First validated canine behavioral genetics findings of nine fear, aggression traits in dogs

Posted by on August 10, 2016 10:09 pm
Categories: health

Anxiety disorders are the most common type of mental illness in the United States. And while much is understood about the biochemistry of anxiety, little is known about the genetic variation associated with it. A new study reports that genetic predisposition to aggression toward an owner or a familiar dog is distinct from that for fear and aggression directed at unfamiliar humans and dogs.

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