Paedomorphosis affects agonistic visual signals of domestic dogs

  title={Paedomorphosis affects agonistic visual signals of domestic dogs},
  author={Deborah Goodwin and John W. S. Bradshaw and Stephen M. Wickens},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
Many of the structural modifications of modern breeds of domestic dog,Canis familiariscan be explained by changes in the rate of development, during domestication from the wolf,C. lupusThese changes have been dominated by paedomorphosis, or underdevelopment, so that the adult passes through fewer growth stages and resembles a juvenile stage of its ancestor. [] Key Result The number of ancestral dominant and submissive behaviour patterns used during signalling within single-breed groups ranged from two…

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