LL Litter Police/Narcotics Temperament Test Results

LL Litter Police Dog/Narcotics Dog Temperament Test
The LL Litter was tested at 52 Days

Mr. Gold went to Idaho for Search and Rescue, obedience, tracking & agility competition.  Mr. Red went to Missouri for obedience, tracking, barn hunt and rally competition.  Miss Rainbow went to a biologist in Alaska to search out wolverine lairs and bat nests for research. Miss Pink went to Montana as a pet and Mr. Green stayed in Sheridan as a pet.  Mr. White went to Yellowstone Park as a family pet and possible Search & Rescue dog.  Mr. Blue went to Cheyenne as a pet and therapy dog prospect.
I’m keeping Miss Orange (Lovely, see her page).

            My good friend, Suzan Guilford, came to do the police/narcotics test.  She is a former K9 handler and police officer, former police chief, and has taught at the Wyoming Police Academy.  She has done my temperament tests for over seventeen years, except for a two year absence while she was working in Florida.  Suzan and I over the years have incorporated most of the SAR exercises into her testing, in case Janet & Bonnie can’t come do the SAR testing, which was the case with this litter.

The main difference I see between the police/narcotics test and the SAR test is the attitude of the tester.  In the police test, the tester is very quiet, talking little and using very little body movements.  No other people are present and the environment is kept quiet.  In the SAR test, the tester (often two do the test together) is somewhat more enthusiastic, uses some verbal praise and body movements to get the pup “up” and gives praise.       Other people are sometimes present to watch, though they are asked to be as quiet as possible.  This would fit well with the ultimate purpose of the dogs being tested for both types of training.  In police work the dog must be able to dig down deep inside himself or herself to find the courage and aggression to confront a criminal and/or to search independently and at great distance from the handler.  In SAR the handler is usually closer to the dog and is able to praise and encourage him, especially in extended searches.  There is also generally all kinds of activity and distraction at a search scene so the dog must be able to filter out the extraneous activity and focus on her job.  Both tests are fascinating to watch as is the difference in the pups’ responses in each test.

Results are listed after the description of each part of the Test.  At the bottom, test results are listed for GloryToo (mother), Lively (grandmother) and Lively’s mother & grandmother (maternal great-grandmother and great-great grandmother), and Chaos (grandfather.

1.  Acceptance/Attachment     The first test involves evaluating the pup’s acceptance of the strange place and its willingness to interact with the stranger.  Ideal reaction is eye contact and interest in the stranger but no sign of nervousness in the interaction (we don’t want a “Protect me!” attitude), followed by visual investigation of the surroundings and then a return of attention to the tester.

Pup

Rating

Additional Observations
Blue Male Excellent Nice acknowledgment & a kiss
Gold Male Excellent Very nice – observant of all things around him
Green Male Above average Very good
Orange Female Average 10 seconds before recognition
Pink Female Average Good – no licks but recognized me
Rainbow Female Excellent Very nice.  Friendly.
Red Male Above average 4 seconds –   kissing
White Male Excellent Great; within 3 seconds recognized me
Yellow Male Excellent Tail wagging right away; within 4 seconds recognized me

2.  Pain Sensitivity     The loose skin over the ribs is gently pinched and the pup’s reaction is noted.  Ideal reaction is to notice the pinch but be unconcerned by it.  We also look for a willingness to forgive the tester.

Pup

Rating

Additional Observations
Blue Male Excellent Good
Gold Male Excellent Nice – reached back to my hand
Green Male Excellent Very good
Orange Female Excellent Good
Pink Female Excellent Nice
Rainbow Female Excellent Very good
Red Male Excellent Very good
White Male Excellent Good
Yellow Male Excellent Very good

3.  Retrieve     Next, willingness to retrieve is evaluated using different toys:  a stuffed toy, and
a tennis ball.  Ideal reaction is to repeatedly being the toy back to the handler rather than moving off to “possess” it.  The type of bite on the toys is evaluated:  a full mouth bite shows more confidence and drive than a front-teeth-only bite.

Pup

Rating

Additional Observations
Blue Male Minimal Brought it back 1 time; OK chasing
Gold Male Minimal Chased – no retrieve
Green Male Minimal No retrieve
Orange Female Minimal Lots of prey
Pink Female Minimal Chased – no retrieve
Rainbow Female Minimal No retrieve
Red Male Minimal prey
White Male Minimal Good prey
Yellow Male Minimal Good prey – no retrieve

4.  Perseverance  Then perseverance is evaluated by seeing how enthusiastically they will pursue, grab hold, and tug on a rope sack.  Ideal reaction is to pursue enthusiastically, grasp with a full mouth bite, tug and do everything possible to posses the object.  If a sack is used, we like to see a pup get its whole body on the sack in an effort to subdue it.

Pup

Rating

Additional Observations
Blue Male Average Would chase; just front teeth bite
Gold Male Average OK – followed but watching other things too
Green Male Average Pretty good; medium following, good bite
Orange Female Above average Pretty good; nice bite
Pink Female Average – minimal OK – would follow – no strong tugs
Rainbow Female Average OK – would chase
Red Male Above average Very good; nice bite & great following
White Male Above average Liked tug of war; fairly good bite
Yellow Male Average Fairly good bite; followed tug

5.    Fear  A metal can filled with metal items (horseshoes, nails, bolts, etc.) is dropped behind them from a height of about 2 feet while they are looking away from it.  Will the pup hold its ground and then go look at what dropped from nowhere?  Excellent reaction is to acknowledge and turn towards the sound and then confidently go see what made the racket.  The tester encourages the pup to investigate, if it doesn’t on its own.  She notes how much encouragement is needed.  I find most of my pups look towards the racket and keep on playing with the toy they had, rather than stopping their play to go investigate.

Pup

Rating

Additional Observations
Blue Male Average – minimal Jumped with can drop, then came back
Gold Male Above average Solid – made acknowledgement and kept going
Green Male Average – minimal Jumped up
Orange Female Above average Nice – came around and put head in bucket
Pink Female Minimal Didn’t like can
Rainbow Female Average Didn’t like it
Red Male Above average OK, no big reaction
White Male Above average Okay – went to investigate
Yellow Male Average Good – stood ground & checked

6.  Courage and Aggression Courage and aggression is evaluated using an electric train that when turned on moves erratically, whistles loudly, clanks, etc.  Will they stand their ground?  Will they go investigate it?  Excellent reaction is to go to the moving, clanking train and check it out.  Extremely excellent reaction is to actually attack it while it moves.  Good reaction is to investigate it after the tester turns it off.  The tester encourages the pup to investigate after it is turned off, if it wouldn’t while it was “whistling” and moving.  She notes how much encouragement is needed.

Pup

Rating

Additional Observations
Blue Male Average – minimal Saw it & tayed away
Gold Male Above average Very good
Green Male Average Took off across room; coaxed back verbally to investigate
Orange Female Above average Good – after it was off, sniffed up & down
Pink Female Minimal Didn’t like; not running away but no investigation
Rainbow Female Average Stayed away from train; easily coaxed to visit it
Red Male Above average OK
White Male Average Large circle around
Yellow Male Average OK – stayed at a distance & came up after it was off

7.    Surprise   The last test involves getting the pup to chase you (or a toy) towards a place with a hidden person, from behind which an umbrella is opened suddenly and then lowered to the ground, still open.  The pups are evaluated on how they recover from being startled and if they’ll go investigate.  Ideal reaction is for the pup to startle but hold its ground, then move right up to check out the umbrella.  A super excellent reaction is to go up and bite it and/or walk all over it. The tester encourages the pup to investigate after the umbrella is on the top step, if it doesn’t on its own.  She notes how much encouragement is needed. 

Pup

Rating

Additional Observations
Blue Male Average OK – no big reaction
Gold Male Above average Very nice – good reaction
Green Male Average OK – stood ground
Orange Female Above average OK – stopped then circled around and left
Pink Female Average OK – no big reaction
Rainbow Female Average Stood ground; growled
Red Male Above average Ignored it for the most part
White Male Average OK – stopped in tracks; walked a circle around
Yellow Male Average OK – stopped & walked around

 Search And Rescue Tests

Submission Test  The submission test is designed to give an idea of the pup’s tractability, trust in humans, and willingness to submit to a human’s directives. In the submission test the pup is held firmly on its back for a short period of time.  The tester counts the seconds it takes for him to resist, then accept, the restraint.  She should not passively accept the restraint, nor should she panic or show avoidance of eye contact.  Ideal reaction is to resist, then submit and look the tester in the face.  We also look for a willingness to forgive the tester.

Pup

Rating

Additional Observations
Blue Male Above average Looked at me after 10 sec & struggled
Gold Male Above average Good – looked at me right away – 8 sec
Green Male Above average 6 – 7 seconds
Orange Female Above average Good – 12 seconds before looked at me
Pink Female Average – minimal 30 seconds & quiet squirming
Rainbow Female Average Squirmed & whined up to 18 seconds then looked
Red Male Average 30 seconds & kept whining, then looked
White Male Above average Looked at me within first 2 seconds, then again after 11
Yellow Male Above average 13 seconds

Confidence Test  The confidence part of the test involves holding the pup out at arm’s length for several seconds.  Again, the pup should accept the handler putting it in position and remain calm.

Pup

Rating

Additional Observations
Blue Male Excellent Good
Gold Male Excellent Good
Green Male Average Didn’t want to be held out
Orange Female Above average 20 seconds
Pink Female Minimal Didn’t want to be away from my body
Rainbow Female Average OK – didn’t want to be held out
Red Male Average 10 seconds
White Male Above average Nice
Yellow Male Excellent Good, 20 seconds

Unstable Footing   Since SAR dogs will search in all kinds of terrain and areas of destruction, they must be confident in insecure situations.  We used a tarp, packing paper and some big sheets of bubble wrap.

Pup

Rating

Additional Observations
Blue Male Above average Very good
Gold Male Above average Very good; went to plastic
Green Male Average OK, coaxed over
Orange Female Excellent Very good
Pink Female Above average Very good
Rainbow Female Above average –   average OK, had to coax her over paper
Red Male Above average Very good
White Male Above average No problem with tarp or paper
Yellow Male Above average Very good

Cadaver Test  A jar with human cadaver scent was opened and placed a distance away.   Pups were drawn to the general area by dragging a rope toy that they pursued, then the tester stood quietly and noted if their noses led them to the scent and whether they liked it or not.

Pup

Rating

Additional Observations
Blue Male Above average Sniffed and licked top
Gold Male Average OK, finally noticed
Green Male Minimal No interest
Orange Female Excellent Nice – licked & tried opening jar
Pink Female Above average Nice reaction – licked and left
Rainbow Female Excellent Good – whined, licked & scratched
Red Male Insufficient No interest
White Male Above average Took a good sniff & licked
Yellow Male Insufficient No interest

Wildlife Scat Test  One of these pups was to go to a biologist to help with research projects by locating bat nests and wolverine lairs.  Bird nests were suggested for the test since bat and wolverine scent wasn’t available.  Two buckets with lids but having holes in the sides, each containing a bird’s nest, were placed about 10′.   Pups were drawn to the general area by dragging a rope toy that they pursued, then the tester stood quietly and gave them time to investigate if they desired.  If a pup didn’t notice the nest, Suzan opened the lid and tapped on the bucket.

Pup

Rating

Additional Observations
Blue Male Minimal No interest
Gold Male Minimal No interest
Green Male Minimal No interest
Orange Female Minimal Not too interested
Pink Female Minimal Not interested
Rainbow Female Average Put head in bucket to sniff
Red Male Insufficient No interest
White Male Minimal OK – recognized but went by
Yellow Male Insufficient No interest

Hunt for Food This test begins with a piece of jerky tied on a string and dragged to attract the pup’s interest and see how interested it is, how hard it will work to get it, and how hard it will work to keep it as the tester jerks, tugs and generally prevents the pup from easily eating it.  She then entices the pup to follow it to the area where she has hidden food (test 2).

Pup

Rating

Additional Observations
Blue Male Minimal Very little interest
Gold Male Excellent good
Green Male Above average good
Orange Female Above average Good chase of food
Pink Female Average Not a lot of interest; caught sight of hidden food
Rainbow Female Excellent Good – liked playing tug
Red Male Excellent Good
White Male Average OK – didn’t pull hard enough to break jerky off
Yellow Male Above average Very nice following

Hunt for Food II  Suzan hid treats in the middle of the room.  The pups had to use their noses to find where the treats were.  They were judged on how they followed her direction for where to search and how systematic their searching was.

Pup

Rating

Additional Observations
Blue Male Minimal Found a few with eyes but no other interest
Gold Male Excellent Very nice – systematic – eyes & nose
Green Male Above average Systematic; methodical
Orange Female Excellent Nice & methodical; used both eyes & nose
Pink Female Above average Good; eyes first, then nose
Rainbow Female Excellent Very good –   systematic – used eyes & nose
Red Male Excellent Nice – lots of nose & eyes
White Male Average Good – went to food, found and ate
Yellow male Excellent Good – systematic

Tester Comments:     Didn’t have time to write many comments.  Pups all have nice prey drive.

Pup

Comment
Blue Male
Gold Male
Green Male Good boy -very solid
Orange Female
Pink Female
Rainbow Female Easily voice coaxed.  Athletic.  Very personable.
Red Male
White Male
Yellow Male

 Summary 

Pup

Rating

Tests
Blue Male excellent Attachment, Confidence, Sensitivity
Blue Male above average Submission, Cadaver, Unstable Footing
Blue Male average Perseverance, Aggression & Courage, Surprise
Blue Male minimal Retrieve ball, Retrieve toy, Fear, Wildlife Scat, Hunt for Food I, Hunt for Food II
Gold Male excellent Attachment, Confidence, Sensitivity, Hunt for Food I, Hunt for Food II
Gold Male above average Fear, Aggression & Courage, Surprise, Submission, Unstable Footing
Gold Male average Perseverance, Cadaver
Gold Male minimal Retrieve ball, Retrieve toy, Wildlife scat
Green Male excellent Sensitivity
Green Male above average Attachment, Submission, Hunt for Food I, Hunt for Food II
Green Male average Confidence, Perseverance, Fear, Aggression & Courage,   Surprise, Unstable Footing
Green Male minimal Retrieve ball, retrieve toy, Cadaver, Wildlife scat
Orange Female excellent Sensitivity, Cadaver, Unstable Footing, Hunt for Food II
Orange Female above average Confidence, Perseverance, Fear, Aggression & Courage, Surprise, Submission, Hunt for   Food I
Orange Female average Attachment
Orange Female minimal Retrieve ball, Retrieve toy, Wildlife scat
Pink Female excellent Sensitivity
Pink Female above average Cadaver, Hunt for Food II, Unstable Footing
Pink Female average Attachment, Perseverance, Surprise, Hunt for Food I
Pink Female minimal Confidence, Retrieve ball, Retrieve toy, Fear, Aggression & Courage, Submission, Wildlife scat
Rainbow Female excellent Attachment, Sensitivity, Cadaver, Hunt for Food I, Hunt for Food II
Rainbow Female above average Unstable Footing
Rainbow Female average Confidence, Perseverance, Fear, Aggression & Courage, Surprise, Submission, Wildlife scat
minimal  Retrieve ball, Retrieve toy
Red Male excellent Sensitivity, Hunt for Food I, Hunt for Food II
Red Male above average Attachment, Perseverance, Fear, Aggression & Courage, Unstable Footing
Red Male average Confidence, Surprise, Submission
Red Male minimal Retrieve ball, Retrieve toy, Cadaver, Wildlife scat
White Male excellent Attachment, Sensitivity
White Male above average Confidence, Perseverance, Fear, Submission, Cadaver, Unstable Footing
White Male average Aggression & Courage, Surprise, Hunt for Food I, Hunt for   Food II
White Male minimal Retrieve ball, Retrieve toy, Wildlife scat
Yellow Male excellent Attachment, Confidence, Sensitivity, Hunt for Food II
Yellow Male above average Submission, Hunt for Food I, Unstable Footing
Yellow Male average Perseverance, Fear, Aggression & Courage, Surprise
Yellow Male insufficient Retrieve ball, Retrieve toy, Cadaver, Wildlife scat

 Comparison

Test

1

Excellent

2

Above Average

3

Average

4

Minimal

5

Insufficient

Attachment

Blue, Gold, Rainbow, White, Yellow

Green, Red

Orange, Pink

Confidence

Blue, Gold, Yellow

Orange, White

Green, Rainbow, Red

Pink

Pain Sensitivity

all

Retrieve Ball  all
Retrieve Toy  all
Perseverance

Purple, Red, Orange, White

Blue, Gold, Green, Rainbow, Yellow

Pink

Fear (can)

Gold, Orange, Red, White

Green, Rainbow, Yellow

Blue, Pink

Aggression &   Courage (train)

Gold, Orange, Red

Blue, Green, Rainbow, White, Yellow

Pink

Surprise (umbrella)

Gold, Orange, Red

Blue, Green, Pink, Rainbow, White, Yellow

Submission

Blue, Gold, Green, Orange, White, Yellow

Rainbow, Red

Pink

Cadaver

Orange, Rainbow

Blue, Pink, White

Gold

Green

Red, Yellow

Wildlife Scat

Rainbow, White

Blue, Gold, Green, Orange, Pink

Red, Yellow

Hunt for Food I (jerky on string)

Gold, Rainbow, Red

Green, Orange, Yellow

Pink, White

Blue

Hunt for Food II (hidden pieces)

Gold, Orange, Rainbow, Red, Yellow

Green, Pink

White

Blue

Unstable Footing

Orange

Blue, Gold, Pink, Red, White, Yellow

Green, Rainbow

 

For interest, I include the puppies’ mother’s, grandparent’s and great-grandparent’s temperament test results below.  All of these tests were done by Suzan, former police K9 handler, except for Lively’s & Quinta’s SAR tests, done by Janet Wilts.

Glory Too’s Temperament Tests (mother of this litter) 

Test

Rating

Comments

Acceptance/Attachment Excellent Very nice, acknowledged & then wanted to get   down.
Pain   Sensitivity Excellent Good reaction:  wagged tail, licked hand
Retrieve Average on ball; minimal on toy OK.  Once she got into it, was good.  Not much interest in toys.
Perseverance Above Average Good.  Not a full bite but liked the prey aspect.
Fear Above Average Good. Investigated when encouraged to.
Courage and   Aggression Average Kept a distance from train but came & looked at it.
Surprise Minimal Ran away & then returned when verbally encouraged.
Submission Excellent Good eye contact right away & wanted up.
Confidence Excellent Nice – no problem
Unstable Footing Excellent
Hunt for Food I Above Average Good.  Systematic.
Hunt for Food II Above Average Very Good.  Used nose – willing to work with handler.

Tester Comments:  Nice girl overall – very social & sound – Happy!

 

Lively’s Temperament Tests
(maternal grandmother of this litter)

Search And Rescue Test by Janet Wilts, done at 52 & 53 days of age (10 is top score) 

  Rating SAR & Schutzhund prospect
Saturday 9 – 10  Confident, good prey
Sunday 10 Good nose, good eye contact, good prey, good tug

Lively’s Police Dog/Narcotics Dog Temperament Test, done at 54 days

Since Janet can seldom come to test my pups, Suzan and I over the years have incorporated most of the SAR exercises into our testing.  This was especially nice this time because Janet was unable to do her regular tests due to the weather.

Test

Rating

Comments

Acceptance/Attachment Excellent Great.  Ran up, licked & nipped at my face
Pain   Sensitivity Excellent Excellent!!
Retrieve Above Average Lots of chase – no bringing
Perseverance Excellent Lots of prey, good speed
Courage and   Aggression Above Average Good!!
Fear Above Average Good – didn’t investigate
Surprise Above Average OK – looked and stopped

Lively’s Search And Rescue Test

Test

Rating

Comments

Submission & Confidence Above Average Good – no eye contact right away
Unstable   Footing   Excellent
Hunt for   Toy   Above Average Stayed with specific toy for a long time
Hunt for   Food  Excellent Great.  Not intimidated, willing to go the distance

Tester Comments:     Full of “Reckless Abandonment.”  Fantastic.  Good full mouth bite.  Drug on blanket (perseverance test). Cel’s note:  What Suzan is referring to is that she had her whole body on the blanket and stayed there while Suzan drug her all around.)

Summary

Rating

Tests

Excellent Sensitivity,   Perseverance, Hunt for Food, Attachment
Above Average Submission, Aggression/Courage, Retrieve, Fear, Hunt for Toy, Surprise

 

 Quinta’s Temperament Tests
(Lively’s mother; maternal great-grandmother of this litter)

The Q Litter was tested on October 30th & 31st, when they were 46 & 47 days old.  Results are listed after the description of each part of the Test.  An extensive Search & Rescue test was done on the 30th, with some retesting on the 31st after the police/narcotics test, if the SAR tester (Janet) hadn’t been satisfied with the pup’s reactions the day before.  For the SAR test, we took the pups to a rural schoolyard which had a very large grassy field.   Heavy rain the day before made the field too soggy for the entire test, so most of the exercises were done in the playground area which is deep in wood chips.  The chips proved to be way too highly tempting to the pups and Janet had to clear their mouths often to get them to go after the toys rather than the chips.  Results are listed after the description of each part of the Test.  You will note that some exercises are done in both tests and other exercises are unique to one test or the other.  Janet was the primary tester, with Kelly, another SAR person, adding her ratings on some tests.  A table with scores from every phase of the test is listed after the test explanation.  Pups reactions are rated on a scale from 1 to 10, with 10 being excellent.

Temperament Test 1:  the Search & Rescue test

Tug, Prey Drive, Chase, Retrieve Drive, Bite The first series of tests involve the pup’s desire to play, chase the toy, how well the pup bites and hold the toy when he or she gets it, and whether the pup will bring it back to the tester.

Strange Noise, Unstable Surface  The pups are exposed to both a strange, potentially scary noise and an unstable surface.  In this particular test we used a plastic tarp draped over a camp chair.  Janet also invented some additional tests by asking the pups to negotiate a metal grating on the playground equipment, to climb a series of wood sections that ended with a widow and a 6’ drop to the ground.  Janet tested the pups’ trust by handing them down to a helper and noting their reactions.

Hunt for Food and Hunt for Toys  The pups are tested to determine their desire to find the toy when it’s hidden, and to find food.  The toy was hidden under the tarp and the pup encouraged to look for it.  A piece of bacon on a string was drug and bounced past the pups to test their desire to use their noses when they couldn’t see the bacon.  Janet took off fast with the bacon drag and ran way out into the field behind the school.  Quinta was one of only three pups that noticed this first run; Janet had to repeat it twice more to give all pups a chance to be tested.  It is fascinating to see those little noses go to the ground and guide the galloping pups after Janet when she outruns them.

Submission, Forgiveness, Socialability   The pups are graded on their desire to interact with and play with the tester.  For the submission test, each pup was placed on its back and held down firmly for about 10 seconds.  Desirable reaction includes struggle followed by acceptance.  Undesirable reactions include total passivity or frantic struggle with refusal to “give” to the human, or trying to bite.  The pup is judged afterwards on its willingness to forgive the tester for the submission test.  The pup is also held in the air at arms length to judge its confidence in being unsupported.

Confidence  Janet also invented some additional tests by asking the pups to negotiate a metal grating on the playground equipment, to climb a series of wood sections that ended with a widow and a 6’ drop to the ground.  Janet then further tested the pups’ trust and confidence by handing them down to a helper and noting their reactions.

Test Results

Test Janet’s Rating Kelly’s Rating
Tug 10+, really grips 10
Prey 10 10
Retrieve   5 6
Unstable Surface 10 10
Forgiveness 10 10
Socialability 10 10
Chase 10 10
Hunt for Food 10
Hunt for Toy no
Noise 10 10
Submission 8 8
Bite 10 10
Trust good

 Quinta’s Temperament Test 2:  The police dog/narcotics dog test

Saturday had been a beautiful day, but Sunday brought a storm with wind and rain mixed with snow.  We had to do the test in a large unheated garage.  The police test is quite different from the Search & Rescue Test.  The main difference I noticed in the SAR test was that the testers played with the pups at the same time, and evaluated them for all of the above as they played with them.  They were also much more physically active and used excited voices and clapping to encourage the pups, while the tester in the police test is very calm and low key, asking the pups to draw the excitement forth from within themselves.  Another difference was that other people stood around just feet from and in full view of each pup as it was tested.  In the police test only the tester is within sight or scent of the pup during the testing and everyone was required to be very quiet. 

Suzan was the main tester, with Janet hiding to open the umbrella on the surprise test.  Janet also gave ratings on some of the test. 

Test

Suzan

Janet (10 =   excellent)

Acceptance/Attachment Excellent 8
Pain Sensitivity Excellent
Retrieve High Average 5
Unstable Surfaces Excellent 10
Perseverance Excellent Tug 10; prey 10
Courage and Aggression Above Average 10
Fear Excellent 10
Surprise Excellent 10
Submission Above Average
Forgiveness Above Average Medium
Social Above Average 8

Tester Comments:  Very nice, independent pup.  For the most part, full bites & lots of interest.  Puts full body into what she is doing.  Very curious and friendly.

Jubilee’s Temperament Test
(Quinta’s mother, Lively’s great-grandmother; maternal great-great-grandmother of this litter)
Jubilee was tested at 52 days (9/6/1998)

This was Suzan’s straight police/narcotics test, before Janet’s Search & Rescue influence caused us to incorporate more items into our test.

Test

Rating

Comments

Attachment Excellent Had no problem following another person
Sensitivity Excellent High pain tolerance – came back to handler
Retrieve Above Average No retrieve – did not bring back
Perseverance Above Average Chased everything
Fear Excellent No reaction – turned and looked into can
Aggression & Courage Above Average Stood over and sniffed
Surprise Excellent Stopped.  Barked.  Looked at umbrella

 

Chaos’ Temperament Tests (maternal grandfather of this litter)

Chaos’ breeder did not do a formal temperament test, so we did one when he arrived.  He was 8 weeks old. 

Test

Rating

Comments

Acceptance/Attachment Above Average Nice!  No problem   with adjustment.
Pain   Sensitivity Excellent
Retrieve Average Somewhat interested in other things as well.  Easily encouraged.
Perseverance Average Lots of prey, good speed
Fear Excellent Looked at can, then went about business.
Courage and   Aggression Excellent Did everything but pick it up.
Surprise Above Average Not fair test but no problem.    Looked at umbrella and investigated person.
Submission Above Average 5 seconds.  Was   squirming.  Made eye contact once.
Hunt for Toy Above Average Pretty good.  Couldn’t decide which toy he liked better.
Hunt for Food Above Average Very good. Fairly systematic.

Tester Comments:  Nice pup – very solid and courageous.  Has a good bit, full mouthed with toys and pull toy.  Nice reaction to train and umbrella.  Gets along with other dogs well (met her dogs afterwards).  Good nose – found food easily and liked looking for it, followed direction of handler.  Nicely encouraged.  Great little boy!

 

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