The dog/human dyad: a match made in heaven?

Stafford, Kevin, Erceg, Vicki, Kyono, Monica, Lloyd, Janice, and Phipps, Nikki (2003) The dog/human dyad: a match made in heaven? In: Proceedings of the 28th Congress of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association. From: WSAVA 2003: 28th Congress of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association, 24-27 October 2003, Bangkok, Thailand.

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The human dog dyad goes back a long way and may have begun 15 to 40,000 years ago (Savolainen et al., 2002). This interspecies relationship has varied depending on the function the dog has served. Working dogs such as sleigh dogs may have quite a defined and non-intimate relationship with their handler but when work is combined with companionship or when the animal is owned for companionship alone then the relationship may be much more intimate. In this paper the success of the match between dog and human in three different circumstances will be investigated. The matches will include the dog adopted from an animal shelter for companionship, police dogs and their handlers, and guide dogs for the blind and their handlers.

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