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AKC Temperament Test: Hosted by American Lhasa Apso Club

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June 4, 2023 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

This AKC Sanctioned Temperament Test is accepting entries for mixed breed dogs listed in the AKC Canine Partners Program.

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.

Undesirable traits are fear, shyness, lack of cooperation and an inability to recover from unfamiliar or unexpected situations. Examples of undesirable behaviors include being afraid of friendly strangers or unfamiliar stimuli, obsessive barking, and aggression.

In the ATT, dogs are tested in 6 categories of stimuli that include:

  1. Social
  2. Auditory
  3. Visual
  4. Tactile
  5. Proprioceptive (motion)
  6. Unexpected stimulus

Test Overview

  • Jun. 4, 2023 (2023185114 & 2023185115)
  • AM trial starts at 9AM
  • PM trial starts at 1PM
  • Evaluators: Beth Tauser (AM) and Rochelle Black (PM)

To Register

  • Registration opens: 8 a.m. Apr. 10
  • Registration closes: Jun. 4 – Day of Show entries will be taken if not full.

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