NCRC Projects & Publications

The Pit Bull Placebo

Click on the link below to download the complete text of The Pit Bull Placebo by Karen Delise. 

The Relevance of Breed in Selecting a Companion Dog

Janis Bradley is author of Dogs Bite, but Balloons and Slippers are More Dangerous and Dog Bites: Problems and Solutions. She explores the relevance of breed in selecting a companion dog in this publication.

Dog Bites: Problems & Solutions 2nd Edition

Dog Bites: Problems & Solutions 2nd edition is an Animals & Society Institute Policy Paper written by Janis Bradley. To download the complete text, click on the link below.

The Problem of Dog-Related Incidents and Encounters

This manual for law enforcement officers is a publication of the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. This collaborative manual was authored by National Canine Research Council, Best Friends Animal Society, Safe Humane Chicago, and the University of Illinois Center for Public Safety and Justice. 

Visual Breed ID Poster: "Pit Bull" Mixes

All of the dogs pictured on this poster are mixed breed dogs. Only three (3) are "pit bull" mixes. After guessing the breed composition of each dog pictured, watch and learn about the problematic nature of visual breed identification of mixed breed dogs from the NCRC video Interview with Dr. Victoria Voith, PhD, DVM, DACVB by clicking here

Visual Breed ID Poster: Labrador retriever Mixes

All of the dogs pictured on this poster are mixed breed dogs. Only two (2) are Labrador Retriever mixes. After guessing the breed composition of each dog pictured, watch and learn about the problematic nature of visual breed identification of mixed breed dogs from the NCRC video interview with Dr. Victoria Voith, PhD, DVM, DACVB by clicking here

Visual Breed ID Poster: German Shepherd Mixes

All of the dogs pictured on this poster are mixed breed dogs. Only four (4) are German Shepherd mixes. After guessing the breed composition of each dog pictured, watch and learn about the problematic nature of visual breed identification of mixed breed dogs from the NCRC video interview with Dr. Victoria Voith, PhD, DVM, DACVB by clicking here

Police and Dog Encounters (Video Series)

NCRC has funded and developed, in partnership with Safe Humane Chicago and the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), a five-video series that prepares law enforcement officers for interactions with dogs in the line of duty. The series can be downloaded at no charge from the website of the DOJ’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. To watch the videos, click this link: http://cops.igpa.uillinois.edu/resources/police-dog-encounters