Dog keeping in Taiwan: its contribution to the problem of free-roaming dogs.

  title={Dog keeping in Taiwan: its contribution to the problem of free-roaming dogs.},
  author={Yuying Hsu and Lucia Liu Severinghaus and James A Serpell},
  journal={Journal of applied animal welfare science : JAAWS},
  volume={6 1},
This study conducted a quantitative ethnographic analysis of the influence of demographic factors and early experience (childhood exposure to dogs) on Taiwanese dog-keeping practices and behavior. A telephone survey of a randomly selected sample of 2001 Taiwan residents determined their dog ownership histories, current patterns of dog ownership and disposal, and other dog-related activities. The results suggest that low rates of neutering, easy availability of low- or no-cost puppies, a… CONTINUE READING
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