The Domestic Dog

The Domestic Dog

Its Evolution, Behaviour, And Interactions With People

Book - 1995
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Dogs occupy a special position in human society. They were probably the first animal species to become domesticated, but their relationship with humans has always been ambivalent. Dogs form strong attachments to humans, even in the face of rejection and punishment, voluntarily allying themselves to us as faithful companions, uncomplaining child-substitutes, enduring workers, and excellent hunters and guards. Yet they are also reviled as vicious killers, unclean scavengers and outcasts. In this book, the many facets of dog behavior are set in the context of the dog's place in our society. Based on firm scientific research, the book dispells many myths and stereotypes about our canine friends, and it will be the definitive reference work on dog behavior for many years to come. Dog-lovers with an interest in understanding how and why dogs behave as they do will find this fascinating reading.
Publisher: Cambridge, Eng. : Cambridge University Press, c1995.
ISBN: 9780521425377
0521425379
Characteristics: x, 268 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Serpell, James 1952-

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