The Relationship Between Coat Color and Aggressive Behaviors in the Domestic Cat

@article{Stelow2016TheRB,
  title={The Relationship Between Coat Color and Aggressive Behaviors in the Domestic Cat},
  author={Elizabeth A Stelow and Melissa J. Bain and Philip H Kass},
  journal={Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science},
  year={2016},
  volume={19},
  pages={1 - 15}
}
The authors explored a possible relationship between coat color and aggressive behaviors in the domestic cat. This study used an Internet-based survey to collect information on coat color, affiliative behaviors toward cats/humans, agonistic behaviors toward cats/humans, other “problem” behaviors, and cat and guardian demographic data. A total of 1,432 cat guardians completed the online survey; after exclusions based on study protocol, data analysis included 1,274 completed surveys. Guardians… 
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