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, page 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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