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No Evidence For Detrimental Effect Of Chemical Castration On Working Ability In Swiss Military Dogs

– Posted in: Article, Dogs and Science, Newsletters, Scent Detection, Service Dogs, Working Dogs

Type: Paper Personal Comment: This is the first study of castration effects on the working ability of dogs. ABSTRACT Hormones influence the social behaviour of dogs. Castration of male dogs induces a reduction of testosterone and has been shown to affect social behaviours associated with aggression and reproduction. Changes in social behaviour could be critical [...]