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Aggressive conflicts amongst dogs and factors affecting them

Aggressive conflicts amongst dogs and factors affecting them,10.1016/S0168-1591(96)01125-2,Applied Animal Behaviour Science,A. Roll,J. Unshelm

Aggressive conflicts amongst dogs and factors affecting them   (Citations: 21)
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Over one year, 206 dog owners were questioned in a veterinary clinic. The survey included two groups: 151 owners who visited the clinic because of an injury to their dog caused by another dog and 55 people who owned dogs that caused injuries to others. The questioning served to compare aggressors and victims of dog fights. The form contained 43 questions concerning the dog, the owner, and the incident of intraspecific aggression.The results reveal that both groups, victim and aggressor, showed regularities regarding the breeds, gender, and process of the fight. Important factors include housing conditions, criteria concerning the selection of a dog, and the dog's training. Significant differences were found comparing the owners of aggressors and their victims, including the owner's gender, profession, age, his/her attitude towards dogs, the selection of a specific breed, training methods, the purpose of keeping a dog, and previous experiences owning a dog.Further conclusions were drawn regarding the time and location of the incidents. Their influence on a potential solution to the problem caused by aggressive dogs is discussed.
Journal: Applied Animal Behaviour Science - APPL ANIM BEHAV SCI , vol. 52, no. 3, pp. 229-242, 1997
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    • ...PREVIOUS studies have investigated the aggressors and victims in cases of dog attacks (...

    A. Brookset al. Incidence and impact of dog attacks on guide dogs in the UK

    • ...Terriers, German Shepherds, Great Danes and Rottweilers were often the aggressors in inter-dog conflicts, while Boxers, Cocker Spaniels (presumably English), Dachshunds, Doberman Pinschers, Poodles, Yorkshire Terriers and West Highland White Terriers were more often the victims (Roll and Unshelm, 1997)...
    • ...In our study, most of the breeds that Roll and Unshelm (1997) cited as being aggressors tended to score higher for aggression than fear relative to the population average (Figs...

    Deborah L. Duffyet al. Breed differences in canine aggression

    • ...Several bites occurred among family members and, in contrast to the findings of Roll and Unshelm (1997), in familiar places (i...

    L. Maraglianoet al. Biting dogs in Rome (Italy)

    • ...These breeds, together with working breeds, are also over-represented as initiators in dog-fights (Roll and Unshelm, 1997)...

    Kenth Svartberg. Breed-typical behaviour in dogs—Historical remnants or recent construc...

    • ...One Test Batteries in our review ( Campbell, 1972 ) is excluded from this table because it includes descriptions of how to test dog temperament, not actual evaluations; other articles in our review (e.g., Keeler, 1947; Roll and Unshelm, 1997 ) are not included because, though they discuss dog temperament, they do not present assessments of temperament...
    • ...The rare studies that assessed the effects of castration indicated that intact male dogs were the most likely to show aggressive behavior, and intact female dogs were the least likely (Podberscek and Serpell, 1996; Roll and Unshelm, 1997)...
    • ...The rare studies that did examine the effects of castration indicated that intact male dogs were the most likely to show aggressive behavior, and intact female dogs were the least likely (Podberscek and Serpell, 1996; Roll and Unshelm, 1997)...

    Amanda C. Joneset al. Temperament and personality in dogs ( Canis familiaris): A review and ...

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