Function predicts how people treat their dogs in a global sample

Nature Scientific Reports Vol/Iss. 13 Nature Published In Pages: 1-11
By Chira, Angela M., Kirby, Kathryn R. , Epperlein, Theresa, Bräuer, Juliane


Dogs used for herding and hunting will be treated better than average.


Hunting dogs are accorded more personhood in a statistically significant way, and herding dogs are slightly more likely to be afforded more positive care, but also might be more likely to receive negative treatment.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Bayesian modelPartially SupportedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN