About this book
The long-established connection between dogs and humans has given rise to behavioural adaptations typical of mutualism, which ties our own evolutionary and historical paths closely to those of the dog.
Written by experts in different areas, this book presents an up-to-date account of the behavioural biology of dogs. Split in 3 parts, the book addresses the specific aspects of behavioural biology. The first part deals with the evolution and development of the dog, whereas the next part deals with basic aspects of dog behaviour. The final part emphasises on the behavioural problems, their prevention and cure.
* Systematics and evolution of canids, X Wang and R Tedford, both at American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA; * Domestication of dogs, P Savolainen, Albanova University Centre, Stockholm, Sweden; * The evolution of dog breeds, C Vila, Uppsala University, Sweden; * Mechanisms and function in dog behaviour, P Jensen; * Behaviour genetics of dogs, E Jazin, Uppsala University, Sweden; * Sensory physiology and dog behaviour, H Bubna-Littitz, Veterinary University of Vienna, Austria; * Social behaviour of dogs and related canids, D U Feddersen-Petersen, University of Kiel, Germany; * Learning in dogs, P Reid, ASPCA Animal Behavior Center, New York, USA; * Behaviour of feral dogs, L. Boitani, University of Rome, Italy; * Behaviour of working dogs, R Beilharz, The University of Melbourne, Australia; * Testing and prediction of dog behaviour, K Svartberg, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden; * Social cognition and human-animal interactions in dogs, A Miklosi, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary; * Behavioural disorders of dogs, R Mugford, The Animal Behaviour Centre, Surrey, UK; * Behaviour and disease in dogs, A Hedhammar, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden and K Hultin-Jaderlund, Norwegian College of Veterinary Medicine, Oslo, Norway.