Course: Welfare of Dogs and Cynology

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Course title Welfare of Dogs and Cynology
Course code 2390/H6WP
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Machovcová Zuzana, MVDr.
  • Voslářová Eva, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Lectures: 1. Canids. Domestication. The history of the use of the dog. 2. Dog anatomy and Physiology. 3. Dog ontogeny. 4. Dog reproduction. 5. Genetics in dog breeding. 6. Dog behaviour. 7. Learning in dogs. Training and welfare. 8. Dog Nutrition and welfare. 9. Dog's health and welfare. Pain in dogs: identification and solution. 10. Breeding and welfare. 11. Breeding groups and breeds of dogs. 12. Dog organizations. 13. use of dogs in the present, canine disciplines. 14. Legislation in dog breeding. Exercise: 1. The importance of the dog in human society. 2. Breed standards. Dog shows. 3. Working dogs. Service dogs. 4. Hunting dogs. Herd dogs. 5. Agility, dogdancing, dogfrisbee, dogtrekking, mushing, dog coursing and other sports. 6. Guide and assistance dogs. Canistherapy. 7. Presentation of the essay. Credit.

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Recommended literature
  • Abrantes. Řeč psů. 1999.
  • Dostál. Chov psů - genetika v kynologické praxi. 1995.
  • Procházka. Chov psů. 1994.
  • Stafford. The Welfare of Dogs. 2007.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology Animal Protection and Welfare (1) Veterinary medicine and veterinary prevention 2 Winter