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Dog Behaviour, Evolution, and Cognition

Second Edition

Adam Miklosi

21 July 2016

ISBN: 9780198787778

400 pages

In Stock

Price: £47.99

A comprehensive update to the first monograph on dog behaviour, evolution and cognition.



A comprehensive update to the first monograph on dog behaviour, evolution and cognition.

  • Builds on the reputation of the first edition, providing a fully revised and comprehensive successor
  • Includes a new chapter on genetics, and expanded sections on social cognition
  • Highlights directions for future research, and applications of the science for dog trainers and behaviourists

About the Author(s)

Adam Miklosi, Head of Department, Department of Ethology, Eötvös University

Table of Contents

    1:Dogs in historical perspective
    2:Concepts in the study of dog behaviour
    3:Methodological issues in the behavioural study of the dog
    4:Dogs in anthropogenic environments: family and society
    5:Comparative overview of Canis
    6:The story of domestication: Archaeological and phylogenetic evidence
    7:The emergence of phenotypic novelty
    8:Intra-specific social organization in dogs and related forms
    9:The perceptual world of the dog
    10:Physical-ecological problem solving
    11:Affiliative and agonistic social relationships
    12:Communication, play and collaboration
    13:Social learning and social problem solving
    14:Change of behaviour in time: From birth to death
    15:The organisation of individual behaviour
    16:The genetic contribution to behaviour


"This book combines knowledge on dog behavior, cognition, evolution and even covers some societal aspects. As such, it should find an honorable place in the bookshelves of diverse reader audiences, from researchers interested in specific questions in animal cognition to deeply interested pet owners." - Dr. Kristina Noreikiene, Estonian University of Life Sciences, ISBE Newsletter

"A must read for anyone with an interest in the history and recent advances of scientific research into companion animals, from veterinarians and behavioural practitioners to students of animal cognition and behaviour." - Victoria Ratcliffe and David Reby, Animal Behaviour

"This is the first book to collate and synthesize the recent burgeoning primary research literature on dog behaviour, evolution, and cognition. ... I highly recommend it for all people interested in the behavior of dogs and some of their wild relatives. ... Each time I go to it I'm amazed by its breadth and the care with which Dr. Miklosi covers numerous diverse topics." - Marc Bekoff, Psychology Today

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