Consistency of personality traits in dogs

@article{Svartberg2005ConsistencyOP,
  title={Consistency of personality traits in dogs},
  author={K. Svartberg and Ingrid Tapper and H. Temrin and T. Rades{\"a}ter and S. Thorman},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2005},
  volume={69},
  pages={283-291}
}
We investigated the consistency of behaviour over repeated tests in dogs, Canis familiaris. Dogs were tested three times, with an average of 30 and 35 days between tests. The behavioural test used in the study included 10 subtests that exposed dogs to various situations, such as the appearance of an unfamiliar person, play, preylike objects, metallic noise and a suddenly appearing dummy. Studies using the same test with many dogs have revealed five specific personality traits, labelled… Expand

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