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Whose best friend? How gender and stereotypes can shape our relationship with dogs

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Abstract


  • The relationship between people and their dogs can be a lasting and loving bond if the match is right. But when acquiring a dog, how do you know if that match will be a good one?

    Research shows there is a difference in the way some dogs react to men and women, and it can also matter if the dog is a he or a she.

    The challenge lies in understanding the interactions of dogs with humans. And part of that challenge can be influenced by gender stereotypes of both humans and dogs.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • McGreevy, P. & Probyn-Rapsey, F. S. (2017). Whose best friend? How gender and stereotypes can shape our relationship with dogs. The Conversation, 3 October 1-5.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4190&context=lhapapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/3178

Number Of Pages


  • 4

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 5

Volume


  • 3 October

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • The relationship between people and their dogs can be a lasting and loving bond if the match is right. But when acquiring a dog, how do you know if that match will be a good one?

    Research shows there is a difference in the way some dogs react to men and women, and it can also matter if the dog is a he or a she.

    The challenge lies in understanding the interactions of dogs with humans. And part of that challenge can be influenced by gender stereotypes of both humans and dogs.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • McGreevy, P. & Probyn-Rapsey, F. S. (2017). Whose best friend? How gender and stereotypes can shape our relationship with dogs. The Conversation, 3 October 1-5.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4190&context=lhapapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/3178

Number Of Pages


  • 4

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 5

Volume


  • 3 October

Place Of Publication


  • Australia