Working with Different Breed Types

For hundreds of years, humans have consciously selected dogs for their particular talents - whether it be herding, protection, war or catching varmints.  Because of this, our dogs look quite different, and often act more like different species than types of the same species.   In this class, we delve into some of the differences between dogs behavior and what they were bred to do.


In his paper, Understanding the Dog, John Fisher discusses the fact that there are often as many differences between breeds as there are similarities. 

 


Here is the pdf of the Powerpoint for this Class.  As always, it's a guide, not an absolute!

Breeds and Behavior

And here are the two addendums we used for the last class!

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Northern Sporting Spaniels.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 3.1 MB
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Small Dogs.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 5.5 MB

Here is the AUDIO for the class:

Part 1

Part 2

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Breeds week 2 part 1.mp3
MP3 Audio File 80.4 MB
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Breeds week 2 part 1.mp3
MP3 Audio File 80.4 MB
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Week 3 part 1.mp3
MP3 Audio File 59.2 MB
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Week 3 part 2.mp3
MP3 Audio File 64.1 MB