In order to know the nature of Doberman puppy it is very
useful to apply the test of
William Campbell to the
puppies. The test allows distinguishing behavioral treats
and recommending Doberman puppy for different kinds of
Attention.The test is applied to the puppies at the age of 6-8
weeks old–no later.
It is advised to carry out the test in a quiet, unfamiliar place
whether nothing distracts the puppy. It is forbidden to cheer,
caress the dog as well as speak to it.
Place your Doberman puppy on the floor, recede a few paces in
the direction opposite to the one you came from. Do sit and smite
your hands together attracting Doberman’s attention.
In this situation the following behavioral patterns are typical:
A- Doberman puppy comes at a run at once, jumps on
you, plays, grasps by your hands, its tail is turned up.
B- Doberman puppy runs up to you immediately and
starts scratching a testing person with its paws, the tail is
C- Doberman puppy runs up naturally, but its tail
D- Doberman puppy runs up not instantly but after
some sort of hesitation and embarrassment, he is confused.
E- Doberman puppy dies not runs up at all.
2. Ability to
follow a person
Do stand beside Doberman puppy, then at a normal pace you
should start to move away from the puppy. At that the following
kinds of puppyish behavior may be observed:
A- Doberman puppy runs after
you at once, it is cheerful and tries to seize you by the
legs; the tail is turned up.
B- Doberman puppy runs after a
testing person at once moving side by side or is under his
feet; the tail is cocked.
C- Doberman puppy runs after a
testing person at once but somehow wanly, slightly tremulously
and falling behind; the tail is down.
D- Doberman puppy follows a
testing person too flabbily, he is confused and bewildered;
the tail is down.
E- Doberman puppy does not
follow a testing person and gets away. (Absolute refusal to