Development and validation of a questionnaire for measuring behavior and temperament traits in pet dogs.

@article{Hsu2003DevelopmentAV,
  title={Development and validation of a questionnaire for measuring behavior and temperament traits in pet dogs.},
  author={Yuying Hsu and James A. Serpell},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  year={2003},
  volume={223 9},
  pages={
          1293-300
        }
}
  • Y. HsuJ. Serpell
  • Published 1 November 2003
  • Psychology
  • Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
OBJECTIVE To develop and validate a questionnaire to assess behavior and temperament traits of pet dogs. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey of dog owners. Animals-1,851 dogs belonging to clients of a veterinary teaching hospital or members of national breed clubs and 203 dogs examined by canine behavior practitioners because of behavior problems. PROCEDURE Owners were asked to complete a questionnaire consisting of 152 items eliciting information on how dogs responded to specific events and… 

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