Can Walkies Tell Who's the Leader of the Pack? (video) University of Oxford Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption Dogs' paths during group walks could be used to determine leadership roles and through that their social ranks and personality traits, say researchers from Oxford University, Eötvös University, Budapest, and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Using high-resolution GPS harnesses, scientists tracked the movements of six dogs and their owner across 14 30-40 minute walks off the lead. The dogs' movements were measurably influenced by underlying social hierarchies and personality differences. The video shows the dogs, of the Vizsla breed, equipped with GPS harnesses running and playing in a large field near Budapest on one of these walks. Credit Enikő Kubinyi Usage Restrictions The video is free to use for media purposes, in full or in part, with attribution. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.