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Variation in Neuroanatomy Across Dog Breeds

Variation in Neuroanatomy Across Dog Breeds

Hecht, Erin T., et al. “Significant Neuroanatomical Variation Among Domestic Dog Breeds.” Journal of Neuroscience. 39(2019):7748 –7758. This study investigates how the size and shape of different areas of the brain vary across dog breeds, which may contribute to...

Puppy Evaluations

Puppy Evaluations

Should I have them done? How reliable are they? Although temperament tests are widely used by breeders, the scientific research on this subject is mixed. Overall, the ability of a puppy temperament test to predict adult behavior is not well-established. Some papers...