For a dog to be tentatively diagnosed with autism, he or she should exhibit atypical repetitive behaviors and some degree of impaired social interaction with dogs and/or people.
Also, a veterinarian must first rule out other conditions that might be responsible for the observed clinical signs.
The study included observations of specific traits and DNA analysis of 132 Bull Terriers; 55 tail chasing and 77 control (non tail-chasing).
The researchers found that tail chasing is: a) more prevalent in males, b) associated with trancelike behavior, and c) episodic aggression (which was violent and explosive) (Moon-Fanelli . These findings, coupled with the repetitive motor behavior of the tail-chasing behavior and a tendency for phobias, led us to conclude that tail chasing could represent a canine form of autism.
The driver, Paul Smith, ran into a densely wooded, swampy area but K-9 Knox, deputy Rob Wilkins and Cpl.
Andrew Denbo found him nearly submerged in mud, according to the sheriff's office.
LAND O' LAKES, Florida -- A Pasco County Sheriff's Office K-9 tracked a man on the run through a swamp Tuesday and tried to clean his face as deputies arrested him.
According to the sheriff's office, deputies saw a vehicle moving at a high rate of speed on southbound U. 41 that was involved in a chase in Hernando County on Tuesday.
But, it’s important to acknowledge that until more research is done, reaching a definitive diagnosis in an individual dog is anything but straightforward.
Our understanding of typical and canine behavior is simply too limited.