Choosing your puppy (PAT)

When selecting a puppy you should consider the temperament of the puppy you are looking for. At 7 weeks we will perform the Volhard Puppy Aptitude Test on our puppies. We do this as it is a valid assessment tool to predict inherited behavioral tendencies and how the puppy will likely turn out as he/she matures into an adult. We will provide a copy of the (PAT) to potential owners to evaluate if the puppy is a good fit for them.

The Puppy Aptitude Test (PAT) evaluates the following: Social Attraction, Following, restraint, Social Dominance, Elevation Dominance, Retrieving, Touch Sensitivity, Sound Sensitivity, Sight Sensitivity, and Stability.

Full Details of Volhard’s Puppy Aptitude Test can be found by following the link below. https://www.volhard.com/pages/pat.php