About the Conference

What is the Canine Science Forum?

The Canine Science Forum is an interdisciplinary Conference that brings together scientists with different expertise on Canines. It is held biannually since 2008 and it is the main international meeting devoted to the biology, ecology and behaviour of dogs, wolves and related canids.

Aims and scope

    Through enhancing communication between various fields, the Canine Science Forum aims at substantiating canine biology in order to develop it as a major model for biological investigations. The Canine Science Forum also intends to utilize science as a source of knowledge to promote:
  • Consolidation of an interdisciplinary field of canine biology
  • Better integration of dogs in our rapidly changing modern society
  • Dog science that develops non-invasive research technologies (good scientific practice)

The Canine Science Forum is also aimed to spread information on the advantageous roles of dogs in our society and thus increase their well-being

Major topics (following Tinbergen’s 4 questions)

Mechanisms behind canine behaviour

Development of Canids

Functions of canine behaviour

Evolution of Canines

Applied topics

The dog-human relationship

Applied aspects of canine biology

Important dates

      abstract submission abstract acceptance early bird registration regular registration

  • Organization

  • The 2018 Canine Science Forum is organized by the Department of Ethology of the Eötvös Loránd University

    Organizing committee

    Scientific Committee

    Advisory Board