KaulfuÃ�ï¿½, Patricia and Mills, Daniel S. (2008) Neophilia in domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) and its implication for studies of dog cognition. Animal Cognition, 11 (3). pp. 553-556. ISSN 1435-9448
Full content URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10071-007-0128-x
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This study examined novel-object preference in dogs. In a free choice test 17 dogs were presented with a novel toy in a line up with two familiar toys. The unfamiliar object was chosen first in 38 out 50 tests suggesting a strong preference for novel over familiar items. Neophilia may be an adaptive trait for domestic dogs that has helped their adaptation towards man.
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|Subjects:||D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D300 Animal Science|
|Divisions:||College of Science > School of Life Sciences|
|Deposited On:||26 Feb 2014 13:30|
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