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116549

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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.

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.

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