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Thread: Temperament Testing - Breed Differences?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occy View Post
    It is best that breed specific rescue deal with certain breeds IMO - they are going to know them better and be more sympathetic. I would not rescue greys for example as I do not know the breed, but I might do gsp's as I do know them. perhaps all breeds rescues should stick to mutts - there's plenty of them. or perhaps that is too symplistic.
    A good point Occy. Breed specific rescue is so vital, though sadly places are few and far between.

    You do not need to "rescue" alone to help. Fostering is a wonderful option, where guidence, support and training is also given.

    I dont like the term mutts personally, the dogs i have rescued and fostered are valued and cherished members of the family. They are no less loved and cherished than other breeds and have just as much to give and offer. They certainly do not pale in insignificance to pure breeds in their families eyes.

    It will be a bloody brilliant day when rescue in general are able to simply focus on chosen breeds. Even better when there are a managable number of any breed dogs to help! As things stand, that is impossible and it is rapidly becoming very much worse.

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    Back to temp testing...

    The greatest indication of a dogs temp, nature and ability is best assesed over a period of time. Perhaps 7 or 8 days of impoundment, rather than one random day.

    I agree with Natty's post and have helped dogs that would have easily failed a temp test, they have moved on quickly into loving homes.

    Temp testing in pounds and shelters atm is very generalised without question.

    It is no different than getting a mixed group of people together and asking them all the same questions or to do a test.

    Just because most people would fail or be separated does not mean that they are less worthwhile, or less worthy of all life has to offer them...

    This is all about the massive numbers. And the number of dogs needing urgent help are going through the roof.

    It will become far worse i can assure you. Dead dogs are a silent colateral damage.

    It is a national disgrace.

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    We don't temp test. There is no need with the Pug thankfully. We do assess behaviour and we train rescues who may exhibit problematic behaviours hwoever.
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    I looovvee Pugs! I know one who was from a puppy farm, after desexing he became a very lovely pet very quickly... and so very adorable!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nattylou View Post
    I looovvee Pugs! I know one who was from a puppy farm, after desexing he became a very lovely pet very quickly... and so very adorable!

    Where in NSW are you Nattylou? I figure you rescue or foster?
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    We only rescue & foster (and patch up!) Greyhounds at the moment.
    It is an ambition to have a pug one day.
    The other one I know is a foster failure as his carer couldn't give him up, he was too much a part of the family too quickly!

    Am always happy to foster any puggies in need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nattylou View Post
    We only rescue & foster (and patch up!) Greyhounds at the moment.
    It is my husbands ambition to have a pug one day.
    The other one I know is a foster failure as his carer couldn't give him up, he was too much a part of the family too quickly!

    Am always happy to foster any puggies in need, we're near Canberra.
    Thanks, I will keep you in mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    We don't temp test. There is no need with the Pug thankfully. We do assess behaviour and we train rescues who may exhibit problematic behaviours hwoever.
    How is that not temperment assessment?

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    Shut up you
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    Temperament testing is a specific program, which the dogs are tested for. It is an across the board assesment and all dogs perform differently for all sorts of reasons.

    Assessing a dogs behaviour is different for me. For me it is what is presented in their pen, or out in the run without asking them to perform specific tasks and they are generally under no pressure.

    Just my own thoughts...

    I too adore darling Pugs! What a delightful breed

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