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The Domestic Dog

Author : James Serpell
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A scientific analysis of dogs, their behaviour, and their relationships with humans.

The Domestic Dog

Author : James Serpell
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Second edition of a classic text on canine science and behavior, incorporating two decades of new evidence and discoveries.

Origins of the Domestic Dog

Author : Stanley John Olsen
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The Domestic Dog an Introduction to Its History

Author : Brian Seymour Vesey-FitzGerald
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Domestic Dog Cognition and Behavior

Author : Alexandra Horowitz
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This book highlights the state of the field in the new, provocative line of research into the cognition and behavior of the domestic dog. Eleven chapters from leading researchers describe innovative methods from comparative psychology, ethology and behavioral biology, which are combined to create a more comprehensive picture of the behavior of Canis familiaris than ever before. Each of the book’s three parts highlights one of the perspectives relevant to providing a full understanding of the dog. Part I covers the perceptual abilities of dogs and the effect of interbreeding. Part II includes observational and experimental results from studies of social cognition – such as learning and social referencing – and physical cognition in canids, while Part III summarizes the work in the field to date, reviewing various conceptual and methodological approaches and testing anthropomorphisms with regard to dogs. The final chapter discusses the practical application of behavioral and cognitive results to promote animal welfare. This volume reflects a modern shift in science toward considering and studying domestic dogs for their own sake, not only insofar as they reflect back on human beings.

Dogs Through Time

Author : International Council for Archaeozoology. Symposium on the History of the Domestic Dog
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Canis familiaris , the domestic dog, has a long history of relationships with man whether as companion, guardian, hunter, herder, ritual being and so on. This large collection of papers derives from a symposium at the Eighth International Congress of Archaeozoology held in Victoria, Canada in 1998.

Dogs in Antiquity

Author : Douglas J. Brewer
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Unlike cats which have remained almost uniform in shape throughout their history dogs have developed into a myriad of different breeds, ranging from the diminutive Chihuahua to the massive Irish Wolfhound. This book traces the origins of the domestic dog from its first beginnings as a wolf and then explores how the varieties came about. When looking for the origins of breeds we concentrate on those areas from which we have the earliest and most complete information, notably Egypt and the Middle East, which saw the birth of the earliest urban civilisations. The direct successors to the rulers of Egypt and the Middle East were the Greeks and then the Romans to whom Europe owes so much of its thought, culture and material civilisation. It is to these ancient peoples, perhaps, that we owe the spread of so many breeds into such a wide area.

Our Debt to the Dog

Author : Bryan D. Cummins
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When Homo sapiens sapiens met Canis lupus lupus millennia ago, the result was Canis lupus familiaris, the domestic dog. Since that fateful encounter, the dog has become, arguably, humankind’s greatest creation. The domestic dog is the most widely distributed species (other than ourselves) in the world, being found virtually wherever people live, and is also the most diversified of species, with literally hundreds of recognized breeds. While we have shaped the dog, it, too, has helped shape human history in innumerable ways. Our Debt to the Dog is a critical historical and cross-cultural examination, through the use of case studies, of this most improbable 15,000-year relationship and an exploration of how this relationship shaped the history of the world. It is also very much an apology to the dog because over the course of the partnership horrific acts were perpetrated against it intentionally and otherwise. Our Debt to the Dog enriches our understanding of the dog and extends our appreciation for the profound complexity of past and present human-canine relationships and the dog’s contributions to our lives and our world.

Crenosoma Vulpis and the Domestic Dog

Author : Tanja Petra Bihr
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Crenosoma vulpis is a metastrongyloid lung parasite which infects the bronchioles, bronchi, and trachea of wild and domestic canids and other carnivores. The infection cannot be diagnosed with standard fecal flotation examinations carried out at most veterinary clinics. Clinical signs of C. vulpis infection include chronic cough, wheezing, and decreased quality of life and closely mimic signs of canine allergic respiratory disease, which appears to be relatively common in dogs in the Atlantic Canadian region. Suspicions that the infection may have been previously misdiagnosed led to a study to determine the impact of C. vulpis infection on dogs on Prince Edward Island. The first objective was to determine the estimated prevalence of C. vulpis infection in PEI dogs. The second objective was to determine the proportion of PEI dogs infected with C. vulpis among those with clinical signs such as chronic cough. The third objective of the study consisted of developing a more sensitive diagnostic test, an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), for the detection of antibodies to C. vulpis antigens in serum. (Abstract shortened by UMI.).

At Home and Astray

Author : Philip Howell
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Although the British consider themselves a nation of dog lovers, what we have come to know as the modern dog came into existence only after a profound, and relatively recent, transformation in that country’s social attitudes and practices. In At Home and Astray, Philip Howell focuses on Victorian Britain, and especially London, to show how the dog’s changing place in society was the subject of intense debate and depended on a fascinating combination of forces even to come about. Despite a relationship with humans going back thousands of years, the dog only became fully domesticated and installed at the heart of the middle-class home in the nineteenth century. Dog breeding and showing proliferated at that time, and dog ownership increased considerably. At the same time, the dog was increasingly policed out of public space, the "stray" becoming the unloved counterpart of the household "pet." Howell shows how this redefinition of the dog’s place illuminates our understanding of modernity and the city. He also explores the fascinating process whereby the dog’s changing role was proposed, challenged, and confronted—and in the end conditionally accepted. With a supporting cast that includes Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Thomas Carlyle, and Charles Darwin, and subjects of inquiry ranging from vivisection and the policing of rabies to pet cemeteries, dog shelters, and the practice of walking the dog, At Home and Astray is a contribution not only to the history of animals but also to our understanding of the Victorian era and its legacies.

Canine Body Language

Author : Brenda Aloff
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Never before has canine body language been so thoroughly documented with photographs and text! Hundreds of images in this almost 400 page book illustrate the incredible variety of postures, behaviors and situations that the typical dog either manifests or encounters in his day-to-day life. There isn't a dog trainer or behaviorist who won't learn something new in this incredible volume. And there isn't a dog owner who won't welcome the new insights they will gain into the behavior of the family dog.

The Story of the African Dog

Author : Johan Gallant
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The African dog, or Africanis, is the original domestic dog of southern Africa, whose ancient origins can be traced back to the prehistoric wild wolf packs of Arabia and India. This unique and fascinating study recreates for us the journey of the dog's primitive canine ancestors, from their earliest presence at the fire of Stone Age humans, through the evolution from wolf to protodog to domestic dog, and subsequent migration into the African continent with nomadic Neolithic herders. Absorbing, informative, packed full of intriguing insights based on the author's own extensive experience with the Africanis, the book builds a strong case for the recognition, re-evaluation and conservation of these special dogs, which deserve to be cherished both for their own sake and as part of the unique national heritage of southern Africa. The Story of the African Dog is a book which deserves a place on every dog-lover's bookshelf.

Dogs

Author : Raymond Coppinger
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A look at the biological needs and dispositions of our canine companions looks at eight different types of dogs and argues that their domestication evolved from dogs who found an ecological niche for themselves in Mesolithic village dumps.

The Ultimate Guide to Dog Breeds

Author : Derek Hall
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Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals

Author : Kathryn Lord
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The domestic dog has many phenotypic and behavioral forms. In this chapter we describe five different kinds of dogs and how each has been derived. We trace the background village dog adapting to the age of agriculture, with the coincident transformation of human behavior to permanent settlement. Over centuries, this village dog has changed, adapting to its different geographies and to local agricultural activities. In tandem, people began sorting through the village populations for dogs with appropriate behaviors, and these eventually became the founding stock for breeding programs. In recent centuries, samples of these working and hunting breeds have been collected by kennel clubs, and sexually isolated, becoming at best historic representations of the working or hunting breeds. More commonly they are used as pets, or household dogs, sometimes with sport competitions in the show or agility ringl

Dog

Author : Susan McHugh
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Dogs are perhaps our most popular pets, and certainly one of the best-loved of all animals. They are not only humanity’s best friend, they are also its oldest: burial sites dating back 12,000 years indicate that dogs moved alongside prehistoric peoples before, during and after both species settled the world. The story of the canine has been fundamentally entwined with that of humanity since the earliest times, and this ancient and fascinating story is told in Susan McHugh’s Dog. This book unravels the debate about whether dogs are descended from wolves, and moves on to deal with canines in mythology, religion and health, dog cults in ancient and medieval civilizations as disparate as Alaska, Greece, Peru and Persia, and traces correspondences between the histories of dogs in the Far East, Europe, Africa and the Americas. Dog also examines the relatively recent phenomenon of dog breeding and the invention of species, as well as the canine’s role in science fact and fiction; from Laika, the first astronaut, and Pavlov’s famous conditioned dogs, through to science fiction novels and cult films such as A Boy and his Dog. Susan McHugh shows how dogs today contribute to human lives in a huge number of ways, not only as pets and guide dogs but also as sources of food in Asia, entertainment workers, and scientific and religious objects. Dog reveals how we have shaped these animals over the millennia, and in turn, how dogs have shaped us.

Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals

Author : Anna V. Kukekova
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Dog domestication involved long-term genetic selection for behavior. The genetics-centered view of domestication is supported by experimental selection of farm-foxes (Vulpes vulpes) that began in the 1950s. Selection of foxes, separately, for tame and for aggressive behavior, has yielded two strains with markedly different, genetically determined behavioral phenotypes. Tame-strain foxes communicate with humans in a positive manner and are eager to establish human contact. Foxes from aggressive strains are aggressive to humans and difficult to handle. Although selected solely for behavior, changes in physiology, morphology, and appearance with significant parallels to characteristics of the domestic dog, were observed in tame-strain. Ongoing research is focused on identification of molecular genetic mechanisms associated with selection of foxes for behavior. Identification of behavioral loci in the fox genome in the region which is homologous to the region in the dog genome that differentiates dogs from wolves lead to the hypothesis that domesticated behavior in dogs and foxes may have similar genetic bases.

Behavior Problems in Dogs

Author : William Edward Campbell
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Presents humane, efficient and effective ways of dealing with negative behaviors. Extensively revised and updated with the latest concepts and techniques.

Animals in Stone

Author : Alexandra Anna Enrica van der Geer
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This magnificently illustrated study of a vast amount of South Asian animal stone sculptures provides an art history covering almost four and a half thousand years, analyzing the art historical, archeological and cultural context of animals in society.

The Complete Book of Dog Care

Author : Sarah Liddell
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