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Dog Behaviour, Evolution, and Cognition

Adam Miklosi


The main aim of this book is to provide a basis for a complete dog behavioural biology based on concepts derived from contemporary ethology. Thus, dog behaviour is viewed from both functional (evolution and ecology) and mechanistic and developmental points of view. The study of dogs is placed in a comparative context which involves comparison with their ancestors (wolves), as well as with humans with which dogs share their present environment. Instead of advocating a single theory which would explain the emergence of dogs during the last 20,000 years of human evolution, this book gives an over ... More

Keywords: ethology, human-dog interaction, genetics, communication, comparative approach, human behaviour

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199295852
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295852.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adam Miklosi, author
Department of Ethology, Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary