Diablo Valley German Shepherd Dog Club

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Herding 4 Ewe
5212 Allendale Road
Vacaville CA, 95688

Exhibitors be there at 8 a.m.

Entry: $30 per dog

The German Shepherd Dog Club of America sanctions Temperament Tests  to assess how well a dog presents the ideal temperament, as specified in the AKC Breed Standards.

Quoting from that standard: 

The breed has a distinct personality marked by direct and fearless, but not hostile, expression, self-confidence and a certain aloofness that does not lend itself to immediate and indiscriminate friendships. The dog must be approachable, quietly standing its ground and showing confidence and willingness to meet overtures without itself making them. It is poised, but when the occasion demands, eager and alert; both fit and willing to serve in its capacity as companion, watchdog, blind leader, herding dog, or guardian, whichever the circumstances may demand. The dog must not be timid, shrinking behind its master or handler; it should not be nervous, looking about or upward with anxious expression or showing nervous reactions, such as tucking of tail, to strange sounds or sights.

Temperament Testing