Effects of breed, sex, and neuter status on trainability in dogs

James A. Serpell, Yuying Hsu

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Abstract

In a previous study of canine temperament (Hsu and Serpell 2003), a distinct "trainability" factor was identified, characterized by a dog's willingness to attend to its owner and obey simple commands, combined with a high "fetch" motivation, and low levels of distractibility and/or resistance to correction. This paper explores the distribution of this trait in a large sample of dogs in relation to breed, sex and neuter status. The owners of 1,563 dogs belonging to 11 common breeds were invited to assess them for "trainability" using a standardized questionnaire (C-BARQ

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)196-207
Number of pages12
JournalAnthrozoos
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1

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Keywords

  • Breed differences
  • Dog
  • Social cognition
  • Temperament
  • Training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Anthropology
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • veterinary (miscalleneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science

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Effects of breed, sex, and neuter status on trainability in dogs. / Serpell, James A.; Hsu, Yuying.

In: Anthrozoos, Vol. 18, No. 3, 01.12.2005, p. 196-207.

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Serpell, James A. ; Hsu, Yuying. / Effects of breed, sex, and neuter status on trainability in dogs. In: Anthrozoos. 2005 ; Vol. 18, No. 3. pp. 196-207.
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