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The behavioural biology of dogs.

Book cover for The behavioural biology of dogs.


This book provides an up-to-date description of the behavioural biology of dogs. It is written for students of animal behaviour or veterinary medicine at advanced levels and dog owners. This book is divided into 4 parts and 14 chapters. The first part (chapters 1-3) focuses on the evolution and development of the dog. The second part (chapters 4-8) deals with the basic aspects of animal behaviour with particular emphasis on dogs. The third part (chapters 9-12) places the modern dog in its present ecological framework in the niche of human coexistence. A broad overview of the behavioural aspects of living close to humans is given. The fourth part (chapters 13 and 14) focuses on behavioural problems, their prevention and cure.

Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 3) Evolutionary history of canids. Author(s): Wang, X. M. Tedford, R. H.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 21) Domestication of dogs. Author(s): Savolainen, P.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 38) Origin of dog breed diversity. Author(s): Vilà, C. Leonard, J. A.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 61) Mechanisms and function in dog behaviour. Author(s): Jensen, P.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 76) Behaviour genetics in canids. Author(s): Jazin, E.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 91) Sensory physiology and dog behaviour. Author(s): Bubna-Littitz, H.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 105) Social behaviour of dogs and related canids. Author(s): Feddersen-Petersen, D. U.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 120) Learning in dogs. Author(s): Reid, P.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 147) Behaviour and social ecology of free-ranging dogs. Author(s): Boitani, L. Ciucci, P. Ortolani, A.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 166) Evolutionary aspects on breeding of working dogs. Author(s): Beilharz, R.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 182) Individual differences in behaviour - dog personality. Author(s): Svartberg, K.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 207) Human-animal interactions and social cognition in dogs. Author(s): Miklósi, Á.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 225) Behavioural disorders of dogs. Author(s): Mugford, R. A.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 243) Behaviour and disease in dogs. Author(s): Hedhammar, Ǻ. Hultin-Jäderlund, K.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • IFM Biology, Linköping University, SE-581 83 Linköping, Sweden.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2007
  • ISBN
  • 9781845931872
  • Record Number
  • 20073020027