In Defence of Dogs

A dog is not for Christmas. This is. John Bradshaw, one of the world's leading dog experts, brings us a compelling insight into what dogs would ask us for, if only they knew how.

Author: John Bradshaw

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1846142962

Category: Pets

Page: 352

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A dog is not for Christmas. This is. John Bradshaw, one of the world's leading dog experts, brings us a compelling insight into what dogs would ask us for, if only they knew how. The dog has been mankind's faithful companion for tens of thousands of years, yet today finds itself in crisis throughout the western world. Until just over a hundred years ago, most dogs worked for their living, and each of the many breeds had become well suited, over countless generations, to the task for which they were bred. Now, in their purely domestic roles we fail to understand their needs. And it is time that someone stood up for dogdom: not the caricature of the wolf in a dog suit, ready to dominate its unsuspecting owner at the first sign of weakness, not the trophy animal that collects rosettes and kudos for its breeder, but the real dog, the pet that just wants to be one of the family and enjoy life. Biologists now know far more about what really makes dogs tick than they did twenty years ago, but this new understanding has been slow to percolate through to owners, and has not yet made enough of a difference to the lives of the dogs themselves. This book is here to set the record straight.

Cat Sense

From John Bradshaw, one of the world's leading experts on animal behaviour, and the author of the Sunday Times Bestseller, In Defence of Dogs, Cat Sense is a scientific portrait of the true, surprising nature of cats Worshipped as gods, ...

Author: John Bradshaw

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241960460

Category: Pets

Page: 336

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From John Bradshaw, one of the world's leading experts on animal behaviour, and the author of the Sunday Times Bestseller, In Defence of Dogs, Cat Sense is a scientific portrait of the true, surprising nature of cats Worshipped as gods, feared as demonic servants, seen as both wild opportunists and beloved companions, cats often seem as unfathomable, enigmatic and magical to us today as they did in ancient times. They have lived with humans for at least ten thousand years (far earlier than the reign of the Pharaohs), and today are the most popular pet in the world. That they now outnumber the dog, man's 'best friend', by three to one, is small wonder: at once affectionate and self-reliant, they seem to be perfectly suited to our busy 21st Century lifestyles. Yet cats still think like the wild scavengers and hunters from which they are descended - and to which they can quickly revert. Today, they face unprecedented challenges in their life with humans: from conservationists who cast them as a threat to wildlife; from other cats who they compete for territory with; and from good-intentioned owners and vets with misconceptions of what they require. Cats need not so much our sympathy, but our understanding, if they are to continue to enjoy our companionship. The recent surge in feline science - with John Bradshaw at the forefront - means we are now better equipped to understand them than ever before. Cat Sense offers us for the first time a true picture of one of humanity's closest and most enigmatic companions. Praise for In Defence of Dogs: 'The most fantastic book, a revelation' Observer 'Essential reading' Daily Telegraph 'Nothing less than a manifesto for a new understanding' Guardian 'A case grounded in kindness and science ... Authoritative, wise and rather moving' Independent 'A wonderful, reassuring, and encouraging book' Literary Review 'A wonderfully informative, passionate book' Economist John Bradshaw is a biologist who founded and directs the world-renowned Anthrozoology Institute, based at the University of Bristol. He has been studying the behaviour of domestic cats and their owners for over 25 years, and is the author of many scientific articles, research papers and reviews. He is also the author of the Sunday Times bestseller, In Defence of Dogs.

The Animals Among Us

In The Animals Among Us, Bradshaw takes us to the heart of Anthrozoology, a new science dedicated to discovering the true nature and depth of the human-animal bond.

Author: John Bradshaw

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014198015X

Category: Science

Page: 384

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'A pioneering study ... richly, empathetically and affectionately respectful of the human-animal bond' Sunday Times Why do humans love animals? The bestselling author of In Defence of Dogs and Cat Sense gives us the answers. Keeping pets is expensive, time-consuming, and seemingly irrational - so why do so many of us have an animal in our lives? Modern-day pet-keeping has been justified for many reasons, from the potential therapeutic role pets can play, to their appealing 'cuteness'. But pet-keeping is much more than just a simple pastime. It is part of the broader history of humanity's relationship with animals - a relationship that comes from deep within our nature. As John Bradshaw reveals in this highly original new work, our connection with animals is one of the very things that makes us human. In The Animals Among Us, Bradshaw takes us to the heart of Anthrozoology, a new science dedicated to discovering the true nature and depth of the human-animal bond. Following the thread of our affection for animals, from today's pet lovers all the way back to our ancient ancestors, Bradshaw reveals how animals have always been an integral part of our lives: indeed, they have shaped the evolution of our minds and our bodies. The ways in which we relate to animals today stem ultimately from our evolutionary journey from hominid to Homo sapiens. An affinity for animals drove our evolution as humans. Now, as increasing numbers of species are under threat, John Bradshaw shows us that pet-keeping can act as a bridge between the domestic and the wild, even aiding conservation. If we lose the animals among us, he warns, we risk losing an essential part of ourselves.

The Defence of Plevna 1877

a We eight officers , accompanied by four foot - soldiers , corporal , two
Circassians from the outpost , and three of our vagrant but self - attached dogs (
of so many crossings that they had lost all characteristics of species and were
much alike ...

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Fragments in defence of animals and essays on morals soul and future state from the author s contributions to the Animal s Friend Society s periodical With a sketch of the Society etc

But we have a most valuable piece of information from this number , namely , that
the horses endeavour to defend the foxes from the fury of the dogs . It observes
that , “ When a fox is killed , be careful to keep your horse away from the hounds ...

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Dog is Love

This is a delightful, heart-warming and fascinating analysis of the unique bond between humans and dogs, perfect for anyone who shares their home with their dog and wonders just how much they love you.

Author: Clive Wynne

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1787475611

Category: Pets

Page: 320

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'Utterly compelling' Telegraph 'Science finally reveals the dog's secret: the unique capacity for love that separates them from all other animals. Superb' - John Bradshaw, bestselling author of In Defence of Dogs and Cat Sense 'If you want to build an even stronger bond with your own dog, this book is a must read' - Victoria Stilwell, author of The Secret Language of Dogs _______ What makes dogs truly special? Why does our relationship with them feel so much more deep and intense than with other animals? Any dog owner knows that the bond with their dog is unique. The unparalleled loyalty and total devotion of a dog seems the stuff of true love - but is this a whimsical construction that bears little relation to reality? Through ground-breaking scientific experiments and eye-opening historical evidence, canine behavioural psychologist Dr Clive Wynne unlocks the secret to our unique bond with dogs: their capacity to love, an unprecedented attribute in the animal kingdom. In Dog is Love, Dr Wynne debunks the myth that dogs possess a unique form of intelligence. Instead, he shows that dogs are able to show sympathy and can respond to human emotions in a way that is truly remarkable. One particularly moving study shows that dogs' and their owners' hearts beat in synchrony, just as the hearts of a loving human couple do. Looking at the evolution of dogs, Dr Wynne points out that it was the wolves' ability to form relationships with mankind, becoming indispensable hunting companions, that enabled the depth of love and affection between dogs and humans that we know today. Dr Wynne shares his experiences of hunting with the Mayangna tribe in Nicaragua and the vital role played by their hunting dogs to shed light on what the early human-dog relationship might have looked like, and explains the science behind what really goes on when a young pup grows up in a human family. This is a delightful, heart-warming and fascinating analysis of the unique bond between humans and dogs, perfect for anyone who shares their home with their dog and wonders just how much they love you. It will change the way you interact with dogs and help you get the best out of them in a way that will be truly life-changing.

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Author: Sven Kramer

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ISBN: 9783867641104

Category: Experimental films

Page: 358

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The Fair Haven A Work in Defence of the Miraculous Element in Our Lord s Ministry Upon Earth Both as Against Rationalistic Impugners and Certain Orthodox Defenders By the Late John Pickard Owen Edited by William Bickersteth Owen with a Memoir of the Author The Whole Written by S Butler

The world itself was hollow , made up of shams and delusions , full of sound and
fury signifying nothing . ... and free from sudden shocks to the nervous system ,
such as those caused by dogs barking at him , or cows driven in the streets .

Author: Samuel Butler

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Breeding Training Management Diseases c of Dogs

The slightest insult offered to his dog would be a personal challenge to himself ,
and although the animal may be devoted , by his guardian to battle and death ,
the poor confiding brute is greedy of the honor of perishing in defence of him ,
who ...

Author: Francis Butler

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Category: Dogs

Page: 216

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A Commitment in Defence of Indian Patent Regime

RAJA RAMANNA * FOR MER MINISTER OF STATE FOR DEFENCE 27TH -
28TH JULY , 1991 Mr . Chairman , Mr ... Of course , we respect them very much
now , but at that time they were like cats and dogs , and who discovered Calculus
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In Defence of Sensuality

How beautifully do cats and dogs yield themselves to sleep ! How beautifully do
oxen and cows abandon themselves to chewing the cud ! Whether fish sleep I
know not , under their rushing water ; but the sleep of birds , in their windy
branches ...

Author: John Cowper Powys

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Category: Happiness

Page: 287

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The Trainable Cat

'Amazing' Guardian From the on-screen experts for BBC2's Cat Watch, and based on their groundbreaking research - this is the ultimate guide to making your cat a happier, more sociable animal.

Author: John Bradshaw

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014197933X

Category: Pets

Page: 352

View: 603

'Amazing' Guardian From the on-screen experts for BBC2's Cat Watch, and based on their groundbreaking research - this is the ultimate guide to making your cat a happier, more sociable animal. The idea of a trained cat is a contradiction in terms, isn't it? Naturally solitary, wary, easily threatened by newcomers, they are attached to place rather than people, and much of their 'antisocial' behaviour arises in situations where that attachment is threatened. But, as cat experts Sarah Ellis and John Bradshaw argue, such stress-induced behaviour can be prevented, reduced, even eliminated, by training. A comprehensive and engaging step-by-step guide, The Trainable Cat will help you to help your cat negotiate the complexities of everyday life: to enjoy living with humans - including new babies and lively toddlers - and other pets; to answer to their name; settle into a new home; and to overcome the anxiety of a visit to the vet. You can train your cat to do what is in its own best interests - even when its instincts tell it otherwise. 'I doubt you'll find a more well-informed or scientific book on cats that better shows you how feline thinking works' The Times

From the defence of the country by foreign troops 1756 to the assassination of Marat by Charlotte Corday 1793

Motions for Economical Reform had been brought forward in the House of Lords
before the recess ; and Burke had given notice of the ... It is not proper that great
noblemen should be keepers of dogs , though they were the king's dogs .

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International Conference in Defence of Children Vienna 12 16 April 1952

that the school authorities were obliged to cancel the ruling making the wearing
of “ dog - tags ” compulsory . In Belgium , the National Committee for Children
organised an exhibition on the subject “ Living in Happiness " under the ...

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Dog s Best Friend

More than that, it's a book that asks profound questions about what it means to be canine' ANDY MILLER, author THE YEAR OF READING DANGEROUSLY 'This is a book that will make your tail wag' KATE HUMBLE 'A fascinating, informative and highly ...

Author: Simon Garfield

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1474610765

Category: History

Page: 320

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'DOG'S BEST FRIEND is as fascinating, funny and wise as we've come to expect from Simon Garfield. More than that, it's a book that asks profound questions about what it means to be canine' ANDY MILLER, author THE YEAR OF READING DANGEROUSLY 'This is a book that will make your tail wag' KATE HUMBLE 'A fascinating, informative and highly entertaining expedition through the highways and byways of dogdom' JOHN BRADSHAW, author of IN DEFENCE OF DOGS 'Simon Garfield has written a book every owner will lap up with the same delight and enthusiasm their Fido would a discarded box of fried chicken. That is to say, with great pleasure' KATE SPICER, author of LOST DOG *** One of the first words we learn. Perhaps the best friend we'll have. An animal so much part of our lives that we speak to it like a child and spend small fortunes on its wellbeing and wardrobe. Dogs and humans: in the last 200 years no inter-species relationship has developed so fast nor come so far. Dogs accompany us in every walk of life, usually three times a day. How and why did this relationship begin? How has it changed over the centuries? And who's getting the upper hand? DOG'S BEST FRIEND investigates this unique bond by revisiting some of the most important milestones in our shared journey. It begins with the earliest visual evidence on ancient rock art, and ends at the laboratory that sequenced the first dog genome. En route we encounter the first Labradoodle in Australia, a misguidedly loyal Akita in Japan, an ill-fated Poodle trainer in the United States, and a hilariously disobedient Romanian rescue dog named Kratu at the Birmingham NEC. We will also meet Corgis and Dorgis at the Palace, the weightless mutniks of the Soviet space programme, a Dalmatian who impersonates Hitler, and an owner who claims his Border Collie can remember the names of more than a thousand soft toys. If you own or once owned a dog, you will know that our relationship can be as rich, complicated and rewarding as the relationship we have with other humans, and the book reflects this diversity with the aid of trainers, breeders and psychologists. Above all, it explores the extraordinary ability of dogs to enhance so many aspects of our lives. DOG'S BEST FRIEND is as entertaining as it is informative, as eccentric as it is erudite, and all told with Simon Garfield's irrepressible gift for witty and insightful storytelling.

In Defence of Aristocracy

True , such a person , with roots in the upperclass culture , would be less
qualified than Mr Hoggart , with his roots in the working class , to write about the '
virtues , strength , limitations ' of English democracy from the bottom - dog
perspective ...

Author: Peregrine Worsthorne

Publisher: Harper Uk

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Category: Political Science

Page: 232

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Sir Peregrine Worsthorne, one of Britain's most influential and respected political commentators, argues that Britain's aristocracy has contributed mightily to its stability and prosperity. And yet it is being politically written out of the national story, with the result that soon there will be no hereditary peers in the House of Lords. The disestablishment of the peerage will bring cheers to the lips of many, but in this passionately argued and highly original essay, Worsthorne argues that Britain once had an upper class which was the envy of the world, and which, crucially, had built-in authority and ancestral wisdom honed over three centuries.

In Defence of Children

In 1977 , thirty child pedestrians were killed and 165 seriously injured , but as a
result how many dangerous drivers were jailed ? In terms of legal protection our
children would be far safer if they were dogs . The Animals Protection Act of 1960
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Chicorel Index to Short Stories in Anthologies and Collections

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The Law Journal

POINTS IN PRACTICE rise workers ' clanent in many at the COMMON LAW
Conditions of Employment and National Arbitration Courts do not grant it in ...
varied by a subsequent agreement , killing of another ' s dog in defence of
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The Economist

Published in Britain as " In Defence of Dogs : Why Dogs wild social canids , the
grey wolf , has been or explosives and being our beloved comNeed Our
Understanding " . Allen Lane ; £ 20 altered radically , to the point that it has
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