- Topic: Breed Labels, Visual Breed Identification
- Type: Summary and Analysis
- Behavior, Genetics, and “Breed”
- Public Policy
This study measured dogs of three different breeds on an odor-discrimination task, and in doing so exposed some assumptions and biases made about breeds and their abilities.
This paper is included because it is the largest study to date that relates shelter breed labels to canine genetics.
This study is included because it explores the question of whether predatory action patterns purportedly selected for or inhibited in working lines of various breeds might influence their performance on a test commonly used to measure social cognition.
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