“Savage beasts,” “great companions”: the first dogs to winter on the Antarctic continent

Patterson, Diana, Simmonds, Janette G and Snell, Tristan L 2018, “Savage beasts,” “great companions”: the first dogs to winter on the Antarctic continent, Society and animals, vol. 28, no. 5-6, pp. 651-669, doi: 10.1163/15685306-12341564.

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Title “Savage beasts,” “great companions”: the first dogs to winter on the Antarctic continent
Author(s) Patterson, Diana
Simmonds, Janette G
Snell, Tristan LORCID iD for Snell, Tristan L orcid.org/0000-0001-7337-8299
Journal name Society and animals
Volume number 28
Issue number 5-6
Start page 651
End page 669
Total pages 19
Publisher Brill
Place of publication Leiden, The Netherlands
Publication date 2018-10-26
ISSN 1568-5306
Keyword(s) animal welfare
canine-human bond
animal-human history
Summary By investigating the nature of the social interactions between “sledge dogs” and explorers in the first land-based exploration in Antarctica, this research contributes to an animal-human perspective in Antarctic historical studies. Consideration of the interspecies interactions provide further insight into attitudes to nonhuman animal welfare, including towards wildlife, at the turn of the twentieth century. The companionship of favored animals appeared to have alleviated some of the stresses of isolation and confinement in the inhospitable Antarctic environment.
Language eng
DOI 10.1163/15685306-12341564
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Field of Research 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
16 Studies in Human Society
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30136361

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