This richly illustrated book focuses on the development of behaviour in several species of hand-raised wolves, coyotes, jackals, red, grey and Arctic foxes and domesticated dogs. To his own comparative and developmental studies, the author adds the findings of colleagues who, working in various parts of the world, have provided valuable insights into the ecology of canines in their natural habitats. Discussing differences in social organization-from the solitary habits of the fox to the gregariousness of wolves-the book shows how the life-style of each species is perfectly 'tuned' to its environment. Each has evolved very subtle communication signals and these are analysed, together with information on the control of aggression, parent-infant interaction, socialization, prey-killing and hunting behaviour. Comparisons are made with the behaviour and development of the domesticated dog, and the possible effects of domestication are discussed. Dr Fox, a veterinary surgeon and Associate Professor of Psychology at Washington University, is an eminent authority in this field. His book will provide an incomparable source of reference on the current state of research for dog breeders, veterinary surgeons, naturalists and students of ethology, zoology, comparative and developmental psychology. It will also be of great interest to the non-specialist, providing a closer understanding of the behaviour of the favourite of all domestic animals as well as its wild counterpart. 0572
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Book Description Harper & Row, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060113219
Book Description Harper & Row, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060113219