publication . Article . 2007

Genetic variation in aggression-related traits in Golden Retriever dogs

Liinamo, A.E.; Berg, van den, L.; Leegwater, P.A.J.; Schilder, M.B.H.; Arendonk, van, J.A.M.; Oost, van, B.A.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2007
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
In this study, heritabilities of several measures of aggression were estimated in a group of 325 Golden Retrievers, using the Restricted Maximum Likelihood method. The studied measures were obtained either through owner opinions or by using the Canine Behavioural Assessment and Research Questionnaire (CBARQ). The aim of the study was to determine which of the aggression measures showed sufficient genetic variation to be useful as phenotypes for future molecular genetic studies on aggression in this population. The most reliable heritability estimates seemed to be those for simple dog owner impressions of human- and dog-directed aggression, with heritability esti...
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free text keywords: german-shepherd dogs, hunting performance, behavior test, pet dogs, parameters, heritability, age
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publication . Article . 2007

Genetic variation in aggression-related traits in Golden Retriever dogs

Liinamo, A.E.; Berg, van den, L.; Leegwater, P.A.J.; Schilder, M.B.H.; Arendonk, van, J.A.M.; Oost, van, B.A.;