The researchers Hannes Lohi of the faculty of Veterinary medicine, University of Helsinki, in the journal “Scientific Reports”, available connections: in addition to an urban environment also the lack of contact with other horses at the age of 7 to 16 weeks depends on depends with a pronounced Anxiety together. In addition, dogs of small stature, such as Chihuahuas scarier than large conspecifics. Furthermore, neutered animals tend to be fearful.

The authors suggest a connection between the Anxiety of a dog and its activity. “The dogs that participated only rarely in activities and training, showed a significantly higher probability to have fear, as the dogs that participated occasionally or weekly activities, and Training”, according to the study.

In addition, the researchers found differences between different races. Spanish water dogs and Shetland sheepdogs were most of the details of the holder according to the timid, while the Wheaten Terrier is one of the most courageous races. This could be due to genetic factors, you suspect.

“all in All, gives us this study means to the well-being to improve our best friend’s”, is the study Director Lohi cited in a communication from his University. “A diverse socialization in the puppy age, an active lifestyle and careful breeding selection can reduce social anxiety significantly.” (SDA)

*technical article number: DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-60546-w