Genetics and the Social Behavior of the Dog

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University of Chicago Press, 1965 - Pets - 468 pages
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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.
  

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Contents

A SCHOOL FOR DOGS
3
DOGS WOLVES AND MEN
29
THE SOCIAL BEHAVIOR OF DOGS AND WOLVES
57
THE DEVELOPMENT OF BEHAVIOR
84
THE CRITICAL PERIOD
117
THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS
151
DEVELOPMENT AND EXPRESSION OF BREED DIFFERENCES
183
ANALYSIS OF GENETIC DIFFERENCES
185
THE INHERITANCE OF BEHAVIOR PATTERNS SINGLEFACTOR EXPLANATIONS
261
BEHAVIOR IN HYBRIDS COMPLEX BEHAVIOR
295
DEVELOPMENT OF PHYSICAL DIFFERENCES AND THEIR RELATION TO BEHAVIOR
326
THE EFFECTS OF HEREDITY UPON THE BEHAVIOR OF DOGS
356
GENERAL IMPLICATIONS
381
IMPLICATIONS FOR THE ART OF DOG BREEDING
383
THE EVOLUTION OF DOGS AND MEN
397
TOWARD A SCIENCE OF SOCIAL GENETICS
413

EMOTIONAL REACTIVITY
194
EXPERIMENTS ON TRAINABILITY
205
THE DEVELOPMENT AND DIFFERENTIATION OF PROBLEMSOLVING BEHAVIOR
224
INHERITANCE OF DIFFERENTIAL CAPACITIES AMONG HYBRIDS
259
BIBLIOGRAPHY
435
AUTHOR INDEX
449
SUBJECT INDEX
452
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About the author (1965)

Scott is Regents Professor emerits in psychology at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

Fuller was professor of psychology at the State University of New York at Binghamton.

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