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Temperament testing should be done by an independent third party. The whole litter should be done on the same day in a place they have never been before.

I had my 1st litter professionally temperament tested. I did not follow up with my 2nd and 3rd litter because I felt that it did not tell me anything I did not already know.

Example...

The puppy I identified as being our brave little hero tested with 3s and some 2s. Our shy, soft little guy tested with mostly 5s.


There are a couple of things that you can do yourself. I like to see a Standard Poodle retrieve to hand at 8 weeks. I like to do a noise sensitivity test by dropping a pan lid on a hard surface near the puppy (I expect it to startle but recover and investigate). I like to cradle a puppy on his back in my arms (I expect it to struggle but settle quickly and look me in the face).
 
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