Scientific Works Series C. Veterinary Medicine

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CRITERIA FOR ADOPTING DOGS FROM SHELTERS

Published in Scientific Works. Series C. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. LXI
Written by Timea KOCIS, Ioan ȚIBRU

The present paper conveys the results obtained by applying a behaviour evaluation test to dogs in shelters, The Experiments took place in a shelter in Timisoara, and their purpose was to differentiate those dogs which, from a behavioural point of view, fulfil adoption criteria from those which present various disorders that make the adoption process difficult. In order to carry out the study a number of 30 dogs have been tested, the basic test criteria where the basic commands such as sit, stay, fetch a toy, taking away the food bowl and the reaction to the doll. The study concluded with the fact that all 30 dogs could be adopted, showing only minor behavioural disorders due to the prolonged stay at the shelter.

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