He has written popular books with sound advice to
pet owners as well as theoretical scientific
dissertations. He teaches ethology, anthropology,
and epistemology (theory of knowledge), besides
his practcal work with dogs and horses. He is a
popular guest in TV and radio programs in his home
country and in the US. His English books Dog
Language–An Encyclopedia of Canine Behavior and
The Evolution Of Canine Social Behavior became hits
the moment they reached the US bookshelves. He
lectures often in the US.

Roger Abrantes is especially known for his views on
social behavior and its applications to the daily
understanding of pet behavior; and for his no-
nonsense working methods, a practical and
thorough application of Ethology and Learning
Theory, teaching the animal the new patterns
patiently and efficiently step by step. His actual
work involves research into the evolution of human

In 2002, he was appointed unanimously as
President of the Association of Companion Animal
Behavior Counselors with headquarters in New York
City, USA. He is currently the scientific director of
the Etologisk Institut in Denmark His actual work
involves research into the evolution of human
Roger Abrantes
Copyright 2018 © Barry M. Baker
Roger Abrantes, PhD (Evolutionary Biology and
Ethology) DHC DF MAPBC, born in Portugal in 1951,
has lived most of his life in Denmark.

He is the author to 17 books in English, German,
Spanish, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Italian, and
Czech, and innumerous articles on behavior. He is
probably one of the most versatile ethologists in
the world. His work ranges from lecturing at the
Etologisk Institute, where he is the scientific
director, to appearances as guest lecturer in
universities world wide, popular talks, treatment of
behavior problems, as well as teaching canine and
human behavior to police officers.