Behaviour - especially as broadly related to breeding - has been a theme in both the 1st, 2nd and 3rd International Dog Health Workshops.
IPFD and DogWellNet hope to develop this topic and to help to integrate issues of behaviour and health, with the help of Experts - from all areas of the dog world. See an overview of DWN's Behaviour & Welfare Resources below. The content falls into the following categories:
As outlined in the plenary talks, conclusions and Action Items (related to Selection for Behaviour Traits) developed at the 2nd International Dog Health Workshop there is a role for various types of instruments, tests,...
Author Erling Strandberg of Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Dept of Animal Breeding and Genetics provides a thoughtful overview of behavior and personalty testing and genetic correlations between dog mentality assessment and everyday behavior traits.
Helpful information on temperament, mentality and character assessment tests for breed clubs, breeders and dog owners - making determinations about the personality of a dog, whether it is a potential breeding animal, pet or working dog.
BPH - English PDF- Behavior and Personality Assessment in Dogs, BPH
BPH is a behavioral assessment that has been created with the aim to contribute to better knowledge about the mentality and personality of dogs, all dogs. It should be helpful for breed clubs, breeders and dog owners to have a tool which helps to describe the personality of the dog, whether it is a potential breeding animal, pet or working dog.
IT to pups’ rescue!!!
The University of Sydney recently launched a world-first app that will not only help owners help their dogs be happier and healthier, but could also play a life-saving role by teaching young dogs to behave better. Doglogbook has been designed by animal welfare scientists at the University of Sydney, Faculty of Veterinary Science to be a dog’s new best friend, helping ensure optimum quality of life and happiness – from puppyhood through to old age to assist with difficult end-of-life decisions.
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Zoopsy -- Position Statement On Puppy Socialization... Early out walks -- Veterinary behaviorists are "FOR" and tell you why (English translation)
"Zoopsy is a veterinary association of Zoopsychiatry . The aim of its members is to protect, improve or restore the behavioral balance of domestic animals by using all the means available in the respect of the animal, its well-being and the relationship with its owners ."
Since 2012 the Swedish Kennel Club, SKK, offers a new official behavior and personality assessment in dogs, BPH. The assessment is designed to fit all dogs, regardless of breed. The BPH takes about 30 minutes and consists of 7 parts. The aim is to give a summary of how the dog reacts in and handles various situations.