Campbell Test

Dogs name/number:______________________________ Tested by:_______________________________ Date:_____________

Test procedure Reaction Mark Result
A- Test his Trust
Set the puppy on the ground and walk away, about ten feet. Kneel and clap your hands together a few times. Be attentive to the way he reacts to this clapping. See if he comes to you, tail, high or low. The puppy will show you right away the level of trust he has placed upon you. Comes easily, tail high, hopping and nibbling hands. A
Comes easily, tail high, while yelping toward your hands. B
Comes easily, but with the tail lowered. C
Comes hesitantly. D
Does not come at all. E
B- Test his willingness to follow
Set the puppy on the ground, beside you. Then walk away from him, using a regular pace. If the puppy stays put, it could mean he tends to be independant. If he follows you, it is a sign of obedience. Follows easily, tail high, hopping and nibbling feet. A
Follows easily, tail high only. B
Follows easily, tail lowered. C
Follows hesitantly, tail lowered. D
Does not follow, keeping it's distance. E
C- Restraining test
Flatten the puppy and roll him on his back. Hold a hand upon its sternum for at least thirty seconds. His attitude should tell you whether he is accepting or refusing this physical domination. Struggles vigorously, wants to get away, bites. A
Struggles vigorously, wants to get away. B
Struggles a moment, but surrenders. C
Does not struggle, licks hands. D
D- Social dominance test
Again, flatten the puppy against the ground. Stroke him, from head to back, a few times. A dominant dog will resist such fondling, he will even try to bite you. An independant puppy will go away. You may repeat this test many times. Jumps, yelps, scratching, bites, growls. A
Jumps, yelps. B
Squirms, licks hands. C
Welters, licks hands. D
Gets away, does not budge. E
E- Lifting test
Raise the dog, hands accross the puppy's belly. Hold him at a reasonable level. At this point, the puppy has lost all control. The way he reacts will tell you how submissive he his. Ferocious, bites, growls, cries. A
Kicks a lot, cries. B
Struggles, soothes himself, licks. C
Does not struggle. D

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Campbell Puppytest



Basic rules

1 - You have to be alone with the pup.

2 - Choose a calm, isolated area.

3 - This test will be done only once.

4 - Each test has to last 30 seconds.

5 - Puppies have to be tested solely during their seventh week.


Test results

2 A's or more, with B's. Agressive dominant dog (will bite if manipulated). Not recommended for babies and third age persons. Excellent watchdog if trained with calm and gentleness.

3 B's or more. Dominant pup or has a tendency to dominate. Strong aptitude for training; not recommended if children are close by.

3 C's or more Excellent familly dog. Perfect for children and third age persons. No major problems.

2 D's or more, especially if with an E or more Puppy is very submissive. Has a great need of love and tenderness. Will suit to children, if you keep an eye open in order to prevent minor bites.

2 E's or more (including one in the D Test) Has a hard time socializing. Can attack due to fear, stress, especially if punished. Not recommended where babies or third age persons live.

A and E's mixed. Start over the test elsewhere. If the result is the same, the puppy is unpredictable.