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Puppy Temperment Testing

SOCIAL ATTRACTION SCORE THIS
PUPPY 
AVERAGE
MALE 
AVERAGE
FEMALE 
LITTER
AVERAGE
Place puppy in test area. From a few feet away, the tester coaxes the pup to her/him by clapping hands gently and kneeling down.  Tester must coax in a direction away from the point where it entered the testing area. 
Degree of social attraction, confidence or dependence.
         
Came readily, tail up, jumped, bit at hands 
[1]
       
Came readily, tail up, pawed, licked hands 
[2]
       
Came readily, tail up 
[3]
       
Came readily, tail down 
[4]
       
Came hesitantly, tail down 
[5]
       
Didn't come at all 
[6]
       
FOLLOWING SCORE THIS
PUPPY
AVERAGE
MALE
AVERAGE
FEMALE
LITTER
AVERAGE
Stand up and walk away from the pup in a normal manner. Make sure the pup sees you walk away.
Degree of following attraction. 
Not  following = independence.
         
Followed readily, tail up, got underfoot bit at feet.
[1]
       
Followed readily, tail up, got underfoot
[2]
       
Followed readily, tail up
[3]
       
Followed readily, tail down
[4]
       
Followed hesitantly, tail down.
[5]
       
No follow or went away
[6]
       
RESTRAINT DOMINANCE 
30 SECONDS
SCORE THIS
PUPPY
AVERAGE
MALE
AVERAGE
FEMALE
LITTER
AVERAGE
Crouch down and gently roll the pup on his back and hold it with one hand for a full 30 seconds.
Degree of dominant or submissive tendency.
How it accepts stress when socially/physically dominated.
         
Struggled fiercely, flailed, bit.
[1]
       
Struggled fiercely, flailed [2]        
Settled, struggled, settled with some eye contact.
[3]
       
Struggled then settled.
[4]
       
No struggle.
[5]
       
No struggle, straining to avoid eye contact.
[6]
       
SOCIAL DOMINANCE 
30 SECONDS
SCORE THIS
PUPPY
AVERAGE
MALE
AVERAGE
FEMALE
LITTER
AVERAGE
Let pup stand up and gently stroke him from the head to back while you crouch beside him.  Continue stroking until a    recognizable behavior is established.
Degree of acceptance of social dominance.  Pup may try to  dominate by jumping and nipping or is independent and walks  away. 
         
Jumped, pawed, bit, growled
[1]
       
Jumped, pawed
[2]
       
Cuddles up to tester and tries to lick face
[3]
       
Squirmed, licked at hands
[4]
       
Rolled over, licked at hands
[5]
       
Went away and stayed away
[6]
       
ELEVATION  DOMINANCE 
30 SECONDS
SCORE THIS
PUPPY
AVERAGE
MALE
AVERAGE
FEMALE
LITTER
AVERAGE
Bend over and cradle the pup under its belly, fingers interlaced, palms up and elevate it just off the ground.
Hold it there for 30 seconds.
Degree of accepting dominance while in position of no control.
         
Struggled fiercely, bit, growled
[1]
       
Struggled fiercely
[2]
       
No struggle, relaxed
[3]
       
Struggled, settled, licked
[4]
       
No struggle, licked at hands
[5]
       
No struggle, licked at hands.
[6]
       

SCORING
This is a descriptive sliding scale - there are NO pass or fails !

 

 


*DOMINANT
[5]
DOMINANT
[10]
OUTGOING
[15]
ADAPTABLE
[20]
SUBMISSIVE
[25]
INDEPENDENT
[30]
Aggressive
Self Assured
Friendly
Easily Controlled
Submissive
Independent
Resists Leadership
Accepts Leadership
Regular Training
Adaptable & submissive
Bonds Closely
Not Demonstratively Affectionate
Experienced Handler
Field
Firm, Consistant, Knowledgeable Handler
Field & Show
Adapts to Different Environments
Show
Lacks some Confidence
Excellent Family Pet
Regular Companionship & Encouragement
Not Common in Socialized Goldens
Commoner in Hounds
Working Situation
Not for tentative Handler
Not Small Children or Frail Handler
Gentle & Affectionate
Structured Lifestyle
Incorrect Handling = Shy & Fearful
Singularity of Purpose
Not Strongly Attached to Owner

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2016 -We're still here!

Many of our loyal Golden owners have wondered where we are.  My apologies for not keeping this site up to date, our puppies seem to be sold even before they are born.. Zoe, pictured here is our next potential mom. She delvered a lovely litter in 2013 and her "kids" have grown into beautiful young adults.  Zoe will be bred to our English import Camrose Jackanory Silmaril (Jack).  Watch for exciting news about this proposed litter and others planned for 2016.

 

 

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