Puppy Apptitude Test
Test Chart
Social  Attraction 
Following  Restraint 
Social Dominance 
Elevation 
1 
2 
3 
4 
5 
6 
Retrieving  Touch  Sensitivity  Sound Sensitivity  Stability 
1 
2 
3 
4 
5 
Straight Front  Shoulder Angulation  Shoulder Layback  Croup Angulation  Straight  Rear  Rear Angulation 
Good 
Fair 
Poor 

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INTERPRETATION OF SCORES  

Mostly 1ís:  
This dog is extremely dominant and has aggressive tendencies. It is quick to bite and is generally considered not good with children or the elderly. When combined with a 1 or 2 in touch sensitivity, will be a difficult dog to train. Not a dog for the in experienced handler; takes a competent trainer to establish leadership.  

Mostly 2ís:  
This dog is dominant and can be provoked to bite. Responds well to firm, consistent, fair handling in an adult household, and is likely to be a loyal pet once it respects its human leader. Often has bouncy, outgoing temperament: may be too active for elderly, and too dominant for small children. 

Mostly 3ís:  
This dog accepts human leaders easily. Is best prospect for the average owner, adapts well to new situations and generally good with children and elderly, although it may be inclined to be active. Makes a good obedience prospect and usually has a common sense approach to life.  

Mostly 4ís:  
This dog is submissive and will adapt to most households. May be slightly less outgoing and active than a dog scoring mostly 3ís. Gets along well with children in general and trains well.  

Mostly 5ís:  
This dog is extremely submissive and needs special handling to build confidence and bring him out of his shell. Does not adapt well to change and confusion and needs a very regular, structured environment. Usually safe around children and bites only when severely stressed. Not a good choice for a beginner since it frightens easily, and takes a long time to get used to new experiences.  

Mostly 6ís:  
This dog is independent. He is not affectionate and may dislike petting and cuddling. It is difficult to establish a relationship with him for working or as a pet. Not recommended for children who may force attention on him; he is not a beginnerís dog.  
a) When combined with 1ís (especially in restraint); the independent dog is likely to bite under stress.  
b) When combined with 5ís the independent dog is likely to hide from people, or freeze when approached by a stranger.  
No clear patterns (several 1ís, 2ís and 5ís):  
This dog may not be feeling well. Perhaps just ate or was recently wormed. Wait two days and re-test. If the test still shows wide variations (lots of 1ís and 5ís), it is probably unpredictable and unlikely to be a good pet or obedience dog.  

SCORING TIPS  

3 in Social Attraction and Social Dominance:  
The socially attracted dog is more easily taught to come and is more cuddly and friendly. Its interest in people can be a useful tool in training, despite other scores.  
1 in Restraint and 1 in Touch Sensitivity:  
The dominant aggressive dog, insensitive to touch, will be a handful to train and extremely difficult for anyone other than an exceptionally competent handler.  
5 in Stability:  
This is likely to be a ďspookyĒ dog which is never desirable. It requires a great deal of extra work to get a spooky dog adapted to new situations and they generally cannot be depended upon in a crisis.  
5 in Touch and Sound Sensitivity:  
May also be very ďspookyĒ and needs delicate handling to prevent the dog from becoming frightened.  

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