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The genetics of the dog.

Book cover for The genetics of the dog.


This multiauthor book comprises comprehensive reviews on all aspects of dog genetics. The first 5 of its 19 chapters deal with systematics, phylogeny, domestication and single-gene traits. The next 7 chapters cover biochemical polymorphism, molecular genetics, immunogenetics, the genetics of disease, genome structure and gene mapping. There follow chapters on the genetics of behaviour, reproductio...


Chapter 13 (Page no: 371)

Genetics of behaviour.

This review of dog behaviour begins with consideration of wolf behaviour, behaviour changes during domestication and the ontogeny of behaviour and neotenization, followed by that of genetics and behavioural selection of working and pet dogs. The section on behaviour of pet dogs covers (1) breed differences in behaviour, (2) intelligence and trainability, (3) aggression, (4) abnormal behaviour, (5) obsessive compulsive behaviour, (6) sex differences in behaviour, and (7) candidate genes for misbehaviour.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Phylogeny and origin of the domestic dog. Author(s): Wayne, R. K. VilĂ , C.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 15) Experimental studies of early canid domestication. Author(s): Trut, L. N.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 43) Consequences of domestication: morphological diversity of the dog. Author(s): Wayne, R. K.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 61) Genetics of coat colour and hair texture. Author(s): Sponenberg, D. P. Rothschild, M. F.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 87) Genetics of morphological traits and inherited disorders. Author(s): Nicholas, F. W.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 117) Biochemical genetics and blood groups. Author(s): Juneja, R. K. Gerlach, J. A. Hale, A. S
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 139) Molecular genetics of the dog. Author(s): Sargan, D. R. Sampson, J. Binns, M. M.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 159) Immunogenetics. Author(s): Wagner, J. L. Storb, R. Marti, E.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 191) Genetic aspects of disease in dogs. Author(s): Brooks, M. Sargan, D. R.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 267) Genetics of canine hip dysplasia and other orthopaedic traits. Author(s): Breur, G. J. Lust, G. Todhunter, R. J.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 299) Cytogenetics and physical maps. Author(s): Breen, M. Switonski, M. Binns, M. M.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 329) Linkage and radiation hybrid mapping in the canine genome. Author(s): Ostrander, E. A. Galibert, F. Mellersh, C. S.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 401) Biology of reproduction and modern reproductive technology. Author(s): Linde-Forsberg, C.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 431) Developmental genetics. Author(s): Ruvinsky, A.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 461) Pedigree analysis, genotype testing and genetic counselling. Author(s): Oberbauer, A. M. Sampson, J.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 487) Genetics of quantitative traits and improvement of dog breeds. Author(s): Famula, T. R.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 505) The canine model in medical genetics. Author(s): Galibert, F. Wilton, A. N. Chuat, J. C.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 521) Dog genetic data and forensic evidence. Author(s): Savolainen, P. Lundeberg, J.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Animal Behavior Clinic, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2001
  • ISBN
  • 0851995209
  • Record Number
  • 20013143489