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Dogs have always been associated with death. However, these associations have changed as our relationship with them has changed. In the beginning of our relationship dogs were often associated with evils and devils, then evolved to become our protectors, and now are viewed as family and loyal companions. Dogs have not changed, though - they have always been our companions and protectors. Rather, their associations with death tell us about ourselves and how we view the world.
Utah State University
Animal Sciences | Life Sciences
Giles, Andrea, "Dogs and Death: A Changing Association" (2020). Fall Student Research Symposium 2020. 21.