This page includes many of the reprints, viewpoints, articles, publications and other materials found in different sections of our website, organized by subject, for ease of reference.
Responsible Pet Ownership Communities
Animal Services and the Responsible Pet Ownership Model, Viewpoint by Bill Bruce
Humane Communities are Safe. Safe Communities are Humane, Viewpoint by Cynthia Bathurst
National Canine Research Council funded and developed the videos, in partnership with Safe Humane Chicago & The U.S. Department of Justice: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.
U.S. Department of Justice: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services publication. Collaboratively authored by National Canine Research Council, Best Friends Animal Society, Safe Humane Chicago, and the University of Illinois Center for Public Safety and Justice.
The Relevance of Breed in Selecting a Companion Dog, NCRC Vision Series Publication by Janis Bradley
(NCRC Commentary on Marder, A.R., Shabelansky, A., Patronek, G.J., Dowling-Guyer, S., & D'Arpino, S. (2013). Food-related aggression in shelter dogs: A comparison of behavior identified by a behavior evaluation in the shelter and owner reports after adoption. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 148(1-2), 150-156.)
Don't let Liability Hysteria Keep you from Sending Good Dogs Home, Viewpoint by Bonnie Lutz, Esq.
Breeds and Behavior, by Janis Bradley. (Published in The Bark, April/May 2011)
(NCRC Commentary on MacNeil-Allcock, A., Clarke, N.M., Ledger, R.A., & Fraser, D. (2011). Aggression, behaviour, and animal care among pit bulls and other dogs adopted from an animal shelter. Animal Welfare, 20(4): 463-368.
It's Not Just Semantics, Words Do Matter, by Pamela J. Reid, Ph.D., CAAB
(NCRC Commentary on Mirko, E., Kubinyi, E., Gacsi, M., & Miklosi, A., (2012). Preliminary analysis of an adjective-based dog personality questionnaire developed to measure some aspects of personality in the domestic dog. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 138(1-2): 88-98.)
Svartberg, K. (2005). A comparison of behaviour in test and in everyday life: evidence of three consistent boldness-related personality traits in dogs. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 91(1-2): 103-128.
Breed Labeling Dogs of Unknown Parentage
(NCRC Commentary on Voith, V.L et al. (2013). Comparison of Visual and DNA Breed Identification of Dogs and Inter-Observer Reliability. American Journal of Sociological Research, 3(2): 17-29.
Voith, V. (2009). Proceedings, Annual AVMA Convention: 1-3.
Breed Specific or Looks Specific, Viewpoint by Kristopher Irizarry, Ph.D.
Breed Labeling Dogs of Unknown Origin, Viewpoint by Amy Marder, V.M.D., CAAB & Bernice Clifford, CPDT-KA
(NCRC Commentary on Simpson, R.J., Simpson, K.J, & VanKavage, L. (2012). Rethinking Dog Breed Identification in Veterinary Practice. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 241(9): 1163-1166.)
Media and Myths
Troublemakers: What Pit Bulls Can Teach Us About Profiling, Malcolm Gladwell, The New Yorker, February 2006.
America's Blame Game Goes to the Dogs, by Karen Delise, published by the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals e-newsletter Out of the Cage, Spring 2008
Breed-Specific Legislation (BSL) Resources
Breed-Specific Legislation (BSL) FAQ - Updated August 2014
(NCRC Commentary on Patronek, G.J, Slater, M., & Marder, A. (2010). Use of a number-needed-to-ban calculation to illustrate limitations of breed-specific legislation in decreasing the risk of dog bite-related injury. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 237(7), 788-792.)
(NCRC Commentary on Martinez, Á.G., Pernas, G.S., Casalta, J.D., Rey, M.L.S., & Palomino, L.F.dlC. (2011). Risk factors associated with behavioral problems in dogs. Journal of Veterinary Behaviour, 6(4), 225-231.)
(NCRC Commentary on:
Schalke, E., Ott, S.A., von Gaertner, A.M., Hackbarth, H., & Mittmann, A. (2008). Is breed specific legislation justified? Study of the results of the temperament test of Lower Saxony. Journal of Veterinary Behaviour, 3(3) 97-103.
Ott, S.A., Schalke, E., von Gaertner, A.M., & Hackbarth, H. (2008). Is there a difference? Comparison of golden retrievers and dogs affected by breed specific legislation regarding aggressive behavior. Journal of Veterinary Behaviour, 3(3), 134-140.)
(NCRC Commentary on "Effectiveness of breed-specific legislation in decreasing the incidence of dog-bite injury hospitalizations in people in the Canadian province of Manitoba, Injury Prevention, 2012.)
Speak! or Rollover! The Choice Dog Owners Need to Make, by Karen Delise , American Dog Magazine, 2009
Dog Bites: Problems and Solutions, 2nd edition, by Janis Bradley, an Animals & Society Institute Policy Paper.
(NCRC Commentary on: "Co-occurrence of potentially preventable factors in 256 dog bite–related fatalities in the United States (2000–2009)," Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 2013)
NCRC Dog Bite Prevention Week Press Release 2013
NCRC Dog Bite Prevention Week Press Release 2011
NCRC Dog Bite Prevention Week Press Release 2010
NCRC Dog Bite Prevention Week Press Release 2009
NCRC Dog Bite Prevention Week Press Release 2008