The Relevance of Breed in Selecting a Companion Dog by Janis Bradley
People keep as companions dogs of all sizes, shapes and historical backgrounds. Is breed, or, as is more usually the case, a presumption about a dog's breed based upon its appearance, a reliable predictor of a dog's suitability to fulfill this role? THE RELEVANCE OF BREED IN SELECTING A COMPANION DOG explores this question by rigorously examining the assumptions upon which it is based. Is the dog's breed identifiable? Is behavior reliably predictable based upon the identification? Is the predicted behavior relevant to the characteristics we seek in a companion dog?
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