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And with our Breed Research resources, it will help you narrow down what pet would make a great addition to your household. Our Breed Research tool is the right place to start — and finish — your pet-picking journey! You adore kitties, but violently sneeze each time you pet a cat? Find out which breeds are considered hypoallergenic and suitable for people with allergies.

Always wanted a kitten with unique looks? Take a look at our informational guides on hairless cat breeds, Bobtail kitties, or unusual and rare breeds. Choosing a pooch for your family also requires consideration of many breed traits. Read all about new and exotic breeds, such as Pomsky or Labradoodle, or classics like Labrador Retrievers and Poodles.

Our comprehensive breed guides have everything you need out to pick out your new pet, regardless of their size and shape! Our Breed Research blog has the facts, pros and cons and advice that will help you make an informed decision and choose your perfect pet.

Breed Research The path to the perfect pet starts at PetGuide. Bird Breeds View All. Peach Fronted Conure With their cute looks and lively personality, the Peach Fronted conure is a popular breed of pet birds.

Cherry Headed Conure Cherry Headed conure are loved for their goofy behavior and sweet nature- they will charm you from the get go.

Blue Winged Parrotlet Blue Winged is parrotlet small, extremely adorable, easy to care for, cuddly, and incredibly funny!

Mexican Parrotlet The Mexican parrotlet has it all — cute looks, friendly personality, and adorable and fun behavior. White Fronted Amazon White Fronted Amazons are the smallest in their family but have a great personality to make up for it. Yellow Crowned Amazon The Yellow Crowned Amazon can live for up to years- getting one as a pet will mean a lifelong commitment.

Chinchilla Cat The Chinchilla cat could also be referred to as the Chinchilla Persian because this breed is actually a type of It is basically the longhaired version of the modern Bengal. Burmilla Longhair The Burmilla Longhair is basically the longhaired version of the shorthaired Burmilla cat. Oriental Bicolor Oriental Bicolor kitties are known for their outgoing, social, and affectionate personality.

Genetta The Genetta is a dwarf breed that has been bred to feature short legs and marbled or spotted fur. Cheetoh The Cheetoh is a product of the Ocicat and the Bengal cats. Skookum Cat The Skookum cat boasts a short stature, endearing personality, and curly fur. Napoleon Cat The Napoleon cat's name is a reference to Napoleon Bonaparte because of its short stature. Serbian Hound The Serbian Hound is a beautiful breed that serves dual purposes as a talented pack hunter and a devoted family pet.

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Animal Behaviour , 90 , Domestic dogs and puppies can use human voice direction referentially. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences , , Dogs steal in the dark. Animal cognition , 16 3 , Do dogs get the point? A review of dog—human communication ability. Learning and Motivation , 44 4 , Do domestic dogs interpret pointing as a command?. Domestic dogs Canis familiaris coordinate their actions in a problem-solving task.

Animal cognition , 16 2 , Domestic dogs conceal auditory but not visual information from others. How two word-trained dogs integrate pointing and naming. Animal cognition , 15 4 , How dogs know when communication is intended for them. Developmental science , 15 2 , Dogs Canis familiaris evaluate humans on the basis of direct experiences only. PloS one , 7 10 , e Domestic dogs use contextual information and tone of voice when following a human pointing gesture.

PloS one , 6 7 , e Simple mechanisms can explain social learning in domestic dogs Canis familiaris. Ethology , 8 , Understanding of human communicative motives in domestic dogs. Applied Animal Behaviour Science , 3 , Great apes and domestic dogs Canis familiaris individuate objects according to their properties. Journal of Comparative Psychology , 3 , Dogs, Canis familiaris , communicate with humans to request but not to inform.

Animal Behaviour , 82 4 , Do dogs distinguish rational from irrational acts?. Animal Behaviour , 81 1 , The domestication hypothesis for dogs' skills with human communication: Animal Behaviour , 79 2 , e1-e6. Dogs, Canis familiaris , fail to copy intransitive actions in third-party contextual imitation tasks. Animal Behaviour , 77 6 , Domestic dogs are sensitive to a human's perspective. Behaviour , Comparing dogs and great apes in their ability to visually track object transpositions.

Animal cognition , 12 6 , Domestic dogs comprehend human communication with iconic signs. Developmental science , 12 6 , Prospective object search in dogs: Animal cognition , 11 2 , The early ontogeny of human—dog communication.

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Dogs are also used in many other areas of biomedical research, including heart research, surgery, dental health and studies of hereditary diseases, in addition to research on the health, nutrition and behavior of dogs themselves.

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Dogs and Dog Housing, a publication of the Animal Welfare Information Center, is a good summary of some of the current thinking about the housing and social needs of dogs as is Comfortable Quarters for Dogs in Research Institutions. Most of the dogs used in research are beagles due to their convenient size and docile nature.

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Why Study Dog Cognition Other than humans, dogs are easily the most successful large mammal on the planet. From the Arctic Circle to the deepest jungles of the Amazon, dogs have traveled with humans for thousands of years, and the role of dogs in society has continued to grow. Dog research at the Max Planck Institute is strictly observational. There is no invasive research of any kind. We give the dogs various tasks to solve and observe how they interact with their environment, other dogs or a human.

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Our Research At the Center for Canine Cognition at Yale, we’re interested in how dogs think. Our studies explore what dogs know about the physical and social world. Our Breed Research tool is the right place to start – and finish – your pet-picking journey! You adore kitties, but violently sneeze each time you pet a cat? Find out which breeds are considered hypoallergenic and suitable for people with allergies.