The Role of Coat Color and Ear Shape on the Perception of Personality in Dogs

  title={The Role of Coat Color and Ear Shape on the Perception of Personality in Dogs},
  author={Jamie L. Fratkin and Suzanne C. Baker},
  pages={125 - 133}
ABSTRACT This study investigated a question related to people's perceptions of dog personality. We examined whether people attribute personality characteristics to dogs based on physical features of the dog, specifically, coat color and ear shape. In order to address this question, we presented participants with photographs of dogs in which a single physical characteristic of the dog, either coat color (black vs. yellow) or ear shape (pointy ears vs. floppy ears) had been manipulated… 

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