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Gonadectomy is widely used to treat and prevent behavior problems including the aggressive behavior of dogs. The aim of this study was to determine whether aggressive behavior toward familiar people, strangers, or other dogs was significantly different in dogs gonadectomized at various ages vs....

Author(s)
Farhoody, P.; Mallawaarachchi, I.; Tarwater, P. M.; Serpell, J. A.; Duffy, D. L.; Zink, C.
Publisher
Frontiers Media S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland
Citation
Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 2018, 5, February, pp 18
Abstract

This thesis was conducted to investigate the aggressive behaviour of 102 city dogs of different breeds from Berlin, Germany. The results presented in this thesis were based on an aggression test especially developed for this investigation and consisting of 31 test sequences, as well as physical...

Author(s)
Iversen, S.
Publisher
Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Ein Aggressionstest bei Berliner Stadthunden: Feststellung vorkommender Aggressionsformen, Reizschwellen und Einflussfaktoren für aggressives Verhalten, 2008, pp 167 pp.
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Aggression in dogs is a safety concern both for humans and animals, and can lead to decreased animal welfare in affected dogs due to potential abuse, neglect, relinquishment or euthanasia. We examined risk factors associated with stranger-directed aggression in dogs using the previously validated,...

Author(s)
Flint, H. E.; Coe, J. B.; Serpell, J. A.; Pearl, D. L.; Niel, L.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2017, 197, pp 45-54
Abstract

Behavioural testing allows to exclude dogs that are fearful and aggressive from the breeding population, but relatively little is known about the effectiveness of such strategies in practice. From 2001 till 2009 parent purebred Dutch Rottweilers had to pass the Socially Acceptable Behaviour...

Author(s)
Borg, J. A. M. van der; Graat, E. A. M.; Beerda, B.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2017, 195, pp 80-86
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Undesirable behaviors are common in the domestic dog population. This study aimed to identify similarities and differences in characteristics underlying 2 major groups of behavioral problems, and their treatment outcome. The study focused on 335 dogs that visited a Behavioral Clinic in northern...

Author(s)
Cannas, S.; Talamonti, Z.; Mazzola, S.; Minero, M.; Picciolini, A.; Palestrini, C.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 2018, 24, pp 42-47
AbstractFull Text

Canine aggression is a widespread problem which receives a lot of attention from the media. It has important consequences in terms of public health and animal welfare. To address this issue it is necessary to first determine its epidemiological characteristics in the target population. This study...

Author(s)
Matos, R. E.; Jakuba, T.; Mino, I.; Fejsakova, M.; Demeova, A.; Kottferova, J.
Publisher
Czech Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic
Citation
Veterinární Medicína, 2015, 60, 8, pp 432-445
Abstract

A retrospective questionnaire completed by 783 Australian participants was used to quantify the amount and age of early social exposure experience of pet dogs with varying levels of reported interdog aggression. All dogs were currently between 1 and 3 years of age at the time of the survey, and...

Author(s)
Wormald, D.; Lawrence, A. J.; Carter, G.; Fisher, A. D.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 2016, 15, pp 31-36
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Studying the signaling of domestic dogs is crucial to have a better understanding of this species. The aim of this study was to scientifically assess if the behaviors called calming signals have a communicative and a calming function (i.e., de-escalating the aggressive display in the other dog)....

Author(s)
Mariti, C.; Falaschi, C.; Zilocchi, M.; Fatjó, J.; Sighieri, C.; Ogi, A.; Gazzano, A.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 2017, 18, pp 49-55
AbstractFull Text

Aggressiveness is reported to be the most important public health issue related to both owned and free-roaming dogs. Common approaches to assess canine aggressiveness are temperament tests. The main aim of this study was to evaluate whether one such test, the Socially Acceptable Behaviour (SAB)...

Author(s)
Villa, P. dalla; Barnard, S.; Nardo, A. di; Iannetti, L.; Vulpiani, M. P.; Trentini, R.; Serpell, J. A.; Siracusa, C.
Publisher
Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell'Abruzzo e del Molise 'G. Caporale', Teramo, Italy
Citation
Veterinaria Italiana, 2017, 53, 1, pp 61-70
Abstract

Aggression is a relatively common behavioural problem in dogs that has both animal welfare and human safety considerations. Understanding the behavioural and physiological processes contributing to aggression is required for a better understanding of this issue. Previous studies have examined...

Author(s)
Wormald, D.; Lawrence, A. J.; Carter, G.; Fisher, A. D.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2016, 180, pp 93-99

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