Stabyhoun Temperament Questionnaire

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Stabyhoun Temperament Questionnaire

  • How does your Stabyhoun compare to others? Help the ASA find out what makes this breed tick!

  • Section 1: Training and obedience

  • Section 2: Fear and anxiety

    Stabys sometimes show signs of anxiety or fear when exposed to particular sounds, objects, persons or situations. Typical signs of mild to moderate fear include: avoiding eye contact, avoidance of the feared object, crouching or cringing with tail lowered or tucked between the legs, whimpering and whining, freezing, and shaking and trembling. Extreme fear is characterized by exaggerated cowering, and/or vigorous attempts to escape, retreat or hide from the feared object, person or situation.By clicking on the following scales, please indicate your own dog's recent tendency to display fearful behavior in each of the following contexts:
  • Section 3: Separation-related behavior

    Some Stabys show signs of anxiety or abnormal behavior when left alone, even for relatively short periods of time. Thinking back over the recent past, how often has your dog shown each of the following signs of separation-related behavior when left, or about to be left, on its own:
  • Section 4: Excitability

    Some Stabys show relatively little reaction to sudden or potentially exciting events and disturbances in their environment, while others become highly excited at the slightest novelty. Signs of mild to moderate excitability include increased alertness, movement toward the source of novelty, and brief episodes of barking. Extreme excitability is characterized by a general tendency to over-react. The excitable dog barks or yelps hysterically at the slightest disturbance, rushes toward and around any source of excitement, and is difficult to calm down.By clicking on the following scales, please indicate your own dog's recent tendency to become excitable in each of the following contexts:
  • Section 5: Attachment and attention-seeking

    Most Stabys are strongly attached to their people, and some demand a great deal of attention and affection from them. Thinking back over the recent past, how often has your dog shown each of the following signs of attachment or attention-seeking:
  • Section 6: Miscellaneous

    Dogs display a wide range of miscellaneous behavior problems in addition to those already covered by this questionnaire. Thinking back over the recent past, please indicate how often your Staby has shown any of the following behaviors:
  • Section 7: Aggression

    Stabys rarely display aggressive behavior. Typical signs of moderate aggression in dogs include barking, growling and baring teeth. More serious aggression generally includes snapping, lunging, biting, or attempting to bite.
  • Section 8: Overall

    Please take a moment to describe your dog's character or temperament in a few words!

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