoonotic risk which are transmitted...

  13. Comparison of antimicrobial resistance patterns of Salmonella spp. and Escherichia coli recovered from pet dogs from volunteer households in Ontario (2005-06)

    | Contributor(s):: Leonard, E. K., Pearl, D. L., Finley, R. L., Janecko, N., Reid-Smith, R. J., Peregrine, A. S., Weese, J. S.

  14. High diversity of Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus pseudintermedius lineages and toxigenic traits in healthy pet-owning household members. Underestimating normal household contact?

    | Contributor(s):: Gomez-Sanz, E., Torres, C., Lozano, C., Zarazaga, M.

  15. Factors affecting the human interpretation of dog behavior

    | Contributor(s):: Meyer, I., Forkman, B., Paul, E. S.

    Several factors influence how we interpret the behavior of another individual. In the current study, we investigated the effect of level of animal empathy, as well as the level of experience with dogs, on the interpretation of dog behavior. Forty-seven veterinary students participated in the...

  16. Prediction of the behaviour of puppies using tests with regard to their humane treatment and welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Uzunova, K., Mitev, Y., Miteva, C., Vashin, I.

    Eight puppies were submitted to the Open-Field test, with regard to typization of their nervous system type and formation of their future behaviour. The purpose of the study was to avoid unexpected and stressful situations during their education that is a demonstration of humane attitude towards...

  17. Studies on socialization characteristics using two temperament tests in German Dogue, Doberman and Riesenschnautzer puppies

    | Contributor(s):: Uzunova, K. I., Stoycheva, I., Miteva, T., Binev, R., Ivanov, A., Rousenov, A., Penev, T.

    The object of study was the influence of the nervous system type (temperament) of dogs from the German Dogue, Doberman, and Riesenschnautzer breeds on the extent of their socialization (adaptation to the environment). Two tests were used to examine the animals' behavior: the mirror test and the...

  18. Assessment of dog-human attachment using Ainsworth's Strange Situation test

    | Contributor(s):: Seman, M., Kottferova, J., Jakuba, T., Haladova, E., Fejsakova, M., Matos, R.

    A human psychological test of Ainsworth's Strange Situation (ASS) was used to investigate the state of emotional attachment in dog-human relationship. Ten adult dog-owner pairs were observed in an unfamiliar test room, introduced to a human stranger and subjected to 8 short episodes. The dogs...

  19. The effects of the presence of a companion animal on physiological arousal and behavioral distress in children during a physical examination

    | Contributor(s):: Nagengast, S. L., Baun, M. M., Megel, M., Leibowitz, J. M.

  20. Antimicrobial resistance, virulence profiles, and phylogenetic groups of fecal Escherichia coli isolates: a comparative analysis between dogs and their owners in Japan

    | Contributor(s):: Harada, K., Okada, E., Shimizu, T., Kataoka, Y., Sawada, T., Takahashi, T.