SM Devale*, GR Channa, KN Pawankar, NV Khode, VB Dongre, AA Kokate, CI Madnurkar and SS Gond
Department of Livestock Production and Management, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Udgir, India
*Corresponding Author: SM Devale, Department of Livestock Production and Management, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Udgir, India.
Received: February 03, 2023; Published: March 08, 2023
In the present study, Caravan dog owners (219) were interviewed using a pre-tested schedule to assess their socio-economic status, management practices, and perceived opinion towards dog behaviour. The study revealed that majority of respondents kept Caravan dog for guarding/hunting purpose. Profit intended dog owners used higher extent of management practices and share of dog’s income in their family annual gross income was two-fold higher than their counterparts. Overall, Caravan dogs were reared without much use of scientific housing, management, feeding, breeding, and health practices. Majority respondents perceived that Caravan dog is aggressive, obedient, easy to train, easy to restrain, having chasing type herding behaviour with barking behaviour towards strangers with high pitch. Caravan dog has a greater utility in fulfilling companion, social and economic needs of human being. Caravan dog owners needs to be educated about management practices. Institutional efforts are needed to conserve and popularize this breed.
Keywords: Caravan dog; Management practices; socio-economic profile; perceived opinion
Citation: SM Devale., et al. “Management Practices Followed by Caravan Dog Owners and their Perceived Opinion Towards Dog Behaviour". Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 5.4 (2023): 15-19.
Copyright: © 2023 SM Devale., et al.This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.