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- Animal professionals shown to disagree with each other when assigning breed(s) to dogs of unknown parentage.
- Swedish study found no link between modern breeds and their traditional work
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- Maryland legislature unanimous in support of breed-neutral liability, divided over terms of bill to abrogate Tracey v Solesky ruling
- Study underscores that we can only learn what dogs are capable of from capable dogs.
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Introduction People commonly assume that much of their pet’s personality is a remnant of the traditional work dogs of his breed once specialized in. The investigations over the last few years of Swedish scientist Kenth Svartberg suggest that this is … Continue reading
Maryland legislature unanimous in support of breed-neutral liability, divided over terms of bill to abrogate Tracey v Solesky ruling
Yesterday, in its final legislative session of 2013, despite unanimous agreement that the 2012 Maryland Court of Appeals decision in Tracey v Solesky warranted legislative action, the two branches of the Maryland State Assembly failed to agree upon the terms of a bill that would abrogate that ruling. Continue reading
The human community has changed dramatically in the modern era. Both dogs and people are continually adjusting to new phenomena (trains, cars, streets teeming with other people and other dogs, to name a few) and new expectations that arise from … Continue reading
How long before we discard visual breed identification? A new survey confirms that even dog experts can’t tell just by looking.
In the 1960’s, John Paul Scott and John L. Fuller showed that mixed breed dogs may bear little or no resemblance to their purebred ancestors.[i] In 2009, Dr. Victoria Voith and colleagues from Western University published a short report indicating … Continue reading