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Assessment of Behavior: Sweden


    ** In this article/ section we hope to add information on other behaviour assessment tools **

     

    The Swedish Kennel Club's BPH should be helpful for breed clubs, breeders and dog owners to describe the personality of the dog, whether it is a potential breeding animal, pet or working dog. For a person considering to buy a dog, BPH can also give a description of the general mentality of various breeds and of the parents of the puppy litter of interest. Every BPH-described dog contributes with a piece of information that increases our understanding and knowledge about the behavior of that specific breed and of dogs in general!

     

    To learn more about behavior and personality assessments in dogs see:

     

     

     

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    "The Swedish Working Dog Association (SBK) has, since 1989, carried out a standardized behavioural test called Dog Mentality Assessment (DMA). Results from the DMA can be condensed into five personality traits: playfulness, sociability, curiosity/fearlessness, chase-proneness and aggression. The aim of this thesis was to investigate the possibility to use information from the DMA to select for improved everyday life in dogs and to study the genetic background of everyday behaviour."

     

     

     

     


     

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