CEU Event: The Biology of Breed: Examining genetic, neuroanatomical, and behavioral differences in dog breeds.
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How much does breed really matter? Are there more differences within breeds or between breeds? Environment and learning are important, but biology matters too. How do the brains of different dogs differ? What might this tell us about their behavior? We know what traits are commonly associated with various breeds, but what does the research actually support? This webinar will look at two different studies – one on genetic variation between breeds (with over 14,000 dogs and 101 breeds) and one on variations in brain anatomy between breeds. Learning Objectives: Explain what is known about the heritability of behavior as it results to breed Summarize what we know about brain differences between breeds Define gene by environment interactions and explain how they apply to dog behavior Apply the information from today's webinar to working with dogs.
Sponsor:Pet Professional Guild
Speaker(s):Dr. Kristina Spaulding, PhD, CAAB
Contact: Sharon Nettles