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Genetics and the Social Behavior of the Dog
by John Paul Scott and John L. Fuller
University of Chicago Press, 1974
Paper: 978-0-226-74338-7 | eISBN: 978-0-226-19082-2

The classic study of dog behavior gathered into one volume. Based on twenty years of research at the Jackson Laboratory, this is the single most important and comprehensive reference work on the behavior of dogs ever complied.

"Genetics and the Social Behavior of the Dog is one of the most important texts on canine behavior published to date. Anyone interested in breeding, training, or canine behavior must own this book."—Wayne Hunthausen, D.V.M., Director of Animal Behavior Consultations

"This pioneering research on dog behavioral genetics is a timeless classic for all serious students of ethology and canine behavior."—Dr. Michael Fox, Senior Advisor to the President, The Humane Society of the United States

"A major authoritative work. . . . Immensely rewarding reading for anyone concerned with dog-breeding."—Times Literary Supplement

"The last comprehensive study [of dog behavior] was concluded more than thirty years ago, when John Paul Scott and John L. Fuller published their seminal work Genetics and the Social Behavior of the Dog."—Mark Derr, The Atlantic Monthly

"Genetics and the Social Behavior of the Dog is essential reading for anyone involved in the breeding of dogs. No breeder can afford to ignore the principles of proper socialization first discovered and articulated in this landmark study."-The Monks of New Skete, authors of How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend and the video series Raising Your Dog with the Monks of New Skete.
    List of Illustrations
    List of Tables
    Part I - Development of Basic Behavior Patterns
    1. A School for Dogs
    2. Dogs, Wolves, and Men
    3. The Social Behavior of Dogs and Wolves
    4. The Development of Behavior
    5. The Critical Period
    6. The Development of Social Relationships
    Part II - Development and Expression of Breed Differences
    7. Analysis of Genetic Differences
    8. Emotional Reactivity
    9. Experiments on Trainability
    10. The Development and Differentiation of Problem-Solving Behavior
    Part III - Inheritance of Differential Capacities Among Hybrids
    11. The Inheritance of Behavior Patterns: Single Factor Explanations
    12. Behavior in Hybrids: Complex Behavior
    13. Development of Physical Differences and Their Relation to Behavior
    14. The Effects of Heredity Upon the Behavior of Dogs
    Part IV - General Implications
    15. Implications for the Art of Dog Breeding
    16. The Evolution of Dogs and Men
    17. Toward a Science of Social Genetics
    Author Index
    Subject Index

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