AKC TEMPERAMENT TEST
Welcome to the AKC Temperament Test! There are 193 AKC recognized breeds. One of the things that makes a specific breed unique is not only the dog’s physical appearance, but each breed also has its own distinctive temperament.
The AKC Temperament Test (ATT) was developed to bring focus and provide a meaningful evaluation to assess the temperament of our canine companions.
The ATT tests how a dog reacts to a variety of stimuli. Desirable traits are that the dog will be emotionally stable, inquisitive, cooperative, appropriately social for its breed, biddable and demonstrates the ability to recover from a startling situation in a reasonable amount of time.
In the ATT, dogs are tested in 6 categories of stimuli that include:
Why Take the ATT?
The AKC Temperament Test can provide you with interesting information about your dog’s temperament. For purebred dogs, there is a national parent club for every AKC recognized breed. Each breed’s national parent club has a written breed standard that includes information on the breed’s temperament.
Taking the ATT allows you, the dog’s owner, to determine how close your purebred dog’s temperament is to the breed standard. For mixed breed dogs, taking the ATT may provide the dog owner with insight about the temperament of an individual dog.
The ATT provides information about a dog’s reactions to a variety of stimuli. Stimuli are basically any object or event that can be detected by an animal’s senses. Examples of stimuli are sounds, smells, touches, and objects that the animal sees.
ATT testing can identify behaviors related to temperament that can be addressed through training.
Save The Date:
Saturday December 7th
First event at 9am, second event to immediately follow.
Limited to 25 runs per event.
$20.00 per pre-entry run or $30.00 for both pre-entry runs for the same dog. $25.00 day-of-event testing per run or $40.00 for both day-of-event entries for the same dog. Day-of-event entries will be available provided tests have not reached their limits.
Entries Open: November 1
Entries Close: November 25
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