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Health & Welfare => Ask or Offer Advice => Topic started by: Ruth on November 21, 2012, 01:33:45 pm

Title: Tail chasing....
Post by: Ruth on November 21, 2012, 01:33:45 pm
http://phys.org/news/2012-08-canine-tail-resembles-human-obsessive.html (http://phys.org/news/2012-08-canine-tail-resembles-human-obsessive.html)

Very interesting study that used bullies and minis amongst other breeds

Different environmental and genetic factors have been suggested to predispose to compulsive behavior. Many stereotypes are breed-specific, which emphasizes the role of genes. Compulsive tail chasing occurs in several dog breeds, but worldwide it is most common in breeds such as Bull Terriers and German Shepherds.
Title: Re: Tail chasing....
Post by: the Londons on November 21, 2012, 05:42:46 pm
Toddy has a mad spin round every now and again.........but i wouldnt say it was compulsive........he doesnt do it that often......when he does its usually just before we go out for a walk........ i think its the exceitment! :P