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Journal Resources on Temperament

Links to articles abstracts are sorted in order of year (most recent first) and alphabetical by first author's last name within each year.


van den Berg S.M., Heuven H.C.M., van den Berg L., Duffy D.L., Serpell J.A. (2010). Evaluation of the C-BARQ as a measure of stranger-directed aggression in three common dog breeds. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 124(3-4): 136-141.


Batt L.S., Batt M.S., Baguley J.A., McGreevy P.D. (2009). The relationships between motor laterization, salivary cortisol concentrations and behavior in dogs. Journal of Veterinay Behavior, 4(6) 216-222.


De Meester R., De Bacquer D., Peremans K.. Vermeire S., Planta D., Coopman F., Audenaert K. (2008). A preliminary study on the use of the Socially Acceptable Behavior test as a test for shyness/confidence in the temperament of dogs. Journal of Veterinary Behavior, 3: 161-170. 

Diesel G., Brodbelt D., Pfeiffer D.U. (2008). Reliability of assessment of dogs' behavioural responses by staff working at a welfare charity in the UK. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 115(3-4), 171-181.

Perez-Guisado J., Munoz-Serrano A., Lopez-Rodriguez R. (2008). Evaluation of the Campbell test and the influence of age, sex, breed, and coat color on puppy behavioral responses. Can J Vet Res, 72(3): 269–277.

Svobodova I., Vapenik P., Pinc L., Bartos L. (2008). Testing German shepherd puppies to assess their chances of certification. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 113(1-3) 139-149.


Diederich C., Giffroy J. (2006). Behavioural testing in dogs: A review of methodology in search for standardisation. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 97(1) 51-72.

Taylor K., Mills D.S. (2006). The development and assessment of temperament tests for adult companion dogs. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 1(3) 94-108.


Jones A.C., Gosling S.D. (2005). Temperament and personality in dogs (Canis familiaris): A review and evaluation of past research. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 95: 1-53.

Ley J.M., Bennett P. (2005). Measuring personality adjectives to measure personality in dogs (canis familiaris): Report on a pilot study. Current Issues and Research in Veterinary Behavior: Papers presented at the 5th International Veterinary Behavior Meeting, 114-118.

Notari L., Antoni M., Gallicchio B., Gazzano A. (2005). Behavioural testing for dog (canis familiaris) behaviour and owners' management in urban contexts: A preliminary study. Current Issues and Research in Veterinary Behavior: Papers presented at the 5th International Veterinary Behavior Meeting, 181-183.

Svartberg K. (2005). A comparison of behaviour in test and in everyday life: evidence of three consistent boldness-related personality traits in dogs. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 91(1-2) 103-128.

Svartberg K., Tapper I., Temrin H., Radesater T., Thorman S. (2005). Consistency of personality traits in dogs. Animal Behaviour, 69(2) 283-291.


Gosling S.D., Kwan V.S.Y., John O.P. (2003). A dog's got personality: A cross-species comparative approach to personality judgments in dogs and humans. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 85(6) 1161-1169.

Hsu Y., Serpell J. (2003). Development and validation of a questionnaire for measuring behavior and temperament traits in pet dogs. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 223(9) 1293-1300.


Svartberg K. (2002). Shyness-boldness predicts performance in working dogs. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 79: 157-174.


Wilsson E., Sundgren P.E. (1997). The use of a behaviour test for the selection of dogs for service and breeding, I: Method of testing and evaluating test results in the adult dog, demands on different kinds of service dogs, sex and breed differences. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 53: 279-295.


van der Borg J.A.M., Netto W.J., Planta D.J.U. (1991). Behavioural testing of dogs in animal shelters to predict problem behaviour. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 32(2-3) 237-251.

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