Breed Differences in Canine Behavior Are Heritable. Why the Fuss?

An article about a controversia raised by the publication of a research article titled “Highly Heritable and Functionally Relevant Breed Differences in Dog Behavior” published last january, and about the bias that exists against the recognition of genetically based breed differences in behavior and cognition, and acceptance of genetically based breed differences in health and morphology.

The authors of the research, Noah Snyder-Mackler and Evan MacLean answer a few questions about their research and comment on some of the controversies raised by the popular press articles.

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