CEU Event: Exploring the Connection Between Behavior and Breed with the Darwin's Ark Project

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


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CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 0.00
CPDT-KSA Skills: 0.00

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Does a dog's breed, or breed mix, predict their personality, or how they will be behave? Using information provided by owners of over 20,000 dogs who have participated in Darwin's Ark, we explore common breed stereotypes. Dog breeds are often described as having particular personality traits and behaviors, and it can be tempting to assume that most dogs in a breed will have those traits, the same way they shape physical traits like size and coat color. Behavior and personality, though, are incredibly complex, shaped by genetic variation in thousands of different genes as well as by environment. In this presentation, we will discuss what breed can and can't tell you about individual dog's behavior, and why we should be cautious about using breed tests to understand our dogs.

Sponsor:IAABC Foundation
Speaker(s):Elinor Karlsson, PhD

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