An audit of behavioral indicators of poor welfare in kenneled dogs in the United Kingdom.

@article{Stephen2005AnAO,
  title={An audit of behavioral indicators of poor welfare in kenneled dogs in the United Kingdom.},
  author={Jacqueline M Stephen and Rebecca A Ledger},
  journal={Journal of applied animal welfare science : JAAWS},
  year={2005},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={79-96}
}
This survey-based study describes the prevalence and onset of behavioral indicators of poor welfare in dogs kenneled at United Kingdom rescue shelters. It describes key factors contributing to individual variation in behaviors. At 8 rescue shelters, staff trained in the care of nonhuman animals recorded daily whether dogs in their care displayed each of 15 behaviors. The study originally involved 302 dogs; for the first 14 days, it monitored only 148 dogs daily. The study observed dogs for a… CONTINUE READING

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