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Temperament Test Info

Puppy Aptitude Test

This is a reflection of the Volhard's most recent version of their puppy temperament test.  You can find out more...

SAFER™ (Safety Assessment for Evaluating Rehoming) – ASPCA

In 2007, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA®) acquired SAFER™ (Safety Assessment for Evaluating Rehoming).The...

A Systematic Review of the Reliability and Validity of Behavioural Tests Used to Assess Behavioural Characteristics Important in Working Dogs, Karen Brady, Nina Cracknell, Helen Zulch, Daniel Simon Mills – 2018

Background: Working dogs are selected based on predictions from tests that they will be able to perform specific tasks in...

Behavioural testing in dogs: A review of methodology in search for standardisation, Claire Diederich, Jean-Marie Giffroy – 2004

AbstractAs a consequence of their living close to humans as pets, for working purposes or as laboratory animals, dogs give...

Which personality dimensions do puppy tests measure? A systematic procedure for categorizing behavioral assays, Monica E. McGarrity, David L. Sinn, Samuel D. Gosling – 2014

ABSTRACTWith the recent increase in interest in personality in dogs, behavioral assays of their behavior have proliferated. There has been...

The Utility of Model Dogs for Assessing Conspecific Aggression in Fighting Dogs: Pamela J.Reid, Victoria A.Cussen, Kristen Collins, L. Randall Lockwood 2022

Highlights The behavior of fight-bred dogs to a life-sized plush model, and same- and opposite-sex conspecifics was assessed for within-individual...