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Justyna Włodarczyk

that humans and dogs engaged in together. However, the new notion of the “purebred dog,” developed only in the nineteenth century, also impacted the world of hunting dogs in substantial ways and at an important transitional period. While the idea that behavior is heritable was nothing novel for

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Justyna Włodarczyk

heritability is one of the tensions that is taken up, especially in the discussion of nineteenth-century literature. Tying Foucauldian discipline into the discussion, Clare Palmer notices that: “[i]n this context, animal discipline and nonresistance is achieved by inscribing on the very genetic make-up of the

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Justyna Włodarczyk

seen as heritable. These beliefs, that is a proscription against miscegenation and a belief in the heritability of acquired behavior, created a tension that the authors of the training textbooks could not resolve. In the world of hunting dogs (and other working dogs), this tension was nonexistent, and

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Justyna Włodarczyk

predominant behaviorist approach in which the effects of training are proof of the trainer’s skill, not the animal’s inborn talent. Indeed, B.F. Skinner’s “science of behavior” was famously disinterested in issues of heritability despite mounting evidence to the contrary that came even from Skinner’s former

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Rob Koehler

its ambitions. The second purpose was to establish the Society Library as a sound investment for potential subscribers. The trustees emphasised the security of potential subscribers’ investments by explaining that a share was a type of heritable property as secure as land or other material wealth

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Rob Koehler

its ambitions. The second purpose was to establish the Society Library as a sound investment for potential subscribers. The trustees emphasised the security of potential subscribers’ investments by explaining that a share was a type of heritable property as secure as land or other material wealth