SCHOOL YEAR 2010-2011
SCIENCE FAIR 2010-2011
Dog Breed Behavior
Darío Patricio González Hinojosa
Guillermo Alexander Guerra Acosta
Monterrey, Nuevo León a 23 de Febrero de 2011
Table of contents
We chose thistopic because its a very fascinating theme and I
studied the dog's breeds for a long time.
We think that if the people know more about the breed they choose when they want to buy a dog, they can choose the right one for their
necesities and how they will adapt in their homes. So the family and the dog will live happy
Every breed had different behavior by evaluating differentbehavior criteria.We will evaluate different puppy breeds and observe:
Possible growth size
Affection towards humans
We will be working with different types of dogs or breeds, spending time with them so we can evaluate different parameters.
Interviews with expertsMaterial to write
We were given the oportunity to spend time and work with different
dog breeds on a pet store called “La jungla de Timo” and worked with them every day for 2 weeks.
We evaluated and got expert advice on:
Friendliness toward dogs
Friendliness toward other pets
Ease of training
Watchdog abilityProtection ability
We worked with 8 breeds
old english sheep dog
jack russell terrier
We worked with baths, feeding, playing, walking, training and caring
about them. We observed their behavior, the reaction between them, the aproach with people, the sleeping time, the activity etc.
Andthe last step was to compare, give them a score in every criteria and make a scale in every breed.
TemperamentThe spunky but sweet Shih Tzu is both a gentle lap dog and a vivacious companion. It has an upbeat attitude and loves to play and romp. It is affectionate to its family and good with children. It is surprisingly tough and does have a stubborn streak.UpkeepDespite its small size, the Shih Tzu needs daily exercise. Because of its small size, it can meet its requirements with vigorous indoor games or short frolics outside or with short walks on leash. It does not do well in hot humid weather, and it should never be expected to live outdoors. Its luxurious coat needs brushing or combing every other day; puppies should be taught to accept groomingfrom a young age. Pets may be clipped.
Old english sheepdog
TemperamentThe amiable Old English is jolly but gentle. At home, it is a well-mannered house pet that often amuses its family with comical antics. It thrives on human companionship and is very much a homebody. It is extremely devoted to its family and protective of family members, tending children as flock members. It is friendly towardstrangers. Some can be headstrong.
UpkeepThe Old English sheepdog needs daily exercise, either a moderate to long walk or a vigorous romp. It particularly enjoys herding. It can live outside only in temperate to cool climates, but it is strongly advised that this breed have access to the house or indoor quarters because it thrives on togetherness. Its coat needs brushing or combing every otherday, or it may form mats. It may tend to track in debris.
TemperamentEverybody's friend, the golden retriever is known for its devoted and obedient nature as a family companion. It is an apt sporting retriever as well and yearns for a day in the field. Ignoring its active nature and powerful physique can lead to behavior problems, and it needs daily physical and mental...