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3:00 PM | February 13, 2013
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We often talk about people having particular personality types, such as extroversion/introversion. Is it true that dogs have particular personalities too, and are they fixed or do they change over time? A new study by Jamie Fratkin (University of Texas at Austin) and colleagues takes a look at this.The question is useful to many people. Trainers of guide dogs, police dogs and other service dogs would really like to be able to spot suitable candidates at a young age, so as not to waste time […]

Fratkin, J.L., Sinn, D.L., Patall, D.A. & Gosling, S.D. (2013). Personality consistency in dogs: A meta-analysis, PLoS ONE, 8 (1) Other: Link

Jones, A. & Gosling, S. (2005). Temperament and personality in dogs (Canis familiaris): A review and evaluation of past research, Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 95 (1-2) 1-53. DOI:

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