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Genetics and the Social Behaviour of the Dog

The classic study of dog behavior gathered into one volume. Based on twenty years of research at the Jackson Laboratory, this is the single most important and comprehensive reference work on the behavior of dogs ever complied.

"Genetics and the Social Behavior of the Dog is one of the most important texts on canine behavior published to date. Anyone interested in breeding, training, or canine behavior must own this book."—Wayne Hunthausen, D.V.M., Director of Animal Behavior Consultations

"This pioneering research on dog behavioral genetics is a timeless classic for all serious students of ethology and canine behavior."—Dr. Michael Fox, Senior Advisor to the President, The Humane Society of the United States

"A major authoritative work. . . . Immensely rewarding reading for anyone concerned with dog-breeding."—Times Literary Supplement

"The last comprehensive study [of dog behavior] was concluded more than thirty years ago, when John Paul Scott and John L. Fuller published their seminal work Genetics and the Social Behavior of the Dog."—Mark Derr, The Atlantic Monthly

"Genetics and the Social Behavior of the Dog is essential reading for anyone involved in the breeding of dogs. No breeder can afford to ignore the principles of proper socialization first discovered and articulated in this landmark study."-The Monks of New Skete, authors of How to Be Your Dog’s Best Friend and the video series Raising Your Dog with the Monks of New Skete.

506 pages | 52 halftones, 91 line drawings | 6 x 9 | © 1965, 1998

Biological Sciences: Behavioral Biology

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Part I - Development of Basic Behavior Patterns
1. A School for Dogs
2. Dogs, Wolves, and Men
3. The Social Behavior of Dogs and Wolves
4. The Development of Behavior
5. The Critical Period
6. The Development of Social Relationships
Part II - Development and Expression of Breed Differences
7. Analysis of Genetic Differences
8. Emotional Reactivity
9. Experiments on Trainability
10. The Development and Differentiation of Problem-Solving Behavior
Part III - Inheritance of Differential Capacities Among Hybrids
11. The Inheritance of Behavior Patterns: Single Factor Explanations
12. Behavior in Hybrids: Complex Behavior
13. Development of Physical Differences and Their Relation to Behavior
14. The Effects of Heredity Upon the Behavior of Dogs
Part IV - General Implications
15. Implications for the Art of Dog Breeding
16. The Evolution of Dogs and Men
17. Toward a Science of Social Genetics
Author Index
Subject Index

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