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Is it practical or possible to give a dog a test that will predict how he is likely to behave in real life situations?

Is there a need for such a test, particularly regarding whether he is likely to get into harmful conflicts with people? This entry in our research library is our attempt to summarize what the best science to date has to say about these questions. ...

Animal Shelters, Canine Behavior, Canine Research, National Canine Research Council, National Canine Research Council Resources

What type of dog is that? Can you tell just by looking?

When a dog’s pedigree is unknown, how do people typically talk about its ancestry? In special circumstances DNA testing is performed, but in day-to-day life, at shelters, rescues, veterinary offices, dog parks, and in our homes, we primarily rely on guess ...

Animal Shelters, Breed-specific legislation (BSL), Breeds of dogs, Canine Genetics, Canine Research, National Canine Research Council, National Canine Research Council Resources, Visual Breed Identification

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