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Development and validation of a questionnaire for measuring behavior and temperament traits in pet dogs.
  • Y. Hsu, J. Serpell
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the American Veterinary Medical…
  • 1 November 2003
OBJECTIVE To develop and validate a questionnaire to assess behavior and temperament traits of pet dogs. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey of dog owners. Animals-1,851 dogs belonging to clients of aExpand
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Animal-assisted interventions in mental health
Publisher Summary The advent of scientific medicine toward the end of the nineteenth century had the effect of displacing companion animals from therapeutic settings. The goals of this chapter are toExpand
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Animal-assisted interventions in historical perspective
Publisher Summary This chapter attempts to provide a brief historical account of the various ways in which animals and companion animals are perceived as contributing to human mental and physicalExpand
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Evidence for an association between pet behavior and owner attachment levels
The possible relationship between companion animal behavior and owner attachment levels has received surprisingly little attention in the literature on human-companion animal interactions, despiteExpand
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In the Company of Animals: A Study of Human-Animal Relationships
Part I. A Paradox: 1. Of pigs and pets Part II. The Case Against Pets: 2. Substitutes for people 3. Instruments of follie 4. Pets in tribal societies 5. A cuckoo in the nest Part III. An AlternativeExpand
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Beneficial Effects of Pet Ownership on Some Aspects of Human Health and Behaviour
  • J. Serpell
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
  • 1 December 1991
A 10-month prospective study was carried out which examined changes in behaviour and health status in 71 adult subjects following the acquisition of a new pet (either dogs or cats). A group of 26Expand
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Breed differences in canine aggression
Canine aggression poses serious public health and animal welfare concerns. Most of what is understood about breed differences in aggression comes from reports based on bite statistics, behaviorExpand
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Owner characteristics and interactions and the prevalence of canine behaviour problems
Despite the popular idea that dog owners are often responsible in some way for their animals' behaviour problems, the scientific evidence is scarce and contradictory. Some studies have failed toExpand
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