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Defensive Aggression

Behaviors indicating that the dog will not attack unless the stimulus eliciting the behavior does not withdraw (typically rooted in fear and characterized by backward and lowered body language and threatening postures intended to protect the dog's body, (e.g., tucked tail).

Date Added to Lexicon
Standard Source (Designation Number Title of Standard. Publisher, Place, Year.)
ANSI/ASB 085 Standard for Detection Canine Selection, Kenneling, and Healthcare. AAFS Academy Standards Board (ASB), 410 North 21st Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80904, 2021. Source link