Interactions between wolves Canis lupus and dogs C. familiaris in Finland

  title={Interactions between wolves Canis lupus and dogs C. familiaris in Finland},
  author={I. Kojola and S. Ronkainen and A. Hakala and Samuli Heikkinen and S. Kokko},
  journal={Wildlife Biology},
  pages={101 - 105}
We examined wolf Canis lupus attacks on domestic dogs C. familiaris in six Finnish wolf territories occupied by mated pairs and packs. Most incidents (76%, N = 21 confirmed cases) took place inside one territory. The wolves mostly (70%) attacked dogs in house yards. It appeared that wolves in the territory were actively seeking for dogs rather than killing them as a result of random encounters. A strong tendency to attack dogs seemed to be adopted by pups born to the wolf pack. We did not find… Expand
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