Personality Testing

Personality testing is not unknown to the conscientious breeder.   It's history dates back to the 1970's with the extensive work and study of canines by Clarence Pfaffensburger. (See book: New Knowledge of Dog Behavior.)  Monks of New Skete and several other kennels address its great importance in proper placement programs.  Our pups are tested by professional handlers/trainers on an 8 pt. scale on their 49th day, which is the correct and most accurate day to test. 

Personality Test

Sample Personality Test

SEX/ COLLAR COLOR FOOD DRIVE 1-10 RETRIE poor-
med-
high
TRAVEL 
CHASE low-
med-
high
TOE PINCH soft
1-10
hard
ELEVATION excite
1-10
easy
ROLLOVER dom.
1-10
sub.
FOLLOWs 1-10 NOISE REACTION GENERAL PHYSICAL
MALE / RED 8 GOOD CHASES LOW 5 / FORGIVING

8

4 5 WENT TO IT GOOD STRUCTURE TEETH
MALE / BLACK 6 GOOD CHASES LOW 1 / VERY FORGIVING 8 6 9 STARTLED CAUTIOUS WENT TO IT GOOD STRUCTURE TEETH
MALE / INDIAN 10 VERY GOOD BRINGS BACK HIGH 2 / FORGIVING 4 3 10 WENT TO IT AND INSPECTS GOOD STRUCTURE BITE AND EYE CONTACT
MALE / BLUE 4 GOOD LOW 1 / FORGIVING 7 4 6 STARTLED RECOVERED GOOD TEETH STRUCTURE
MALE / PURPLE TURQUISE 9 GOOD BRINGS BACK HIGH 3 / SLOW FORGIVING 5 5 7 STARTLED AND WENT
 TO IT
GOOD STRUCTURE TEETH FL. RIBS 2 & 3
FEMALE / RED 7 GOOD BRINGS BACK LOW  3 / FORGIVING 9 5 9 SQUINTED CHECKED 
OUT WENT 
TO IT
GOOD STRUCTURE TEETH
FEMALE / BLACK 4 GOOD BRINGS BACK HIGH 1 / FORGIVING 7 7 8 STARTLED WENT TO IT GOOD STRUCTURE TEETH NICE COAT
FEMALE / INDIAN 10 VERY GOOD HIGH 3 / FORGIVING 4 3 10 WENT TO IT LIVELY GOOD STRUCTURE TEETH EYE CONTACT
FEMALE / HTO PINK 10 GOOD HIGH 1 / FORGIVING 4 4 9 WENT TO IT AND STEPPED ON IT GOOD STRUCTURE CONF. TEETH
  TRAIN-
ABILITY
BALL DRIVE PREY DRIVE FORGIVING PERSONALITY DOMINANT / SUBMISSIVE TRACKING / SOCIAL LIVE / ENVIRON.  

 

SEX COLLAR GENERAL PERSONALITY OF PUPPY OWNER - HOME - LIFESTYLE DESCRIPTION
* MALE RED EASILY TRAINED - LOW PREY DRIVE - HIGH PLAY DRIVE - EASY GOING - INDEPENDENT - GOOD WITH CHILDREN - FORGIVING - CONFIDENT EXPERIENCED DOMINANT OWNER - CAN TOLERATE BUSY HOME WITH CHILDREN AKC OBEDIENCE EXP. HOME OR TRAINER
* MALE BLACK GOOD TRAINABILITY - LOVES PEOPLE - VERY SOCIAL - CAUTIOUS AT FIRST - GOOD BITE WORK - ORAL - EASY GOING - GOOD COMPANION - AKC OBEDIENCE POSSIBILITIES - STRONG EXPERIENCED OWNER PATIENT WITH START . GOOD WITH CHILDREN / ANIMALS. AVG HOME NOISE TOLERATION . PET COMPANION LIFESTYLE
* MALE INDIAN GREAT TRAINING POTENTIAL IN WORKING OR SCH. HOME - WANTS ACTION - VERY ORAL - SOCIAL - GREAT EYE CONTACT - "NO LITTLE OLD LADY DOG" - GREAT POTENTIAL WORKING HOME WITH EXPERIENCE . DOMINANT ALPHA OWNER . CAN TOLERATE VARIETY OF SITUATIONS . GREAT WITH CHILDREN . NOISE TOLERANT & HIGH LEVEL OF ACTIVITY O.K.
MALE BLUE VERY INDEPENDENT - SUBMISSIVE - PET COMPANION HOME - QUIET LIFESTYLE WITH ROUTINES - SOCIAL - LOW PREY DRIVE - HIGH PLAY DRIVE EXPERIENCED OWNER . NOT TOO DOMINENT PATIENT, QUIET LIFESTYLE . STRUCTURED & ROUTINE GOOD
MALE PURPLE / TURQOISE INDEPENDENT - GOOD PREY & PLAY DRIVES - SOCIAL - LIKES PEOPLE - TRUSTING - WOULD MAKE GOOD COMPANION - PET ADULT HOME . SECURE OWNER . AVERAGE NOISE TOLERANCE . PET . COMPANION . LIFESTYLE
FEMALE RED AVERAGE TRAINABILITY - LOVES TO PLAY - MEDIUM PREY DRIVE - HIGH PLAY DRIVE - READY TO LEARN - GOOD BITE WORK - VERY SOCIAL - LOVES HUMANS - TOUCH - PLAYFUL EXP. FLEXIBLE FAMILY . NOT DOMINANT . GOOD NOISE TOLERANCE . STRUCTURED LIFESTYLE . OBEDIENCE EXP.
FEMALE BLACK GOOD TRAINABILITY - GOOD DRIVES - LOVES PEOPLE - VERY SOCIAL - CONFIDENT - CURIOUS - DEALS WITH NOISE WELL - AKC OBEDIENCE FLEXIBLE TO MOST PERSONALITIES . WOULD DO WELL IN WORKING SITUATIONS . GOOD WITH CHILDREN AND COULD TOLERATE NOISY ENVIRONMENT WELL
FEMALE INDIAN GREAT TRAINING POTENTIALS - EXCELLENT DRIVES - READY TO WORK & LEARN - CONFIDENT - DAUNTLESS - CURIOUS - WOULD HAVE STRONG SCH. & WORK POSSIBILITIES EXP. TRAINER . SCH. POSSIBILITIES . PREFER OLDER EXP. CHILDREN . COULD ADAPT TO ABOUT ANY SITUATION . DOMINANT CONFIDENT OWNER . SCH. POSSIBILITIES
FEMALE HOT PINK HIGH TRAINABILITY POTENTIAL - GOOD DRIVES - READY TO LEARN - OUTGOING SOCIAL - INDEPENDENT - GOOD RETRIEVAL SKILLS - DOMINANT - VERY PLAYFUL - CONFIDENT EXP. TRAINER - SCH. POSSIBILITIES . WOULD DO WELL WITH OR WITHOUT CHILDREN . NEEDS DOMINANT ALPHA OWNER WITH LOTS OF ENERGY . NOISE TOLERANCE HIGH.