Here, you can find links to useful resources such as published research which is freely available in the public domain.
Canine health and welfare: Maintaining momentum through a “systems thinking” approach. Philippa Robinson; Oct. 2012 (pdf)
Do puppies have secret powers? RSPCA presentation at the Association of Dog and Cat Homes’ annual conference about people’s motivations for getting a puppy (pdf)
Hound Hub – The Open University has free resources to learn about dogs (history, science, technology)