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Can free-ranging dogs be tested to understand the Domestication Syndrome?

Dogs are amazing, aren’t they? But have you ever wondered about their street-living companions? Adorable, right?! Who can resist those eyes? Not me for sure!

Hi, I am Svenja, a dog enthusiast and fascinated by all things understanding behaviour and what motivates it. That’s why I went to Morocco to study whether those free-ranging cuddlers can actually help us understand dogs and their history better.

In my thesis project project, I developed, piloted and validated a Domestication Syndrome test battery that could be used with the free-ranging dogs living on the streets of Morocco.

Click through the subchapters up top to see how I went about that, whether it actually worked, and for a big fill of cute puppy pics.

See you there!