Dog aggression behavior studies ::
Studies and papers examining aggression, fighting breed aggression, dog behavior tests and breed differences, authored by animal behaviorists, veterinarians and animal welfare specialists.
Castration & aggression
- Effects of Castration on Problem Behaviors in Male Dogs with Reference to Age and Duration of Behavior, by Neilson JC, Eckstein RA, Hart BL, JAVMA, 211:180, 1997.
- Abstract Dog Bites Dog: The Use of News Media Articles to Investigate Dog-on-Dog Aggression, by Montrose VA, Squibb K, Hazel S, Kogan LR and Oxley JA, Journal of Veterinary Behavior , v. 40, Nov-Dec 2020. | View related post | View related chart
- Abstract Intraspecific Killing in Dogs: Predation Behavior or Aggression? A Study of Aggressors, Victims, Possible Causes, and Motivations, by Schilder, MB, van der Borg, JA, Vinke, CM, J Vet Behav, v. 34, Nov-Dec 2019. | View related chart
- Abstract Canines seized by the Swedish Police Authority in 2015-2016, by Sarenbo SL, Forensic Sci Int, 2019 Mar;296:101-109.
- Dog Fights - 64,000 Canines Die in 12 Months, by Direct Line Pet Insurance, Research conducted by Opinium, October 18, 2017 (directlinegroup.co.uk)
Fighting breed aggression
- Emotions and Dog Bites: Could Predatory Attacks Be Triggered by Emotional States?, by d’Ingeo S., Iarussi F., De Monte V., Siniscalchi M., Minunno M., Quaranta A., Animals, 2021;11:2907.
- Relationship Between Scarring and Dog Aggression in Pit Bull-Type Dogs Involved in Organized Dogfighting, by Miller KA, Touroo R, Spain CV, Jones K, Reid R and Lockwood R, Animals, 2016 Nov; 6(11): 72.
- Fighting Dogs: Are They Gladiators or Victims of Selection?, by Sergey Komarov (Study by Irina Smirnova, lecturer of Cherepovetsk State University), InnovativeReports.com, December 6, 2006.
- Aggressive Dog Breeds: Document nr. 1; Heritability of Behavior in the Abnormally Aggressive Dog, by A. Semyonova, The Carriage House Foundation, November 2006 (nonlineardogs.com)
- Aggressive Dog Breeds: Document nr. 3; Backward Reasoning, Crooked Logic, Sudden Denial -- i.e., Human Pathologies, by A. Semyonova, The Carriage House Foundation, Baltimore, November 2006 (nonlineardogs.com).
- The Care of Pit Bulls in the Shelter Environment, by Leslie D. Appel DVM, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), 2005 (sheltermedicine.com).
- Excerpts: Dog Bite Prevention for Law Enforcement and Other First Responders, by Randall Lockwood, PhD, Tawzer Dog Videos, 2004 (tawzerdog.com)
- The Ethology and Epidemiology of Canine Aggression, by Randall Lockwood, The Domestic Dog: Its Evolution, Behaviour, and Interactions with People, edited by James Serpell, Cambridge University Press, 1995.; republished in Animal Law and Dog Behavior, Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company, by David Favre and Peter L. Borchelt, PhD, 1999; heavily revised in the 2nd Edition of The Domestic Dog: Its Evolution, Behaviour, and Interactions with People, edited by James Serpell, Cambridge University Press, 2017.
- The Pit Bull Dilemma: The Gathering Storm, by Donald H. Clifford (compiler), Kay Ann Green (editor), Ronald M. Watterson (editor), Charles Press Publishers PA, December 1990.
- Are "Pit Bulls" Different? An Analysis of the Pit Bull Terrier Controversy, by Randall Lockwood and Kate Rindy, Anthrozoos, Vol. 1 Number 1, 2-8, 1987.
- The Confinement, Handling and Care of Fighting Dogs, by Mary Pat Boatfield, B Ed, Dr. Donald H. Clifford, PhD. and Judy Rubright, BS, New Methods, March 1983.
- Observations on Fighting Dogs, by Donald H. Clifford, DVM, PhD; Mary Pat Boatfield, B Ed; and Judy Rubright, BS, JAMA, Vol 183, September 1983.
Shelter dog behavior tests
- Assessing Aggression Thresholds in Dogs: Using the Assess-a-Pet Protocol to Better Understand Aggression, by Sue Sternberg, DogWise Publishing, 2017.
- Behavior Testing Shelter Dogs -- A Summary of Where We Are Now, by Alexandra Semyonova, September 2016 (nonlineardogs.com) | View: related post
- Reliability, Validity and Feasibility of Existing Tests of Canine Behaviour, by Kate Mornement, Samia Toukhsati, Grahame Coleman and Pauleen Bennett, Anthrozoology Research Group, Animal Welfare Science Centre and Monash University, AIAM Annual Conference on urban animal management, 2009.
- Behavioral Evaluation and Demographic Information in the Assessment of Aggressiveness in Shelter Dogs, by Bollen KS, Horowitz J, Applied Animal Behaviour Science, July 2008; 112(1):120-135.
- Aggressive Behavior in Adopted Dogs that Passed a Temperament Test, by E'Lise Christensen, Janet Scarletta, Michael Campagnaa and Katherine Albro Houpt, Applied Animal Behaviour Science, Volume 106, Issues 1-3, August 2007, Pages 85–95.
Shelter dog returns
- Characterizing Unsuccessful Animal Adoptions: Age and Breed Predict the Likelihood of Return, Reasons for Return and Post-Return Outcomes, by Powell L, Reinhard C, Satriale D, Morris M, Serpell J and Watson B, Scientific Reports, April 2021.
- Factors Informing the Return of Adopted Dogs and Cats to an Animal Shelter, by Hawes SM, Kerrigan JM, Hupe T and Morris KN, Animals, September 2020.
Breed differences, aggression & genetics
- Domestic Dog Lineages Reveal Genetic Drivers of Behavioral Diversification, by Dutrow EV, Serpell JA, Ostrander EA, Cell, December 2022; 185 (25): 4737
- Critique: Dog Behavior Unrelated to Breed? Researchers Respond to Controversy, Misleading Media Coverage, by Reed Berkowitz, OneRearch Newsletter, May 14, 2022 (oneresearch.org).
- Significant Neuroanatomical Variation Among Domestic Dog Breeds, by Erin E. Hecht, Jeroen B. Smaers, William J. Dunn, Marc Kent, Todd M. Preuss and David A. Gutman, Journal of Neuroscience, 2 September 2019, 0303-19.
- Highly Heritable and Functionally Relevant Breed Differences in Dog Behaviour, by MacLean EL, Snyder-Mackler N, vonHoldt BM and Serpell JA, Proc. R. Soc. B, 286: 20190716.
- Genetic Mapping of Canine Fear and Aggression, by Zapata I, Serpell JA and Alvarez CE, BMC Genomics, 17, 572 (2016).
- Abstract Breed Differences in Canine Aggression, by Duffy DL, Hsu Y, Serpell JA, Applied Animal Behaviour Science, Volume 114, Issues 3–4, 1 December 2008, Pages 441-460.