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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-19-2009, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
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What age can you....

What age can you tell if your gsd is of good temperment. I was just reading the good characteristics of a good working dog. Drive, Temperament, Nerves and Physical Soundness....
Is 4 months to early to tell what I have?
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Karlo's breeder does a puppy aptitude test at 7 weeks. For the most part that age is right on to tell the temperament, etc. At this time the pups placement w/ the right owners is usually determined.

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As far as scared of noises associated with traffic and cars, is this something that all puppies go through or is it a sign of a lesser temperament.
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Re: What age can you....

I wouldn't rely on a test at 7 weeks, and even at 4 months, I think the adult is still to be revealed.

At four months you know if they are fearful, high drive etc... but, IMHO, they are still developing.

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Re: What age can you....

Depends on the level of fear - is it wary of traffic or outright afraid (spooky)?

Traffic is something you can desensitize the dog to with gentle conditioning.

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Originally Posted By: SunCzarinaDepends on the level of fear - is it wary of traffic or outright afraid (spooky)?

Traffic is something you can desensitize the dog to with gentle conditioning.
It seems more wary of traffic, but if a larger truck rumbles by....she does one of those fast spin moves with her head down trying to escape in the opposite direction..
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