Operant conditioning of two strains of the pointer dog.

@article{Murphree1967OperantCO,
  title={Operant conditioning of two strains of the pointer dog.},
  author={Oddist D. Murphree and Roscoe A. Dykman and Joyce E. Peters},
  journal={Psychophysiology},
  year={1967},
  volume={3 4},
  pages={
          414-7
        }
}
Within the pointer breed of dog two strains have been developed by selective mating and line breeding. The goal is that of producing behaviorally distinct stable and unstable (nervous) strains to measure hereditary effects including dominance and sex linkage, if present. Some behavioral difference emerged early. Measures of operant conditioning and other behavioral tests have little overlap. We conclude that genetic controls are important for behavioral research, even within a single breed, and… 

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