Finding right puppy dog breed


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Considering a new puppy for yourself or family member? This presentation outlines the 9 important things to consider. We also include puppy temperament tests to help to determine the puppy's natural inclination. This also includes discussion on adopting an 'adult' dog, which, from a temperament standpoint is any dog over 4 months of age. This presentation also has a temperament test for these dogs so as you look for a dog, you can screen to reduce problems, or if you do adopt the dog, you know what problems you will have with this dog in your house.

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  • Think twice before you choose a high-energy breed, however, because a dog in constant motion may be unnerving or annoying to you. A very low-energy dog, however, may be frustrating for children or an owner who wants an enthusiastic jogging companion. Note that even breeds that have low energy levels as adults will have high energy levels as puppies. There is no such thing as a low-energy puppy (or even adolescent), and buyers who need a low-energy dog from the outset are advised to consider a mature dog. What level of energy would you like your dog to have? High energy A jogger's pace Mellow (couch potato) ------- quiet; its requirements can be met with short running bursts. The miniature pinscher is small but energetic and can get a lot of exercise indoors. Even a dog with very low requirements needs daily exercise. How much exercise can you give your dog? Frisbee, football, & rockclimbing (30 – 45 minutes of daily exercise) A stroll in the park (20 – 30 minutes of daily exercise) Fetch the TV remote (little or no exercise) Not important ----- Playfulness Playfulness is related to energy level but focuses on whether that energy is aimed at interacting with people. Most people want a playful dog; however, the constant thud of a tennis ball dropped in your lap may be too demanding for busy people. How playful would you like your dog to be? You enjoy the constant thud of tennis balls dropped in your lap. You enjoy a few tennis balls dropped in your lap. You don't own any tennis balls. Not important --------- Affection Level Not everybody wants a dog that jumps all over them and licks them in the face. Some dogs, although devoted to their owners, are less demonstrative or fawning. People differ in which type of dog they prefer. If a breed ranks lower in this category, it does not mean that it does not need or thrive on attention and affection; it simply means that the breed may be less extroverted in its exhibition of it. How affectionate would you like your dog to be? Jumps all over you, wags his tail, and licks your face every time you see him The occasional jump, lick and wagging tail Doesn't budge when you enter a room Not impo -------- Friendliness Toward Other Pets All dogs can chase cats, and all dogs can learn to live peacefully with cats if they are raised with them. Some breeds, however, were bred to chase and kill small mammals, and these breeds are more likely to chase cats or other animals outside. How friendly do you want your dog to be toward other pets or animals? Very friendly to other animals Somewhat friendly to other animals May occasionally chase or kill small animals Not imp --------- ase of Training Training ease does not necessarily reflect intelligence. Some dogs combine intelligence with a high energy level and a willingness to please that, taken together, result in a dog that learns quickly. Such dogs may be hard to live with if not trained, however, because they enjoy mental stimulation and need it in order to avoid boredom. How trainable would you like your dog to be? Quick learner Fairly easy to train Slow learner Not important ------- Protection ability The ability of a dog to be protective is a combination of its desire to act in a protective fashion, including its boldness, and its physical ability to enforce that desire. What type of dog do you want to protect you and your family? An extremely bold, strong and fierce dog A dog that is somewhat bold and strong A calmer and less ferocious dog Not important ----------- Heat Tolerance This ability is important if you intend to keep your dog outside a lot or live in a cold climate. Small dogs and shorthaired dogs are less heat tolerant than large, bulky dogs or dogs with thick, double coats. Dogs, in general, are not heat tolerant. As a rule, the shorter the nose, the bulkier the body and the thicker the coat, the less heat tolerant a dog will be. Do you need your dog to tolerate hot or cold weather? Tolerate hot weather Tolerate cold weather Tolerate both hot and cold weather Not important ----------
  • I want a big dog I do not care how much it will cost to feed a dog I am physically able capable of walking a strong dog. I live in a place with enough space for a large dog. I am most interested in the “bulkier” breeds of dogs.
  • I hate it when a dog gets hair all over me I would find it embarrassing if people came to my house clean and left with dog hair on their clothing. I get very uncomfortable when my house is not scrupulously clean. I enjoy being neatly dressed. I feel uncomfortable in casual clothes. It bugs me when I have to constantly clean up after people. I couldn’t rest until all the rooms in my house were clean and orderly. I am concerned about what people think and say about me. I don’t grow house plants because I don’t have time to care for them properly. I usually don’t have enough time in any one day to get done all that I want to. I do not enjoy repetitive tasks, even if I allow my mind to wander over pleasant thoughts while I do them. There is no place in my living space where I could groom a dog easily.
  • Finding right puppy dog breed

    1. 1. Lakeview Veterinary Clinic Presents <ul><li>Dr Raymond J Ramirez DVM </li></ul><ul><li>1986 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>Worked in Animal ER in Chicagoland </li></ul><ul><li>Worked at over 100 different clinics doing fill in work in Wisconsin and Illinois </li></ul><ul><li>Current owner of Lakeview Veterinary Clinic, across the street from Par-A-Dice </li></ul>
    2. 2. Dog Breed Selection If Peter Piper, instead of picking pickled peppers, had to pick a puppy for Peppermint Patty, what breed of puppy would Peter Piper pick? Would he pick the same puppy for his parents?
    3. 3. Introduction <ul><li>Dog breeds have definite temperament /personalities that will make a good or bad fit for a family. </li></ul><ul><li>You will learn what questions to ask yourself and family before looking for a specific breed. </li></ul><ul><li>How many looking for puppy? Adult dog? For self ? Friend ? Do they want that dog? </li></ul>
    4. 4. In relation to the 156 registered AKC breeds <ul><li>They all have distinct ‘temperament characteristics’ that influence how well they fit into the family: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reactivity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trainability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aggression </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Physical characteristics <ul><li>Coat Quality: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shedding grooming – how much time </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Height </li></ul><ul><li>Weight </li></ul><ul><li>Bulkiness </li></ul>Height Bulkiness Pup-adult Coat Social Weight Trainability Aggression Reactivity
    6. 7. Reactivity <ul><li>Activity level – in or outdoors – yours and dogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Always on the go “restless” or 50/50 or “lazy” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Vigor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Always with great force regardless of situation another name might be boisterous. </li></ul></ul>
    7. 8. How Hyper of a dog do I want? <ul><li>Do I like getting dog kisses? </li></ul><ul><li>I am outside more than inside. </li></ul><ul><li>I am home </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4-7 hours / day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1-3 hours / day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sometimes several days in a row I am not home </li></ul></ul>
    8. 9. Trainability <ul><li>Learning rate </li></ul><ul><li>Obedience </li></ul><ul><li>Problem solving </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open doors, dig out of fence… </li></ul></ul>
    9. 10. How trainable or lazy do I want the dog? <ul><li>How many tricks would I like my dog to be able to learn? 1-5, 6-10, more than 20 </li></ul><ul><li>Do I want a dog that obeys my command within seconds, or maybe 3 minutes later? </li></ul><ul><li>Do I want a dog that sees an obstacle and sits perplexed? </li></ul>
    10. 11. Aggression <ul><li>Dominance </li></ul><ul><li>Territoriality </li></ul><ul><li>Watch/Guard dog </li></ul><ul><li>“Emotional” stability </li></ul>
    11. 12. The headstrong dog? <ul><li>Am I very familiar with dog behavior to be able to handle a dog that wants to dominate the ‘pack’ </li></ul><ul><li>Can I train a fearful dog that is so afraid it will bite someone? </li></ul><ul><li>Over 800,000 bites needing hospital attention in US </li></ul><ul><li>Barks at every thing, but not going to attack/ or a dog that will ‘back up the bark’ </li></ul>
    12. 13. Social <ul><li>Dogs can find very easy friends and go to anyone who shows a treat </li></ul><ul><li>Dog shows limited interest in strangers – very attached to you </li></ul><ul><li>Dog is aloof even to owner – described like a cat that does not socialize or play. </li></ul>
    13. 14. How outgoing of a dog? <ul><li>I want a dog that never meets a stranger. </li></ul><ul><li>I want a dog that is responsive to my activity and moods. </li></ul><ul><li>I like a dog that enjoys a lot of people. </li></ul><ul><li>I would like my dog to be around when we have company at our home. </li></ul><ul><li>Solitary dogs: Chihuahua, Pekingese, Pomeranian </li></ul><ul><li>Moderate: English Bulldog, Standard Poodle, German SH pointer </li></ul><ul><li>Very Social: Golden Retriever, Newfoundland, Bichon Frise </li></ul>
    14. 15. Bulkiness <ul><li>This is height of dog and weight – Whippet vs bulldog </li></ul><ul><li>Greyhound vs Mastiff </li></ul>
    15. 16. Questions to ask about size <ul><ul><li>True/ false </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I want a big dog. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I do not care how much it will cost to feed a dog. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I am physically capable of walking a strong dog. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I live in a place with enough space for a large dog. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I am most interested in the “bulkier” breeds of dogs. </li></ul></ul>
    16. 17. Coat quality/ grooming <ul><li>Groomed or not </li></ul><ul><li>Short or long hair </li></ul><ul><li>Brushing coat </li></ul>
    17. 18. Questions to ask about coat <ul><li>Can I afford to have the dog groomed every 6 weeks? </li></ul><ul><li>Do I want to spend 15 – 30 minutes a day brushing the dog? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it easier for me to sweep short hair or big fur balls? – long /short hair </li></ul>
    18. 20. DVM breed preferences <ul><li>Golden Retriever </li></ul><ul><li>Bouvier de Flandre </li></ul><ul><li>Portugese Water Dog </li></ul><ul><li>Shih tzu </li></ul><ul><li>Pugs </li></ul><ul><li>French bulldog </li></ul><ul><li>Schnauzers </li></ul><ul><li>Cavalier king charles spaniel </li></ul><ul><li>Boxer </li></ul><ul><li>Miniature poodles </li></ul><ul><li>Boston Terriers. </li></ul><ul><li>Beagle </li></ul><ul><li>Sheltie </li></ul><ul><li>English setter </li></ul>
    19. 21. Cluster of breeds based on Reactivity, Trainability, Aggression <ul><li>Reactivity - High </li></ul><ul><li>Trainability - Low </li></ul><ul><li>Aggression – medium </li></ul><ul><li>Note: some individuals may be exceptions to the rule. </li></ul>From JAVMA June 1,1985 Pekingese Beagle Yorkshire Weimeraner Pug Irish setter Boxer Lhasa apso Pomeranian Maltese Cocker spaniel Boston terrier
    20. 22. Cluster of breeds based on Reactivity, Trainability, Aggression <ul><li>Reactivity - Low </li></ul><ul><li>Trainability - Low </li></ul><ul><li>Aggression – Low </li></ul><ul><li>Note: some individuals may be exceptions to the rule. </li></ul>From JAVMA June 1,1985 English bulldog Old english sheepdog Norwegian elkhound Bloodhound Basset hound
    21. 23. Cluster of breeds based on Reactivity, Trainability, Aggression <ul><li>Reactivity - Low </li></ul><ul><li>Trainability - Low </li></ul><ul><li>Aggression – High </li></ul><ul><li>Note: some individuals may be exceptions to the rule. </li></ul>From JAVMA June 1,1985 Afghan hound Dalmatian Great dane Chow chow Samoyed Malamute Husky St Bernard
    22. 24. Cluster of breeds based on Reactivity, Trainability, Aggression <ul><li>Reactivity - High </li></ul><ul><li>Trainability - High </li></ul><ul><li>Aggression – medium </li></ul><ul><li>Note: some individuals may be exceptions to the rule. </li></ul>From JAVMA June 1,1985 Bichon frise English springer Welsh corgi Shetland sheepdog Shih Tzu Poodle-min Poodle-toy Poodle-standard
    23. 25. Cluster of breeds based on Reactivity, Trainability, Aggression <ul><li>Reactivity - Low </li></ul><ul><li>Trainability - High </li></ul><ul><li>Aggression – Low </li></ul><ul><li>Note: some individuals may be exceptions to the rule. </li></ul>From JAVMA June 1,1985 Keshound Collie Golden retriever Australian shepherd Lab retriever Viszla Brittany Short hair pointer Newfoundland
    24. 26. Cluster of breeds based on Reactivity, Trainability, Aggression <ul><li>Reactivity - Low </li></ul><ul><li>Trainability - Very High </li></ul><ul><li>Aggression – Very High </li></ul><ul><li>Note: some individuals may be exceptions to the rule. </li></ul>From JAVMA June 1,1985 Chesapeake bay retriever German shepherd Akita Doberman pinscher Rottwieller
    25. 27. Cluster of breeds based on Reactivity, Trainability, Aggression <ul><li>Reactivity - High </li></ul><ul><li>Trainability - Medium </li></ul><ul><li>Aggression – Very High </li></ul><ul><li>Note: some individuals may be exceptions to the rule. </li></ul>From JAVMA June 1,1985 Fox terrier Scottish terrier Dachshund Schnauzer, min Silky terrier Airdale Cairn terrier West highland white terrier Chihuahua
    26. 29. Cross breed dogs <ul><li>Golden Retriever x poodle mix </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Goldendoodle </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Labrador x poodle mix </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Labradoodle </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cocker Spaniel x poodle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cockapoo </li></ul></ul>
    27. 30. New cross breed dogs <ul><li>Collie + Lhasa Apso = Collapso </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a dog that folds up for easy transport </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pointer + Setter = Poinsetter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a traditional Christmas pet </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pekingnese + Lhasa Apso = Peekasso </li></ul><ul><ul><li>an abstract dog </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Irish Water Spaniel + English Springer Spaniel = Irish Springer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a dog fresh and clean as a whistle </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bull Terrier + Shitzu = Oh, never mind... </li></ul>
    28. 31. Why recommend certain breeds <ul><li>Experience, and experience of other objective individuals </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing time is limited in training & socializing </li></ul><ul><li>Breeds that are impossible to socialize into ‘nice’ dog </li></ul><ul><li>Breeds that parent selected & socialized properly </li></ul><ul><li>Breeds that “train themselves” </li></ul>
    29. 32. Puppy or adult – which is best? <ul><li>Advantage of puppy 6-16 weeks of age </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can train to suit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can socialize to be used to what you will do </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can teach bad habits if not familiar with dog training and do not correct right away </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Advantage of adult – beyond 16 week old </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can see habits and behavior and pass </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can see size better </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training ‘old dog’ not impossible, but harder </li></ul></ul>
    30. 33. Summary <ul><li>Knowing what we want in a dog will help to pick the right dog. </li></ul><ul><li>Breed does matter </li></ul><ul><li>Mix breed is a roll of the dice in terms of temperament and of physical characteristics. </li></ul>
    31. 34. Summary <ul><li>There can be variations between puppies in a litter. </li></ul><ul><li>While ‘Puppy Aptitude tests’ are helpful, most puppy’s temperament is modified by the training they receive from 6-16 weeks (socialization period) </li></ul><ul><li>Adult temperament and physical characteristics are more predictable. </li></ul>
    32. 35. Where to Get More Information <ul><li>Online </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Where we go online </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> – dog bite statistics – avoid those breeds . </li></ul></ul>
    33. 36. Where to Get More Information <ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ The Right Dog for You” Daniel Tortora, Simon & Shuster. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Paws to Consider”, by Brian Kilcommons Warner books. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Consult your veterinarian </li></ul>
    34. 38. Puppy Aptitude Test Social Attraction 6 Didn't come at all. 5 Came hesitantly, tail down. 4 Came readily, tail down 3 Came readily, tail up. 2 Came readily, tail up, pawed, licked at hands. Place puppy in test area. From a few feet away the tester coaxes the pup to her/him by clapping hands gently and kneeling down. Tester must coax in a direction away from the point where it entered the testing area. 1 Came readily, tail up, jumped, bit at hands. Degree of social attraction, confidence or dependence.
    35. 39. Puppy Aptitude Test Following 6 No follow or went away. 5 Followed hesitantly, tail down. 4 Followed readily, tail down. 3 Followed readily, tail up. 2 Followed readily, tail up, got underfoot. Stand up and walk away from the pup in a normal manner. Make sure the pup sees you walk away. 1 Followed readily, tail up, got underfoot, bit at feet. Degree of following attraction. Not following indicates independence.
    36. 40. Puppy Aptitude Test Restraint 6 No struggle, straining to avoid eye contact. 5 No struggle. 4 Struggled then settled. 3 Settled, struggled, settled with some eye contact. 2 Struggled fiercely, flailed. 1 Struggled fiercely, flailed, bit. Degree of dominant or submissive tendency. How it accepts stress when socially/ physically dominated Crouch down and gently roll the pup on his back and hold it with one hand for a full 30 seconds.
    37. 41. Puppy Aptitude Test Social Dominance 6 -Went away and stayed away. 5 -Rolled over, licked at hands. 4 -Squirmed, licked at hands. 3 -Cuddles up to testor and tries to lick face. 2 -Jumped, pawed. 1 -Jumped, pawed, bit, growled. Degree of acceptance of social dominance. Pup may try to dominate by jumping and nipping or is independent and walks away . Let pup standup and gently stroke him from the head to back while you crouch beside him. Continue stroking until a recognizable behavior is established
    38. 42. Puppy Aptitude Test Elevation Dominance 6 -No struggle, froze. 5 -No struggle, licked at hands. 4 -Struggled, settled, licked 3 -No struggle, relaxed 2 -Struggled fiercely. 1 Struggled fiercely, bit, growled. Degree of accepting dominance while in position of no control. Bend over and cradle the pup under its belly, fingers interlaced, palms up and elevate it just off the ground. Hold it there for 30 seconds.
    39. 43. Obedience Aptitude Test Retrieving 6 -Does not chase object. 5 -Starts to chase object, loses interest. 4 -Chases object and returns without object to testor. 3 -Chases object and returns with object to testor. 2 -Chases object, stands over object, does not return. 1 -Chases object, picks up object and runs away. Degree of willingness to work with a human. High correlation between ability to retrieve and successful guide dogs, obedience dogs, field trial dogs. Crouch beside pup and attract his attention with crumpled up paper ball. When the pup shows interest and is watching, toss the object 4-6 feet in front of pup.
    40. 44. Obedience Aptitude Test Touch Sensitivity 5 1-2 counts before response. 4 2-4 counts before response. 3 5-6 counts before response. 2 6-7 counts before response. 1 8-10 counts before response. Degree of sensitivity to touch. Take puppy's webbing of one front foot and press between *finger and thumb lightly then more firmly till you get a response, while you count slowly to 10. Stop as soon as puppy pulls away, or shows discomfort. *Do NOT use fingernail.
    41. 45. Obedience Aptitude Test Sound Sensitivity 6 -Ignores sound, shows no curiosity. 5 -Cringes, backs off, hides. 4 -Listens, locates the sound. 3 -Listens, locates sound, shows curiosity and walks toward sound. 2 -Listens, locates sound, barks. 1 -Listens, locates sound, walks toward it barking. Degree of sensitivity to sound. (Also can be a rudimentary test for deafness.) Place pup in the center of area, testor or assistant makes a sharp noise a few feet from the puppy. A large metal spoon struck sharply on a metal pan twice works well.
    42. 46. Obedience Aptitude Test Sight Sensitivity 5 -Runs away, hides. 4 -Looks, barks, tail-tuck. 3 -Looks curiously, attempts to investigate. 2 -Looks, barks and tail up. 1 -Looks, attacks and bites. Degree of intelligent response to strange object. Place pup in center of room. Tie a string around a large towel and jerk it across the floor a few feet away from puppy.
    43. 47. Interpreting scores – Mostly 1’s <ul><li>A puppy that consistently scores a 1 in the temperament section of the test is an extremely dominant, aggressive puppy who can easily be provoked to bite. His dominant nature will attempt to resist human leadership, thus requiring only the most experienced of handlers. This puppy is a poor choice for most individuals and will do best in a working situation as a guard or police dog.   </li></ul>
    44. 48. Interpreting scores - Mostly 2’s <ul><li>This pup is dominant and self-assured. He can be provoked to bite; however he readily accepts human leadership that is firm, consistent and knowledgeable. This is not a dog for a tentative, indecisive individual. In the right hands, he has the potential to become a fine working or show dog and could fit into an adult household, provided the owners know what they are doing.   </li></ul>
    45. 49. Interpreting scores – Mostly 3’s <ul><li>This pup is outgoing and friendly and will adjust well in situations in which he receives regular training and exercise. He has a flexible temperament that adapts well to different types of environment, provided he is handled correctly. May be too much dog for a family with small children or an elderly couple who are sedentary.   </li></ul>
    46. 50. Interpreting scores – Mostly 4’s <ul><li>A pup that scores a majority of 4's is an easily controlled, adaptable puppy whose submissive nature will make him continually look to his master for leadership. This pup is easy to train, reliable with kids, and, though he lacks self-confidence, makes a high-quality family pet. He is usually less outgoing than a pup scoring in the 3's, but his demeanor is gentle and affectionate.   </li></ul>
    47. 51. Interpreting scores – Mostly 5’s <ul><li>This is a pup who is extremely submissive and lacking in self-confidence. He bonds very closely with his owner and requires regular companionship and encouragement to bring him out of himself. If handled incorrectly, this pup will grow up very shy and fearful. For this reason, he will do best in a predictable, structured lifestyle with owners who are patient and not overly demanding, such as an elderly couple.   </li></ul>
    48. 52. Interpreting scores- Mostly 6’s <ul><li>A puppy that scores 6 consistently is independent and uninterested in people. He will mature into a dog who is not demonstrably affectionate and who has a low need for human companionship. In general, it is rare to see properly socialized pups test this way; however there are several breeds that have been bred for specific tasks (such as basenjis, hounds, and some northern breeds) which can exhibit this level of independence. To perform as intended, these dogs require a singularity of purpose that is not compromised by strong attachments to their owner.   </li></ul>
    49. 53. Summary <ul><li>For most owners, a good companion dog will score in the 3 to 4 range in this section of the test. </li></ul><ul><li>Puppies scoring a combination of 1's and 2's require experienced handlers who will be able to draw the best aspects of their potential from them. </li></ul><ul><li>The second half (Obedience Aptitude Test) of the puppy test is an evaluation of obedience aptitude and working ability and provides a general picture of a pup's intelligence, spirit, and willingness to work with humans. </li></ul>
    50. 55. Finding a ‘Breeder’ <ul><li>Good breeder </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Considers how the breeding will improve the breed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Backyard breeder </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Anyone bringing two dogs together </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sell puppies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>see the miracle of birth </li></ul></ul>
    51. 56. What to expect when getting a puppy <ul><li>Never buy from a pet store </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No matter what they tell you the pet store bought the puppy from a puppy mill – See backyard breeder </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Breeder </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expect them to ask you questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Where will dog sleep/ live? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Have owned dog before? What happened? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Is your yard fenced? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Why do you want this breed of dog? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Will you take your dog to training classes? </li></ul></ul></ul>
    52. 57. Questions you should ask breeder <ul><li>Why did you breed these 2 dogs? </li></ul><ul><li>Can I meet both parents? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What do you like about each of them? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What health checks do you do? </li></ul><ul><li>If there is a health problem, will you take dog back? </li></ul><ul><li>When will you have a litter available? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>this may be 12 – 24 months – Be patient! </li></ul></ul>
    53. 58. How to find a good breeder <ul><li>Lakeview Veterinary Clinic receives a breeder book from the IKC </li></ul><ul><li>Illinois Valley Kennel Club or Corn belt Kennel club for referrals </li></ul><ul><li>online at national breed clubs </li></ul><ul><li>Breed specific rescue groups </li></ul><ul><li>Go to dog show and ask exhibitors </li></ul><ul><li>If you know someone whose dog you like, ask where they got their dog </li></ul><ul><li>Breeder information from </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Judy Jurgens Top Dog Obedience Training 309-645-8993 </li></ul></ul>
    54. 59. Adult Dog Test – Kennel Aproach Dog Fancy February 2004 Pgs26-31 Red Dog stares, growls, and lunges, possibly barking the whole time. Yellow Dog stares at you for a few seconds then stops. Green Dog holds his body lengthwise along the kennel but glances away, wagging and wiggling. Ears are back, eyes are soft and squinty. Walk up to kennel. Do not speak, but look at dog for 5 seconds in neutral manner, neither smiling nor stare in threatening way. Then kneel or sit, talking pleasantly in friendly tone of voice.
    55. 60. Adult Dog Test – Hand Dog Fancy February 2004 Pgs26-31 Red Dog ignores your hand, barks or growls,,or sniff not nuzzle or lick. Yellow Dog looses interest before 2 seconds. Green Dog approaches your hand and noses, nuzzles or licks. Or turn sideways for you to pet more. Contact lasts longer than 2 seconds. Place hand against kennel, fingers outside cage.
    56. 61. Adult Dog Test – Stand The following tests done in quite room with no other dogs present Dog Fancy February 2004 Pgs26-31 Red Dog ignores you the whole time, and offers no initiating behavior. Jumping NOT gentle. Yellow Dog initiates interactions but stops after only a second or two. Dog gets mouthy. Green Dog initiates contact, licking and nudging hand, continuing for tow or more seconds. Jumping should be gentle. Attempts to engage you at least three times. Stand and hold dog on loose leash. Remain completely neutral – stand still and do not talk to dog. Observe dog for 60 seconds.
    57. 62. Adult Dog Test – Strokes Dog Fancy February 2004 Pgs26-31 Red Dog comes closer only one time or not at all. May turn and stare at your hand, or become excited but move away. Yellow Dog starts to come but doesn’t, or remains where it was. Green Dog moves closer or licks and nudges your hand. With dog on leash, stroke him, starting at neck, and going to base of the tail. Do 3 times, standing for brief pause between strokes.
    58. 63. Adult Dog Test – Chair Dog Fancy February 2004 Pgs26-31 Red Dog ignores you and does not approach. Yellow Dog jumps up, and makes you move back, gets in your space, or waits longer than 5 seconds to approach. Green Dog sits between your legs, nuzzles you or rests his head on your lap. Sit in chair, and don’t say anything.
    59. 64. Adult Dog Test – 20 second of attention Dog Fancy February 2004 Pgs26-31 Red Dog ignores you and does not approach. Yellow Dog approaches you but gets excited, gets mouthy, takes a while to come over or leaves before the 20 seconds ends. Green Dog licks you, snuggles, or crawls in your lap. For 20 seconds, remain sitting, keeping dog on loose leash but not restraining him. Pet, stroke, and talk pleasantly to the dog for 20 seconds.
    60. 65. Adult Dog Test – Listening Dog Fancy February 2004 Pgs26-31 Red Dog continues what he is doing or stops but does not look at you. Dog growls. Yellow Dog stops, looks at you, then continues to explore. Green Dog stops what he’s doing and comes close, licking your hand or lowering his body. To get sense of how dog will listen to you . Start on loose leash, When he is busy investigating something, clap sharply and say loudly (not scolding) “Hey”.
    61. 66. Adult Dog Test – Test Drive Dog Fancy February 2004 Pgs26-31 Red Dog lunges at humans and other dogs. Yellow Dog lunges at other dogs but can be redirected by voice or food treat. Green Dog is interested in the environment but often looks back to you. Pro active friendly with children. Taking the dog for a walk. Testing around children is good at this stage.