Dog Behaviour : The Genetic Basis, Paperback
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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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 486 pages, 52 halftones, 91 line drawings
  • Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Dogs as pets
  • ISBN: 9780226743387



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Get your puppy raising information from the horse's mouth. This is the original, and should be in every breeder's library. -Sidney

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Dry reading at times, but the Scott-Fuller experiments were instrumental in shaping how we train and socialize dogs today.