Search & Rescue Test, page 12

Independence How comfortable is the pup, will it work away from the tester or does it stay underfoot? Or does it avoid dealing with the tester by staying away and playing on its own.

Pup Rating                                             Additional Observations

Blue Male
Janet: 10
Bonnie: 10                                             off on his own but social

Brown Male
Janet: 8                                                  followed me
Bonnie: 10                                             explored on own but then followed Janet

Gray Male
Janet: 8
Bonnie: 8

Green Male
Janet: 7
Bonnie: 7                                               prefers people

Pink Female
Janet: 10
Bonnie: 9

Purple Female
Janet: 10
Bonnie: 8

Red Male
Janet: 10
Bonnie: 10

White Male
Janet: 10
Bonnie: 10                                             checked out new things, went through tunnel on his own

Yellow Female
Janet: 9
Bonnie: 9

Mr. Brown

Miss Yellow

 

Aggression and Courage  Courage and aggression is normally evaluated using something that vibrates, makes noise and moves erratically. Today they didn’t do a specific test for this so I have no photos, but I include some from a previous litter’s SAR test.  For the JJ litter we used the usual toy – a police car which, when you push buttons, has lights that flash and stern voices that instruct you to put your hands up and all those other common police orders.  For the MM litter, the police car wasn’t wanting to do much so we substituted a Bubble Ball, which vibrates and hums and bounces erratically. Will they stand their ground? Will they go investigate it? Excellent reaction is to go to the car 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 making noise. She notes how much encouragement is needed.

Pup Rating                                          Additional Observations

Blue Male
Janet: 10
Bonnie: 9

Brown Male
Janet: 9
Bonnie: 9

Gray Male
Janet: 9 – 10
Bonnie: 10

Green Male
Janet: 6
Bonnie: 7

Pink Female
Janet: 9
Bonnie: 9

Purple Female
Janet: 10
Bonnie: 9

Red Male
Janet: 9
Bonnie: 10

White Male
Janet: 10
Bonnie: 10

Yellow Female
Janet: 9
Bonnie: 10

Miss Purple from the JJ litter, tested at 48 days (became my Mercy)

Miss Pink from the MM litter, tested at 51 days

also see the sound sensitivity test in the other temperament test

to SAR Test, page 13 (Hunt for Food I)
to SAR Test, page 14 (Hunt for Food II)
to SAR Test, page 15 (Puppy Drag & Summaries)
back to SAR Test, page 1 (Attachment, Eye Contact, Confidence, Retrieve)
back to SAR Test, page 2 (Retrieve cont’d, Perseverance, Tug)
back to SAR Test, page 3 (Tug, cont’d)
back to SAR Test, page 4 (Metal Object, Prey Drive)
back to SAR Test, page 5 (Hunt for Toy)
back to SAR Test, page 6 (Pain Sensitivity, Unstable Footing)
back to SAR Test, page 7 (Submission, Cadaver)
back to SAR Test, page 8 (Runaway)
back to SAR Test, page 9 (Runaway cont’d, Reaction to Strange Object)
back to SAR Test, page 10 (Wagon, Wheelbarrow)
back to SAR Test, page 11 (Fear [Can], Surprise [Umbrella])

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