How to Temperament Test a Dog

Dogs, like people, are products of their genetic makeup and their environment. Your dog’s temperament describes how he responds to people and other aspects of his environment, including noises and other animals. His responses are largely instinctual, but can also be influenced by his environment. Temperament testing is a way to evaluate your dog’s temperament, which can help you better understand him. An expert usually performs the test for you on an adult dog, but learning how it works may help you understand the results. Temperament testing usually takes about 15 minutes.
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How to Tell If a Dog Breeder is Responsible?

Many of us want to find that breeder that will always be there when we need their help or to provide us with helpful tips about raising our puppy properly. While there are such breeders, it is harder to find them than you might think.

There are numerous ways of finding breeders nowadays and one of the most popular ways is through the Internet especially since many breeders list their kennels and breeder information on different dog/kennel club websites and dog breeder directories. As a result, our search may result in dozens of breeders in our area, but are they all responsible and how do we know that?

It is very important to find a responsible dog breeder if you want to have a happy and healthy dog and and build a long trusting relationship with the breeder. There are many breeders out there that breed for money only and do not care about the well being of their dogs. These breeders are called puppy mills. Their main concern is to produce as many litters as possible and sell the puppies to anyone with money in their wallet. They do not care about what the buyer will do with that puppy or what will happen if the puppy gets sick. These types of breeders are irresponsible and you should stay away from them even if they price their puppies much lower than other breeders.

So you ask, what makes a breeder responsible? Here are some points you should consider when choosing the breeder from whom to purchase a puppy:


First step, make sure the breeder is registered with AKC or CKC.
Check how many litters the breeder produces per year. Anyone having more than 2 litters would be considered a warning sign!
Check how many dog breeds the