cynophobia

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cyno- +‎ -phobia

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cynophobia ‎(usually uncountable, plural cynophobias)

  1. An irrational fear or hatred of dogs or other canines.
    • 2001, Steven R. Lindsay, Handbook of Applied Dog Behavior and Training: Etiology and Assessment of Behavior Problems, ISBN 0813828686, p. 164.
      This finding has significant implications for the study of cynophobia, since one would expect from the classical conditioning model of fear that a dog bite should have a lasting negative impact on a child's attitude toward dogs.

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