Volume : IX, Issue : VIII, August - 2019


Radhakrishnan Raghy, D. Sreekumar, Tamizhkumaran J

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A study was carried out to assess the preference of the dog owners for different eeds of dogs, the factors influencing eed preference by the dog owners and to develop a Breed Preference Index (BPI). It was found that the most preferred eed of dog in Puducherry was Laador retriever, followed by Doberman pinscher, German Shepherd Dog, Beagle, Boxer, Dachshund, Mastiff, English Cocker Spaniel, Pug, Great Dane, Golden retriever and Pomeranian. The major factors that influenced eed preference were activeness, general appearance, size and utility. Activeness was the first factor for preference in eeds like German Shepherd Dog, Pug and Spitz, whereas general appearance was the main factor for preference in Laador and Great Dane. Utility as a guard dog formed the main factor for preferring Doberman. Size mattered in Dachshund; which was the main reason for preferring the eed. The other factors that influenced the preference of dogs were coat, good with children, easy to handle, cost, ears and eyes; though at a low level.

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DEVELOPMENT OF BREED PREFERENCE INDEX FOR PURE-BRED DOGS, Radhakrishnan Raghy, D. Sreekumar, Tamizhkumaran J INDIAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH : Volume-9 | Issue-8 | August-2019

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