The science behind a friendship
The Family Dog Project was established in 1994 as the first research group dedicated to investigate the evolutionary and ethological foundations of dog-human relationship.
The project was initiated by Professor Emeritus Vilmos Csányi together with Antal Dóka, Ádám Miklósi, and József Topál at the Department of Ethology at the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary.
We hypothesised that dogs have evolved to survive in the anthropogenic environment, and our investigations aim at revealing the contribution of humans and dogs to this long-standing partnership. Thus we are not interested solely in the mental abilities of dogs but in all aspects of human and dog behaviour that have strengthened this bond, and may even expand it further. Surprisingly, in our experience this research does not only reveal important insights on dogs but also on us, people.
New scientific insights are fed into practical applications through our Dogs for Humans charity, which educates dogs for the disabled and dog assisted therapy.
A questionnaire about the body condition, feeding and activity level of dogs!
Our main goal is to study the possible link between activity level, feeding and body condition in dogs.
If you are interested you can find the questionnaire HERE!