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Articles on Dogs

This is a collection of articles on dogs from the Society & Animals Journal.  The Society & Animals Journal is an academic journal that publishes studies that describe and analyze our experiences of non-human animals from the perspective of various disciplines within both the social sciences and humanities.

Hoffmann, R., Lagerkvist, C. J., Gustavsson, M. H., & Holst, B. S. (2018). Economic Perspective on the Value of Cats and Dogs. Society & Animals, Vol. 26, No. 1.

Binfet, J. T., & Struik, K. (2018). Dogs on Campus. Society & Animals, Vol. 26, No. 1.

Chaniotakis, I., Evangelos, D., Georgios, M., Andreas, M., & Kostomitsopoulos, N. (2018). Improving Military Dogs’ Welfare: Is there a Place for Handlers’ Beliefs and Perceptions?. Society & Animals, 26(4), 388-401.

Derry, M. (2018). White Collies, Beauty or Genetic Defect. Society & Animals, Vol. 26, No. 1.

Porter, P. (2018). For the Love of Cats (and Dogs)!. Society & Animals, 26(3), 339-343.

Ruiz-Izaguirre, E., Hebinck, P., & Eilers, K. C. (2018). Village Dogs in Coastal Mexico. Society & Animals, Vol. 26, No. 1.

Clarke, T., Mills, D., & Cooper, J. (2016). “Type” as central to perceptions of breed differences in behavior of domestic dog. SOCIETY & ANIMALS, 24(5),

On the Fringe: The Positions of Dogs in Finnish Dog Training Culture, Leena Koski and Pia Bäcklund

Parfitt, C., & Alleyne, E. (2016). Taking It Out on the Dog. Society & Animals, 24(1), 1-16.

Vitztum, C., & Urbanik, J. (2016). Assessing the Dog: A Theoretical Analysis of the Companion Animal’s Actions in Human-Animal Interactions. Society & Animals, 24(2), 172-185.

Wlodarczyk, J. (2016). Post-Communist Canine: A Feminist Approach to Women and Dogs in Canine Performance Sports in Poland. society & animals, 24(2), 129-152.

Garcia, A. C. (2016). The Place of the Dog in the Family. Society & Animals, 24(3)

Voslarova, E., Zak, J., Vecerek, V., & Bedanova, I. (2019). Coat color of shelter dogs and its role in dog adoption. Society & Animals, 27(1).
Muldoon, J. C., Williams, J. M., Lawrence, A. B., & Currie, C. (2019). The nature and psychological impact of child/adolescent attachment to dogs compared with other companion animals. Society and Animals, 27 (1).

Princely Companion or Object of Offense? The Dog’s Ambiguous Status in Islam, Jenny Berglund‘Dog Handlers’ And Dogs’ Emotional And Cortisol Secretion Responses Associated With Animal-Assisted Therapy Sessions. Dorit Karla Haubenhofer; Sylvia Kirchengast. Volume 15, Issue 2, pages: 127 –150.

A Companion Animal in a Work Simulation: The Roles of Task Difficulty and Prior Companion-Animal Guardianship in State Anxiety. Anna Stewart; Oriel Strickland. Volume 21, Issue 3, pages: 249 –265.

An Examination of the Possible Benefits for Well-Being Arising from the Social Interactions that Occur while Dog Walking. Nikolina M. Duvall Antonacopoulos and Timothy A. Pychyl. Volume 22, Issue 5, pages: 459 –480.

Breeding Racism: The Imperial Battlefields Of The “German” Shepherd Dog. Aaron Skabelund. Volume 16, Issue 4, pages: 354 –371.

Cat Person, Dog Person, Gay, or Heterosexual: The Effect of Labels on a Man’s Perceived Masculinity, Femininity, and Likability. Robert W. Mitchell; Alan L. Ellis. Volume 21, Issue 1, pages: 1 –16.

Cooling Out the Mark in Companion Animal Adoption. Carol Y. Thompson and Robert L. Young. Volume 22, Issue 4, pages 333 – 351.

Cultured Killers: Creating and Representing Foxhounds. Gary Marvin. Volume 9, Issue 3, pages: 273 –292.

Death of a Companion Cat or Dog and Human Bereavement: Psychosocial Variables. Lynn A. Planchon, Donald I. Templer, Shelly Stokes, and Jacqueline Keller. Volume 10, Issue 1, pages: 93 –105.

Differences and Similarities in Humans’ Perceptions of the Thinking and Feeling of a Dog and a Boy. Jeffrey Lee Rasmussen and D.W. Rajecki. Volume 3, Issue 2, pages: 117 –137.

Differences in Evaluation of a Dog’s Temperament by Individual Members of the Same Household. Tomáš Jakuba; Zuzana Polcová; Denisa Fedáková; Jana Kottferová; Jana Mareková; Magdaléna Fejsáková; Olga Ondrašovičová and Miloslav Ondrašovič. Volume 21, Issue 6, pages: 582 –589.

Dogmen: The Rationalization of Deviance. Craig J. Forsyth and Rhonda D. Evans Health. Volume 6, Issue 3, pages: 203 –218.

Dogs and Human Beings: A Story of Friendship. Sophia Menache. Volume 6, Issue 1, pages: 67 –86.

Dogs: A Continuing And Common Neighborhood Nuisance Of New Providence, The Bahamas. William J. Fielding. Volume 16, Issue 1, pages: 61 –73.

Dogs: God’s Worst Enemies? Sophia Menache. Volume 5, Issue 1, pages 23 – 44.

Domestic Violence and Dog Care in New Providence, The Bahamas. William J. Fielding. Volume 18, Issue 2, pages: 183 –203.

Emily Brontë and Dogs: Transformation Within the Human-Dog Bond. Maureen B. Adams. Volume 8, Issue 2, pages: 167 –181.

Forty-two Thousand and One Dalmatians: Fads, Social Contagion, and Dog Breed Popularity. Herzog, Harold. Volume 14, Issue 4, pages: 383 –397.

Functions of Repetitive Talk to Dogs During Play: Control, Conversation, or Planning? Robert W. Mitchell and Elizabeth Edmonson. Volume 7, Issue 1, pages 55 – 81.

Give a Dog a Bad Name and Hang Him: Evaluating Big, Black Dog Syndrome. Lucinda Woodward; Jennifer Milliken; Sonya Humy. Volume 20, Issue 3, pages: 236 –253.

Good Dog: Aspects of Humans’ Causal Attributions for a Companion Animal’s Social Behavior. D. W. Rajecki, Jeffrey Lee Rasmussen, Clinton R. Sanders, Susan J. Modlin, and Angela M. Holder. Volume 7, Issue 1, pages 17 – 34.

Human-Sled Dog Relations: What Can We Learn from the Stories and Experiences of Mushers? Gail Kuhl. Volume 19, Issue 1, pages 22 – 37.

I’m Not An Activist!”: Animal Rights Vs. Animal Welfare In The Purebred Dog Rescue Movement. Jessica Greenebaum. Volume 17, Issue 4, pages 289 – 304.

Interaction with a Therapy Dog Enhances the Effects of Social Story Method in Autistic Children. Andreea A. Grigore and Alina S. Rusu. Volume 22, Issue 3, pages: 241 –261.

It’s a Dog’s Life: Elevating Status from Pet to “Fur Baby” at Yappy Hour. Jessica Greenebaum. Volume 12, Issue 2, pages: 117 –135.

Legitimacy Concerns in Animal Advocacy Organizations during the Michael Vick Dogfighting Scandal. Solange E. Badano; Steven J. Burgermeister; Sidney Henne; Sean T. Murphy and Benjamin M. Cole. Volume 22, Issue 2, pages: 111 –134.

On the Fringe: The Positions of Dogs in Finnish Dog Training Culture. Leena Koski and Pia Bäcklund. Volume 23, Issue 1, pages: 24 –44.

Perceived Best Ages for Cats, Dogs, and Humans: Comparisons across Species, Human Age, and Human Gender. Sara Staats; Tara Anderson; Heidi Wallace; Debby Miller. Volume 18, Issue 3, pages: 273 –290.

Physical Cruelty Toward Animals in Massachusetts, 1975-1996. Arnold Arluke and Carter Luke. Volume 5, Issue 3, pages: 195 –204.

Potential Benefits of Canine Companionship for Military Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Stephen L. Stern; D. Allen Donahue; Sybil Allison; John P. Hatch; Cynthia L. Lancaster; Trisha A. Benson; Allegro L. Johnson; Matthew D. Jeffreys; Denise Pride; Carlos Moreno and Alan L. Peterson. Volume 21, Issue 6, pages 568 – 581.

Princely Companion or Object of Offense? The Dog’s Ambiguous Status in Islam. Jenny Berglund. Volume 22, Issue 6, pages 545 – 559.

Punish And Forgive: Causal Attribution And Positivity Bias In Response To Cat And Dog Misbehavior. D. W. Rajecki; Jeffrey Lee Rasmussen; Travis J. Conner. Volume 15, Issue 4, pages 311 – 328.

Reasons For Companion Animal Guardianship (Pet Ownership) From Two Populations, Sara Staats. Heidi Wallace; Tara Anderson. Volume 16, Issue 3, pages 279 – 291.

Safe in Unsafe Places: Leisure, Passionate Avocations, and the Problematizing of Everyday Public Life. Dair L. Gillespie, Ann Leffler, and Elinor Lerner. Volume 4, Issue 2, pages: 169 –188.

Situated Activities in a Dog Park: Identity and Conflict in Human-Animal Space. Patrick Jackson. Volume 20, Issue 3, pages: 254 –272.

Sympathetic Reactions to the Bait Dog in a Film of Dog Fighting: The Influence of Personality and Gender. Sherman A. Lee; Jeffrey A. Gibbons; Stephen D. Short. Volume 18, Issue 2, pages: 107 –125.

Teaming Incarcerated Youth with Shelter Dogs for a Second Chance. Tami Harbolt and Tamara H. Ward. Volume 9, Issue 2, pages: 177 –182.

The Dog Fancy at War: Breeds, Breeding, and Britishness, 1914-1918. Philip Howell. Volume 21, Issue 6, pages: 546 –567.

The Making of the “First Dog”: President Warren G. Harding and Laddie Boy. Pycior, Helena. Volume 13, Issue 2, pages: 109 –138.

The Possible Role of Companion-Animal Anthropomorphism and Social Support in the Physical and Psychological Health of Dog Guardians. Nikolina M. Duvall Antonacopoulos; Timothy A. Pychyl. Volume 18, Issue 4, pages: 379 –395.

Video Dog Star: William Wegman, Aesthetic Agency, and the Animal in Experimental Video Art. Susan McHugh. Volume 9, Issue 3, pages: 229 –251.

Views of College Students on Pit Bull “Ownership”: New Providence, The Bahamas. Burrows, Tyrone J.; Fielding, William J.. Volume 13, Issue 2, pages: 139 –152.

What is a “Jewish Dog”? Konrad Lorenz and the Cult of Wildness. Boria Sax. Volume 5, Issue 1, pages 3 – 21.

Women And The World Of Dog Rescue: A Case Study Of The State Of Michigan. Andrei S. Markovits; Robin Queen. Volume 17, Issue 4, pages: 325 –342.

Zoroastrian Attitudes toward Animals. Richard Foltz. Society & Animals, Volume 18, Issue 4, pages: 367 –378.

Fighting Nature: An Analysis and Critique of Breed-Specific Flourishing Arguments for Dog Fights ,  Ian Werkheiser, Society & Animals, Vol 23, No. 5

On the Fringe: The Positions of Dogs in Finnish Dog Training Culture, Leena Koski and Pia Bäcklund, Society & Animals, Vol 23, No 1 (2015)

Reaching Down and Finding Humanity, Myra F. Taylor; Julie Ann Pooley and Mary Edwards, Society & Animals, Vol 23, No. 4

The Economics of the Right to Keep a Dog , Yung Yau and Shuk Man Chiu, Society & Animals, Vol 23, No. 4

“An Extension of Me” ,  Carol M. Corkran, Society & Animals, Vol 23, No. 3

Your Dog is Your Teacher: Contemporary Dog Training Beyond Radical Behaviorism ,  Michał Piotr Pręgowski, Society & Animals, Vol 23, No. 6

Updated January 2019

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