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Methodological issues in the behavioural study of the dog

Ádám Miklósi

in Dog Behaviour, Evolution, and Cognition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199295852
eISBN:
9780191711688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295852.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter provides an overview of the methods used by scientists in the study of dog behaviour, and gives advice for the development of an ethologically-based approach to describing dog behaviour. ... More


Raccoon dogs: Finnish and Japanese raccoon dogs—on the road to speciation?

Kaarina Kauhala and Midori Saeki

in The Biology and Conservation of Wild Canids

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198515562
eISBN:
9780191705632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515562.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Japanese raccoon dogs (Nyctereutes procyonoides viverrinus) have been isolated from populations (e.g., N. p. ussuriensis) on mainland Asia for about 12,000 years. Since the environment and climate ... More


On God and Dogs: A Christian Theology of Compassion for Animals

Stephen H. Webb

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195152296
eISBN:
9780199849178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152296.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Many of us keep pet animals; we rely on them for companionship and unconditional love. For some people their closest relationships may be with their pets. In the wake of the animal rights movement, ... More


Who Let the Dogs in?: The Domestication of Animals and Plants

Norman A. Johnson

in Darwinian Detectives: Revealing the Natural History of Genes and Genomes

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195306750
eISBN:
9780199790203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306750.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter explores the timing of and evolutionary forces involved in our domestication of animals and plants. How many and which genes were involved? How long ago did these changes occur? Can we ... More


The current and future roles of free-ranging detection dogs in conservation efforts

Deborah A. (Smith) Woollett, Aimee Hurt, and Ngaio L. Richards

in Free-Ranging Dogs and Wildlife Conservation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199663217
eISBN:
9780191810183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199663217.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses the use of free-ranging detection dogs in conservation and management efforts, providing an overview of the benefits of this approach. Free-ranging detection dogs are referred ... More


Nine Risk Regulation Regimes Compared

Christopher Hood, Henry Rothstein, and Robert Baldwin

in The Government of Risk: Understanding Risk Regulation Regimes

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199243631
eISBN:
9780191599507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199243638.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Uses the analytic framework developed in Ch. 2 to compare nine different risk regulation regimes, bringing out their similarities and differences. Those risks include attacks by dangerous dogs ... More


Empire of Dogs: Canines, Japan, and the Making of the Modern Imperial World

Aaron Herald Skabelund

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450259
eISBN:
9780801463235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450259.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In 1924, Professor Ueno Eizaburo of Tokyo Imperial University adopted an Akita puppy he named Hachikō. Each evening Hachikō greeted Ueno on his return to Shibuya railway station. In May 1925 Ueno ... More


Dogs of War: Mobilizing All Creatures Great and Small

Aaron Herald Skabelund

in Empire of Dogs: Canines, Japan, and the Making of the Modern Imperial World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450259
eISBN:
9780801463235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450259.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the deployment of dogs during the First and Second World Wars. Almost all combatant nations, including Japan, employed dogs to perform military-related tasks during the two ... More


The dog–human–wildlife interface: assessing the scope of the problem

Matthew E. Gompper

in Free-Ranging Dogs and Wildlife Conservation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199663217
eISBN:
9780191810183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199663217.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter reviews the evolutionary history, the population sizes across the globe, and the demographics of dogs, providing a baseline for discussions about the interactions of dogs, humans, and ... More


A comparative approach to Canis

Ádám Miklósi

in Dog Behaviour, Evolution, and Cognition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199295852
eISBN:
9780191711688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295852.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter provides a comparative background for the study of dog behaviour by introducing the main behavioural features of dog-like species of Canis. The main aim here is to give an understanding ... More


 Searching for Peace in Films about Genocide

Jolyon Mitchell

in Teaching Religion and Film

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335989
eISBN:
9780199868940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335989.003.0022
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Focusing on the film Shooting Dogs (2005) and its specific historical context, the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, this chapter brings to light many of the different lines of inquiry available when teaching ... More


Badgers

Dale F. Lott

in American Bison: A Natural History

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233386
eISBN:
9780520930742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233386.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

Badgers are carnivorous digging machines. They have short, powerful limbs; long, strong claws; a wedge-shaped head; and no noticeable neck. Out on the Great Plains, that means a lot of prairie dogs ... More


Skin of the Dog

Colin Dayan

in The Law Is a White Dog: How Legal Rituals Make and Unmake Persons

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691070919
eISBN:
9781400838592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691070919.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that the nature and status of dogs as defined by law are crucial to understanding the limits of restitution and the uneven application of remedy to persons who must answer to or ... More


Figuring Violence: Affective Investments in Perpetual War

Rebecca A. Adelman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823281671
eISBN:
9780823284788
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823281671.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Figuring Violence catalogs the affects that define the latter stages of the war on terror and the imaginative work that underpins them. These affects—apprehension, affection, admiration, gratitude, ... More


The First Domestication: How Wolves and Humans Coevolved

Raymond Pierotti and Brandy R Fogg

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300226164
eISBN:
9780300231670
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300226164.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This book changes the narrative about how wolves became dogs and in turn, humanity's best friend. Rather than describe how people mastered and tamed an aggressive, dangerous species, the authors ... More


Dog walkers and monkey psychiatrists

Larry Carbone

in What Animals Want: Expertise and Advocacy in Laboratory Animal Welfare Policy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195161960
eISBN:
9780199790067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161960.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Claiming a billion-dollar price tag for compliance, the biomedical research community reacted forcefully to two new provisions of the 1985 Animal Welfare Act amendment calling for exercise programs ... More


African wild dogs: Demography and population dynamics of African wild dogs in three critical populations

Scott Creel, Michael G. L. Mills, and J. Weldon McNutt

in The Biology and Conservation of Wild Canids

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198515562
eISBN:
9780191705632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515562.003.0022
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) always have low population densities when compared to sympatric large carnivores. Most populations are small, and only a handful exceeds 500. Three of the largest ... More


Laying the Groundwork for Alliances: Language, Maps, and Intercultural Suspicion

Cynthia J. Van Zandt

in Brothers Among Nations: The Pursuit of Intercultural Alliances in Early America, 1580-1660

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195181241
eISBN:
9780199870776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181241.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on 1580–1640 as a period of crucial experimentation with intercultural alliances. It argues that Indians and Europeans laid the groundwork for some of the most important ... More


Living Well with Wolves and Dogs

Raymond Pierotti and Brandy R. Fogg

in The First Domestication: How Wolves and Humans Coevolved

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300226164
eISBN:
9780300231670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300226164.003.0012
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter discusses the bonds and relationships that exist between humans and different types of canids. A crucial point is that the social bond between humans and wolves that changed into ... More


Degeneration in Canine Brain Aging

Elizabeth Head

in From Development to Degeneration and Regeneration of the Nervous System

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195369007
eISBN:
9780199865253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369007.003.0009
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems, Development

This chapter discusses some of the neurobiological characteristics of the aging dog brain. Aged canines develop signs of neuronal, white matter, and vascular degeneration as observed in human brain ... More


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