Open field activity and human interaction as a function of age and breed in dogs.

  title={Open field activity and human interaction as a function of age and breed in dogs.},
  author={Elizabeth Head and Heather Callahan and Brian J Cummings and Carl Cotman and Walter R{\"u}hl and Bruce A Muggenberg and Norton William Milgram},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  volume={62 5},
Open field (OF) activity was studied in kennel reared purebred beagles from two separate colonies (2-13 years in age) and pound source mixed breed dogs (9 months to 10 years in age). Dogs were observed for 10 min sessions and records were taken of: locomotion, urination, sniffing, grooming, rearing, vocalizing, jumping frequencies and inactivity (16). Since dogs are uniquely social towards people, we also measured human interaction (HI), which recorded the same behaviors as during OF when a… CONTINUE READING

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