Animals: is the behavior of dogs really linked to their breed?

Dogs: is their behavior linked to their breed?
We do not change the character of a dog, it is written in his genes. (©Kozorog/AdobeStock)

We do not change the character of a dog, it is written in his genes. But this deep nature would count for very little in his behavior.

This was brought to light by American researchers and the international association of animal behavior consultants working together within the Darwin’s Ark scientific project. They explain that the dog training can change his behavior, regardless of race, believing that theeducation influence his behavior.

True and false at the same time

How to explain then that certain dogs, one thinks in particular of sheepdogs, have natural aptitudes for guarding the herd? It is therefore no coincidence that the confirmation of a Lof dog is obtained from aptitude tests.

In this situation, it is true that the border collie performs better than the poodle. The explanation may lie in the fact that breeders would not spontaneously think of a poodle to protect their sheep.

Dogs: is their behavior linked to their breed?
Sheepdogs have natural abilities to guard the herd. however, training and education also have an impact on their behavior. (©JK/AdobeStock)

However, characteristics are specific to certain breeds. Let’s take the example of the husky or the malamute, they like to run and run away. And it is not their owners who will tell you otherwise! You will never turn them into lapdogs.

Also, the first question to ask yourself before choosing your pet would rather be: which dog suits me? The collie, for example, is an excellent guardian, it is also a very loyal dog, attached to its masters.

If you hesitate, the breeders are able to advise you.

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Signs common to all dogs

If your four-legged friend looks at you with big eyes and erect earstell yourself that he is very interested in what you do (or what you eat…).

Head and ears down are a sign of submission, he fears being scolded for example. If your dog squint and accompanies this movement with a lowered ear, it is that he is expectant, “what will happen to me? I stay on my guard “.

Dogs: is their behavior linked to their breed?
The raised ear is a sign that your dog is strongly interested in what you are doing, regardless of breed. (©Mary Swift/AdobeStock)

Barking also reflects their current emotional state. You just have to observe your dog and listen carefully to understand it.

In these situations, it is not a question of distinctive signs according to the races, but simply of attention.

Dorisse Pradal

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