Companion dog temperament traits.

  title={Companion dog temperament traits.},
  author={Linda Goodloe and Peter L Borchelt},
  journal={Journal of applied animal welfare science : JAAWS},
  volume={1 4},
Owners rated their companion dogs (Canis faamiliarus) on the frequency of occurrence of 127 descriptions of behavior. We conducted an exploratory principal components analysis of these behaviors for 2,018 participants that produced 22 interpretable factors (or traits). Four related to aggression indicate that aggression is not a unitary concept. Three factors relate to play and 3 describe vocal behavior. Regression analyses examined the relation of sex and obedience training (OT) to factor… CONTINUE READING


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