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The Kynologie ( Greek κύων Kyon , German , dog ' and -logie ) is the study of races , breeding, care, behavior, education and disease of domestic dogs .


Cynologist is not a protected professional title. There is no chair for cynology, but since October 2010 there has been a university course in applied cynology at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna . There are also scientists with a focus on cynology such as Dorit Feddersen-Petersen or Hansjoachim Hackbarth .

There are foundations to finance cynological research, such as the Albert Heim Foundation at the Natural History Museum in Bern and the Society for the Promotion of Cynological Research .

More recently, the English term canine science , 'dog science' or 'science of the dog' , has been used as an alternative term for cynology practiced in the university setting .

Well-known cynologists

Associations in German-speaking countries

See also

Portal: Dog  - Overview of Wikipedia content on the subject of dogs


  • Alfred Lehmann: To get to the dog. Small chapters from the cynological cultural history. Urania Universum, Volume 1, 1955, pp. 466-470
  • Wilhelm Wegner: Small cynology. With an appendix: cats, zoonoses. 4th edition, Terra-Verlag, Konstanz 1995, ISBN 3-920942-12-4 .
  • Walter Glättli: Cynology from 1863 to the present. A chronicle about people and their dogs. W. Glättli, Kilchberg 1996, DNB 950822418 .
  • Udo Ganslosser, Kate Kitchenham: Research meets dog. New insights into social behavior, intellectual performance and ecology. Kosmos 2012, ISBN 978-3-440-13006-3 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Mention of "races" in the definition of cynology according to Brockhaus Encyclopedia
  2. Duden. Volume 1: The German spelling. 24th edition. Dudenverlag, Mannheim / Leipzig / Vienna / Zurich 2006.
  3. "Applied Cynology" course at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna
  4. Website of the Albert Heim Foundation ( Memento of the original from October 26, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  5. ^ Website of the Society for the Promotion of Cynological Research
  6. ^ Canine Science Forum 2010