UGA ADSC 2300 - Dog Breeds (11 pages)

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University of Georgia
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Adsc 2300 - Companion Anim Care
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Dog Breeds Intro human eye Widely varied species Basic structure and conformation reflect land dwelling predator Efficient locomotion Eyes adapted to detect motion Keen olfaction Dogs eye Jacobson s Organ Keen hearing Teeth designed to grip kill and consume prey Dogs are number one pet that we have So varied so all different people can find one that they connect with Dogs are fairly near sighted but are extremely good at picking up motion Dogs arn t exactly colour blind they do see some colours They have a muted version yellow blues purples don t pick up red very well Better night vision because they have more rods and a reflective layer in the back of their eye called the tapetum lucidem that s why you get that green glow when you sign a light in their eye They do need a little bit of light in order for this to happen Can smell 10 000 to 100 000 times greater than we can Area reserved for olfaction in brain is 40x bigger than ours They are designed for sense of smell 1 Intro Widely varied species Basic structure and conformation reflect land dwelling predator Efficient locomotion Eyes adapted to detect motion Keen olfaction Jacobson s Organ Keen hearing Teeth designed to grip kill and consume prey When we breath in theres only a small fraction that goes to sensory receptor for smell and we breath all of it back out Dogs split it some goes to lungs and some goes straight to sensory receptors Then when they breath out the air that is in sensory stays there and the lungs breath everything out so they can spend more time processing what it is they are smelling they can sniff and breath at the same time They can move their nostrils to detect exactly where that smell is coming from Can actually smell when they re in heat Primary sense is smell Can hear about 4x further away than we can Hear higher frequencies dog whistles AKC Established in 1884 Recognizes 175 breeds 7 groups miscellaneous AKC american kennel club dog registry Divide them in 7 groups based on what they



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