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    Default puppy tests - who does them?

    i am referring to formal tests on say a 5 - 8 week pup. some people are right into it, got my own opinions but prefer to hear others.

    to set the context i am talking about eg volhard, gunfire.....and not a test per se but things like the bio-sensor program.

    apreciatte any thoughts

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    The only test I did with my puppy when I was at the AWL choosing - was "pick the friendly dog"

    As per these instructions...
    PickADog

    Maybe I could have picked one with better toy and retrieve instincts but these things can be taught. And we're learning together about stuff like that. Especially about dealing with frustration... for both of us.

    I looked at the Volhard stuff, and not much there I am interested in. I think you'd want to design a list of things to do and keep records.

    The guide dog people pick by "is the dog right handed, with an anti clockwise swirl on the chest".

    My dog is ambidextrous but slightly favours right - ie a 100 paw on kong tests comes out close to 50/50 left or right paw, and has almost no swirl on her chest - but what there is of it, is anticlockwise. The swirls on her butt are one of each.

    She's also very good at finding the toy or treat under a towel - even if she doesn't see me put it there. And very skilled at training me.

    The volhard link is here if anyone else wants to know what we're talking about.
    Puppy Aptitude Test (PAT) - Volhard Dog Training and Nutrition

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    i dont chose the runt.
    every other is a possible providing its male

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    runt?

    Our Aussie Terrier was the runt. Doubled her purchase price to get her hip joint problems sorted. Lived to about 14 or so.

    She wasn't exactly friendly or that trainable... Well we trained her to growl at us.

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    My breeder tests all her litters - I think for that sort of testing you want to find a breeder who values those traits and subsequently tests for them.

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    My breeder tests all her litters
    I think that's great. Does she keep tabs on test results and performance eg this kind of score -> this kind of dog...

    It's one thing to test a dog to see if it is left or right handed, but then there needs to be record keeping of how that dog turns out.

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    i am not familiar so much with why left or right handed is a thing to test a puppy for?

    also, how common is it for a runt to remain the smallest in the litter say 3 years on, i have seen some real surprises such that birth-weight/ young puppy weight is not something i pay much attention to in relation to adult size???

    i mean in comparing litter-mates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    I think that's great. Does she keep tabs on test results and performance eg this kind of score -> this kind of dog...

    It's one thing to test a dog to see if it is left or right handed, but then there needs to be record keeping of how that dog turns out.
    Yeah she did, just because some people wanted dogs for sport, some for security and others just for pets.

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    "dogs for sport, some for security and others just for pets"

    all from the same litter???? thats versatility

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