The Ecology of Stray Dogs: A Study of Free-ranging Urban Animals

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Purdue University Press, 1973 - Science - 98 pages
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This study of dog ecology (and behaviour) and of human ecology (and behaviour) discusses the facets of the phenomenon of the urban free-roaming dog. It provides information for students who wish to embark on studies of wild canines.
 

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Contents

The Baltimore Study
1
FIELD METHODS
3
The Ecology of FreeRanging Dogs
4
ABUNDANCE
7
DISTRIBUTION
11
ACTIVITY
12
LANDUSE PATTERNS
16
HOME RANGE
18
MORTALITY
35
Public Health Aspects
45
DOGS AND RATS
51
FECES AND URINE
53
DISEASES ASSOCIATED WITH DOGS
59
NOISE
68
Recommendations for Urban Dog Control
70
Appendix
74

FOOD AND WATER
22
SHELTER
28
SOCIAL ORGANIZATION
32
Literature Cited
85
Index
93
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Dr. Alan Beck is the Dorothy N. McAllister Professor of Animal Ecology at Purdue University. Before coming to Purdue, Beck directed the Center for the Interaction of Animals and Society at the University of Pennsylvania and was director of animal programs for the New York City Department of Health.

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