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ცხენმა, ძროხამ, ცხვარმა თუ სხვა შინაურმა ცხოველებმა უდავო სარგებელი მიიღეს თავისი მოშინაურების შედეგად, რამდენადაც მათი ველური წინაპრები, ცივილიზებულ ქვეყნებში არსებობის უნარი რომ არ აღმოაჩნდათ, დიდი ხანია გადაშენდნენ.

ადამიანი არასოდეს იღებდა ზნეობრივ ვალდებულებებს მათ მიმართ და, კაცმა რომ თქვას, იგი ისე ეპყრობა მათ, როგორც თვით მაღალცივილიზებული ხალხები ეპყრობოდნენ ძველა
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Paperback, 144 pages
Published by ინტელექტი (first published 1949)
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Vasha7
May 28, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
In this book (written in 1949) Lorenz mixes speculations about the nature of dogs with observations of his own and other dogs, and reflections about the relation between the species and humans. I am certain that some of his speculations would not be accepted nowadays; for one thing, he later had to drop his idea that most dogs are descended from the golden jackal Canis aureus, and the behavioral deductions he drew from this idea would have to be modified if not abandoned. Lorenz doesn't always g ...more
GoldGato
Nobel Prize winner Konrad Lorenz writes about his work with dogs, including his theory on their evolution and their relationship with humans. His writing is detailed based upon his closely notated experiences with his own canine friends. This is a different book to read when wanting to learn more about the canine race, as it doesn't really fall under the basic training books or cutesy doggy books.

I found it very interesting because he provides ideas that did indeed work with my down-home laid-ba
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Chloe Stam
I actually thought this book was a piece of fiction when I picked it up for $2 at a market. As can be seen by the picture of the cover it is a hardcover with gold embossing on the side, which I am really partial to, and I like animals so I purchased. I was surprised to learn it was nonfiction, but it reads more like a memoir of a man and his pets, intertwined with his thoughts about canine behaviour in general and the evolution of domestic dogs, including a really charming fictionalised account ...more
Antonia
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Konrad Lorenz's little book is filled with stories and observations about dogs and cats and his life watching them in his Altenberg home which is filled with all sorts of creatures. Anyone who is "owned" by a pet will find valuable advice and observations about man's relationship with his pets. Lorenz offers advice about training, and what to expect from one's animals. One of my favorite sections advises how the human should act when walking a cat. Let the cat lead, so you can observe its wildne ...more
David
Dec 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After reading this book you will be wondering what good did humanity do to deserve dogs? Lorenz gives a completely new perspective to see dogs. He unveils their personality, individuality, their emotions towards each other, their owners etc. He touches upon the domestication of dogs i.e. their origin as well. Before reading this book I never imagined that dogs have such deep feelings and such complex personality. Konrad Lorenz's language is easily understandable. His style is cristal clear. His ...more
Florea Elena
Jul 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book left me the impression that is an interview with the readers. The way is written is very personal and some descriptions gave me the impression that the action is happening right in my face. I must say that I envy Konrad Lorenz for getting contact with so many animals and building those amazing relationships with them.
Davide Talamonti
Dec 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Except some outdated/questionable assumptions about dog's behavior, this book is one of the most deeply memorable love story between dogs and his "owner" I ever read.
Adding more beauty to something already difficult to price is also the unique point of view of the author. A renowned keen observer of animals and human behavior.
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Linus
Jul 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting read on dog and cat psychology (mostly) as well as a short history on how man got his best friends: entertaining and light read, with several interesting observations on canine behavior. Recommended to any dog owner who want to better understand our four-legged friends.
Christine
Adorable illustrations, some interesting and cute animal stories, but so completely outdated the information is all pretty unusable. Definitely some old unpleasant cultural and social ideals that are very off-putting as well.
Adrianna
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
As a proud Dachshund owner, I am offended by this book.
Angelica
Dec 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A beautifully written and very clear book.
Whoever loves dogs must check this out.
Shalkara
Dec 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
really ultra modern for that time but lacks something for modern reader
Ramona Gherghe
Apr 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romana, to-re-read
lovely book
Ahu
May 17, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dogs
Outdated. Nice doggie anecdotes though.
Jane Curthoys
May 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Konrad admitted that everything he said about sogs was wrong. But he's wrong in such a charming way that I really don't care. Worth it for the illustrations alone. ...more
Erin
Apr 30, 2007 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2007, zoo
The seminal book on the behavior of dogs and cats. It retains some of its punch, and is a well-written book, but Lorenz sometimes describes animal behavior in ways that can seem to border on racism to the modern reader. For example, Lorenz believes that dogs can be divided into the majority, descended from jackals, and a minority of wolf-descended dogs, who are consistently portrayed as braver, purer, and somehow more dignified than their jackal cousins, who are portrayed as clownish, sycophanti ...more
David Hughes
Apr 16, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: dog lovers
Shelves: treasured, nonfiction
Charming study of people, dogs, and the relationship between them, written by "the father of ethology." Light-hearted and personal yet always deeply insightful, Lorenz describes everything from the origins of dogs to advice for dog owners and breeders. His points are illustrated both with anecdotes of dogs he himself knew, and with engaging and perceptive drawings of dogs and their behaviour. Many of his scientific views are old-fashioned, and a few are even positively wrong (for instance, it's ...more
Brittany
I couldn't make it all the way through this book. Some of it wasn't Lorenz's fault. There have been huge advances in knowledge made since scientists started using genetic analysis. Most of what he believed about dog evolution, and its effect on canine behavior, is absolutely wrong. However, some if it was Lorenz's fault; I almost got the sense he didn't really like dogs. It was disconcerting. I think I liked Lorenz better when viewing him through Karen Pryor's eyes. ...more
Erik Wirfs-Brock
Jun 15, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I quick and easy read filled with interesting anecdotes about the dogs and cats that the author has known. My enjoyment was somewhat lessend by the 'racial' categories he imposed on dogs, which seemed very dated and reminiscent of other idiotic mid century 'scientific' views of race, but it certainly wasn't a deal breaker. People who actually own dogs or cats will probably enjoy it more greatly than even i did. ...more
Fiona Johnston
Feb 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fascinating book about man and dog. A must read for anyone who has or had a dog or would like a dog. Wonderful insights into dog behaviour, even though rather outdated in places, as it was written in the 1950s. It did make me think about Monty's behaviour and why he sometimes acts like he does - Lorenz's explanations definitely fit. It may even help me train Monty better but maybe not! ...more
Vincent Eaton
Aug 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: re-reading
Discovered Lorenz many years back, and this is the third, fourth, maybe fifth time I've read this book. He was one of the first, certainly one of the most articulate, experts on behavior of animals, something that, had I the opportunity to lead a another dimension life, I would have happily pursued. Dogs and cats he covers here, with many enlightening stories. ...more
Emilia
Apr 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I could not get enough of this book.

This book reads as though it was written by a modern Ethologist, which would make anyone question their modern and radical thought's on dog/man relationships.

A must read for any dog lover who wants to understand their canine companion better.

You may not know why they do everything they do, but you will find a new found respect for man's best friend.
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Bill
If you have a dog or have enver had a dog, let this old German behaviorist tell you about how dogs and humans became domesticated together and you will want a dog immediately. Oh and then you'll hate people. ...more
Rydh
Aug 05, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, animals
Konrad Lorenz thinks that a well-balanced person will enjoy the company of both dogs and cats.

I love my two cats!
I love my two dogs!

William Blake preferred cats to dogs, because cats are more discriminating and less prodigal in their displays of affection.
Joe Rodeck
This is the most academic of dog books, but really more a journal in no particular order. I'm uncomfortable with a guy who want to breed his bitches with wolves, jackals, dingos . . . . Not partial to making naturally wild animals live in captivity. What's wrong with regular dogs? ...more
Mohammad Tanviruzzaman
Lorenz's acute faculty of observation and profound empathy for animals enabled him to love them and be loved by them, so deeply. In simple and lucid style he gives deep and moving vignettes in abundance; a wonderful book about dogs and cats. ...more
Mohammad Tanviruzzaman
Lorenz's acute faculty of observation and profound empathy for animals enabled him to love them and be loved by them, so deeply. In simple and lucid style he gives deep and moving vignettes in abundance; a wonderful book about dogs and cats. ...more
Jim O'shaughnessy
Jan 27, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really interesting book on the relationship between dog and man.
Ivan
Aug 18, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very useful behavioral observations, especially if you plan to raise a dog)
Dóra Széll
Jul 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved it. I have a dog for 15 years now. This book is a must read. http://sweethomebudapest.com/?p=318 ...more
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Konrad Zacharias Lorenz was an Austrian zoologist, ethologist, and ornithologist. He shared the 1973 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Nikolaas Tinbergen and Karl von Frisch. He is often regarded as one of the founders of modern ethology, developing an approach that began with an earlier generation, including his teacher Oskar Heinroth.
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