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Old 08-23-2007, 02:45 PM   #1
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Nicolej's post about temperament testing puppies got me looking around. It must be a treat to interact with puppies that small-before they have been exposed to very much. And already they seem to have little personalities.
I found this site:
http://landofpuregold.com/puptest.htm
that is based on the Volhards' book, Dog Training For Dummies.
I guess I wonder what mine would have been like as little puppies...
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Old 08-23-2007, 02:58 PM   #2
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Yup that is the one we are using.
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I, too, wonder what Colbi would have been like.
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Cool! Thanks for the post! I'm going to post an interesting article on puppies too..

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Great info!
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I have seen this test as well. But, I wonder if it's really a good, specific test. As I was reading it and thinking of what I want in a puppy. I felt it didn't really understand herding instinct and herding dogs - nor agility dogs in particular. I felt it was too general. I thought it would be good for someone looking for a house pet. I wonder if breeders of specific breeds or dogs bred for specific jobs have come up with more refined tests for their breed?
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Thats good for people buying there first puppy what to look for.
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I did the test with Pebble and he came up with an even amount of 3s and 4s.
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I have seen this test as well. But, I wonder if it's really a good, specific test. As I was reading it and thinking of what I want in a puppy. I felt it didn't really understand herding instinct and herding dogs - nor agility dogs in particular. I felt it was too general. I thought it would be good for someone looking for a house pet. I wonder if breeders of specific breeds or dogs bred for specific jobs have come up with more refined tests for their breed?
You mean like this?
http://www.flockguard.org/trainlgdtest.htm
http://www.angelfire.com/bc2/CKCShow...t_herding.html
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I did the test with Pebble and he came up with an even amount of 3s and 4s.
Charlie was mainly fours on the night we met him
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