Testing Gundogs

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In the gundog world it would not be uncommon (in fact it used to be a tradition) for an owner to send their dog away to be professionally trained during…

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Breed Testing

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Of course, temperament testing in dogs is nothing new, when breeds were being developed into the various categories that we know today, the originators of the breeds had to find…

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What Is Temperament?

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The ancient Greeks, most notably Galen, Hippocrates and Plato, first formulated the four ‘humours’ or temperaments as regarding character, health and personality. These temperament types were defined as: phlegmatic (reliable,…

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Police Dogs

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Police dogs have been used by the Metropolitan Police since 1946. They originally started with six Labradors which were used exclusively for ‘detective’ purposes.  With the introduction of the German…

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