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Chapter 2 Dog Breeds and Their Behavior

  title={Chapter 2 Dog Breeds and Their Behavior},
  author={J. Serpell and D. L. Duffy},
  • J. Serpell, D. L. Duffy
  • Published 2015
  • Biology
  • Domestic dogs display an extraordinary level of phenotypic diversity in morphology and behavior. Furthermore, due to breeding practices introduced during the nineteenth century, these phenotypic traits have become relatively ‘fixed’ within breeds, allowing biologists to obtain unique insights regarding the genetic bases of behavioral diversity, and the effects of domestication and artificial selection on temperament. Here we explore differences in behavior among the 30 most popular dog breeds… CONTINUE READING
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