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The great increase in the study of dog cognition in the current century has yielded insights into canine cognition in a variety of domains. In this review, we seek to place our enhanced understanding of canine cognition into context. We argue that in order to assess dog cognition, we need to regard ...

Author(s)
Lea, S. E. G.; Osthaus, B.
Publisher
Springer, New York, USA
Citation
Learning & Behavior, 2018, 46, 4, pp 335-363
Abstract

Play bows represent a common, highly stereotyped behaviour across the genus Canis. However, much of what we know is limited to the wolf and its domestic derivative, the domestic dog. Here we continue to look at the function of play bows among subspecies/variants of Canis lupus by including the...

Author(s)
Byosiere, S. E.; Espinosa, J.; Smith, B. P.
Publisher
Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden, Netherlands
Citation
Behaviour, 2018, 155, 5, pp 369-388
Abstract

In the debate on canine domestication, researchers have identified a lot of valid information regarding the time, the region and the ancestor of the dog. But researchers are still figuring out, why and how this process started. The scavenging hypothesis, first proposed 2001 by Ray and Lorna...

Author(s)
Jung, C.; Pörtl, D.
Publisher
Edizioni ETS, Pisa, Italy
Citation
Dog Behavior, 2018, 4, 2, pp 41-56
Abstract

Aggression is the canine behaviour most likely to lead to relinquishment or euthanasia. Understanding how dogs socially interact and manage conflict is therefore of particular importance to veterinary professionals. Traditional approaches to the prevention and management of canine aggression...

Author(s)
Hedges, S.
Publisher
MA Healthcare Limited, London, UK
Citation
The Veterinary Nurse, 2017, 8, 3, pp 132-138
Abstract

Why do dogs behave in the ways that they do? Why did our ancestors tame wolves? How have we ended up with so many breeds of dog, and how can we understand their role in contemporary human society? Explore the answers to these questions and many more in this study of the domestic dog. Building on...

Author(s)
Serpell, J.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
The domestic dog: its evolution, behavior and interactions with people, 2016, Ed. 2, pp 424 pp.
Abstract

Background: Dominance is one of the most pervasive concepts in the study of wolf social behaviour but recently its validity has been questioned. For some authors, the bonds between members of wolf families are better described as parent-offspring relationships and the concept of dominance should be ...

Author(s)
Cafazzo, S.; Lazzaroni, M.; Marshall-Pescini, S.
Publisher
PeerJ, San Francisco, USA
Citation
PeerJ, 2016, 4, 2113, pp e2113
Abstract

Kin recognition requires the ability to discriminate between one's own genetic relatives and non-relatives. There are two mechanisms that aid in kin discrimination: phenotype matching and familiarity. Dogs may be a good model for assessing these mechanisms as dogs are a promiscuous social species...

Author(s)
Hamilton, J.; Vonk, J.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Behavioural Processes, 2015, 119, pp 123-134
Abstract

We investigated the extent to which dominance relationships, as described for feral dogs and wolves, applied to a group of 24 neutered companion dogs at a dog daycare facility. Similar to other studies of dogs and wolves, we found significant linear dominance hierarchies based on highly...

Author(s)
Trisko, R. K.; Smuts, B. B.
Publisher
Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden, Netherlands
Citation
Behaviour, 2015, 152, 5, pp 677-704
Abstract

The nature of the interactions that maintain the social behavior of dogs toward humans and which interactions dogs prefer have not been thoroughly investigated. We focused here on dogs' preference for petting and vocal praise, and the influence that familiarity (owner vs. stranger) has on that...

Author(s)
Feuerbacher, E. N.; Wynne, C. D. L.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Behavioural Processes, 2015, 110, pp 47-59
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Dogs for herding and guarding livestock.

Dogs that perform best for guarding and herding livestock have different behavioural profiles, as stated by the authors: 'herding dogs are selected to show hunting behaviours, such as eye, stalk, grip or heel. Guarding dogs are selected to show more of the wild ancestor's puppy-like or juvenile...

Author(s)
Coppinger, L.; Coppinger, R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643212)
Type
Book chapter

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