Search & Rescue Test, page 2

Retrieve, continued   Next, willingness to retrieve is evaluated using different toys and balls. 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.

Mr. Green

Mr. Brown

also see the retrieve test in the other temperament test

 

Perseverance (Chase) Then perseverance is evaluated by seeing how enthusiastically they will pursue and grab hold of an object. Ideal reaction is to pursue enthusiastically and grasp with a full mouth bite.

Pup Rating                                                  Additional Observations

Blue Male
Janet: 10
Bonnie: 10

Brown Male
Janet: 9
Bonnie: 9                                                     pant legs more interesting

Gray Male
Janet: 9
Bonnie: 9

Green Male
Janet: 8
Bonnie: 8

Pink Female
Janet: 8
Bonnie: 10

Purple Female
Janet: 9
Bonnie: 8

Red Male
Janet: 8
Bonnie: 7

White Male
Janet: 10
Bonnie: 10

Yellow Female
Janet: 9
Bonnie: 9

Mr. White

 

Tug Ideal reaction is a full mouth bite, tug and do everything possible to posses the object. 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
Janet: 10
Bonnie: 8                                                 initially gave a 10 but changed to 8

Brown Male
Janet: 8
Bonnie: 8                                                 not as engaged

Gray Male
Janet: 9
Bonnie: 8

Green Male
Janet: 7
Bonnie: 7

Pink Female
Janet: 10
Bonnie: 10                                              very engaged, growling quietly

Purple Female
Janet: 7 – 8                                             got better with time
Bonnie: 8

Red Male
Janet: 8
Bonnie: 8

White Male
Janet: 10                                                originally gave an 8 then moved to a 10
Bonnie: 8 – 9                                          tail wagging, no growling

Yellow Female
Janet: 8 – 9
Bonnie: 9

Miss Yellow

more tug photos – of Miss Pink – on page 3

Also see the prey/perseverance test in the other temperament test

to SAR Test, page 3 (Tug, cont’d)
to SAR Test, page 4 (Metal Object, Prey Drive)
to SAR Test, page 5 (Hunt for Toy)
to SAR Test, page 6 (Pain Sensitivity, Unstable Footing)
to SAR Test, page 7 (Submission, Cadaver)
to SAR Test, page 8 (Runaway)
to SAR Test, page 9 (Runaway cont’d, Reaction to Strange Object)
to SAR Test, page 10 (Wagon, Wheelbarrow)
to SAR Test, page 11 (Fear [Can], Surprise [Umbrella])
to SAR Test, page 12 (Independence, Aggression/Courage)
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)

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