Genetics and epigenetics of wolf and dog social behaviour (FWF I1271-B24)

The project aims to identify genetic and epigenetic markers of dogs and wolves associated with the social behaviour of animals living in different social environments, such as in packs or individually, having owners with different handling styles, or having a dominant vs. subordinate position in the pack. One of our main aims is to create the Canine Social Behaviour Biobank, a unique collection of genetic, epigenetic and behavioural data of dogs and wolves.

Project leaders: Zsófia Virányi, Friederike Range
Project collaborators: Giulia Cimarelli (research assistant), Borbála Turcsán (research assistant)
Term: 2013–2016
Funded by: FWF – Austrian Science Fund, OTKA Bilateral Research Project