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dc.contributor.authorChampness, Kathryn Anneen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-23T09:32:51Z
dc.date.available2014-05-23T09:32:51Z
dc.date.issued1996-06en_US
dc.date.submitted2008-05-05en_US
dc.identifier.citationChampness, K. A. (1996). Development of a breeding program for drug detector dogs: based on studies of a breeding population of guide dogs, PhD thesis, Department of Agriculture and Resource Management, The University of Melbourne.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/39395
dc.descriptionDeposited with permission of the author. © 1996 Dr. Kathryn Anne Champness.en_US
dc.description.abstractA joint research project was undertaken by the Australian Customs Service (Customs),Royal Guide Dogs Associations of Australia (RGDAA) and The University of Melbourne. The aims were to establish a breeding program for Drug Detector Dogs(Detector Dogs) and to further improve the RGDAA breeding program. Behavioural studies were conducted on the RGDAA breeding population of Labradors(Guide Dog population) and a ‘trial’ breeding population was established by Customs during the research (Detector Dog population). We defined traits important for success as a Detector Dog and designed an aptitude test (CRR test) to measure the traits. We found some sex differences for individual traits within the combined Guide Dog and Detector Dog populations. However, no sex difference was observed in terms of overall performance. Within the Detector Dog population, dogs selected to start a Detector Dog training course performed significantly better on the CRR test than dogs not selected to start a course. (For complete abstract open document)en_US
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dc.subjectworking dogsen_US
dc.subjectbreedingen_US
dc.subjectworking dogsen_US
dc.subjecttrainingen_US
dc.titleDevelopment of a breeding program for drug detector dogs: based on studies of a breeding population of guide dogsen_US
dc.typePhD thesisen_US
melbourne.peerreviewPeer Revieweden_US
melbourne.affiliationThe University of Melbourneen_US
melbourne.affiliation.departmentLand and Food Resourcesen_US
melbourne.affiliation.departmentDepartment of Agriculture and Resource Managementen_US
melbourne.publication.statusUnpublisheden_US
melbourne.source.month06en_US
melbourne.linkedresource.urlhttp://cat.lib.unimelb.edu.au/record=b2184110
melbourne.contributor.authorChampness, Kathryn Anneen_US
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