Reported Acquisition Practices of Australian Dog Owners

  title={Reported Acquisition Practices of Australian Dog Owners},
  author={Simone A Blackman and Bethany J Wilson and Alistair R Reed and Paul D. McGreevy},
  journal={Animals : an Open Access Journal from MDPI},
Simple Summary There are more than 205 pure-breeds of dogs and many mixed or cross-breeds available to those seeking to acquire a dog in Australia. It is estimated that 400,000 dogs are acquired annually but there is little information about how prospective owners make their choices and what canine attributes they prioritise when acquiring dogs. Attributes influencing owner’s choice include: physical appearance, behavioural characteristics, breed reputation, how a dog has been bred, perceived… Expand
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