Behavioural Biology of Dogs

January 2007
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  • Published
    9th January 2007
  • ISBN 9781845931872
  • Language English
  • Pages 288 pp.
  • Size 6.25" x 9.75"
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Written by experts in different areas, this book presents an up-to-date account of the behavioral biology of dogs.

Split in three parts, the book addresses the specific aspects of behavioral biology. The first part deals with the evolution and development of the dog, whereas the next part deals with basic aspects of dog behavior. The final part emphasizes on the behavioral problems, their prevention and cure.

"This book is interesting to read...Diverse types of readers can learn from this publication, including university students in biology, agriculture and perhaps veterinary medicine as a brief introduction."

Eva Baranyiova - , Acta Veterinaria Brno

"This volume aptly demonstrates that canine behavioral biology is exquisitely interesting in and of itself."

- Science

Systematics and evolution of canids, X Wang and R Tedford, both at American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA
Domestication of dogs, P Savolainen, Albanova University Centre, Stockholm, Sweden
The evolution of dog breeds, C Vila, Uppsala University, Sweden
Mechanisms and function in dog behaviour, P Jensen
Behaviour genetics of dogs, E Jazin, Uppsala University, Sweden
Sensory physiology and dog behaviour,
H Bubna-Littitz, Veterinary University of Vienna, Austria
Social behaviour of dogs and related canids, D U Feddersen-Petersen, University of Kiel, Germany
Learning in dogs, P Reid, ASPCA Animal Behavior Center, New York, USA
Behaviour of feral dogs, L. Boitani, University of Rome, Italy
Behaviour of working dogs, R Beilharz, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Testing and prediction of dog behaviour, K Svartberg, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden
Social cognition and human-animal interactions in dogs, A Miklosi, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary
Behavioural disorders of dogs, R Mugford, The Animal Behaviour Centre, Surrey, UK
Behaviour and disease in dogs, Å Hedhammar, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden and K Hultin-Jäderlund, Norwegian College of Veterinary Medicine, Oslo, Norway

Per Jensen

Per Jensen is an Associate Professor, Masters Programme in Family Therapy and Systemic Practice, Diakonhjemmet University College, Oslo, Norway.