Previous research has indicated that certain breeds of dogs stay longer in shelters than others; however exactly how breed perception and identification influences potential adopters' decisions remains unclear. Current dog breed identification practices in animal shelters are often based upon information supplied by the relinquishing owner, or staff determination based on the dog's phenotype. However discrepancies have been found between breed identification as typically assessed by welfare agencies and the outcome of DNA analysis.
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- Partial requirement for: M.A., Arizona State University, 2015Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 28-33)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Psychology