Monthly Archives: September 2012

On September 11th, the AKC awarded the first titles for Search and Rescue to responders from 9/11. The titles are now available to anyone who is FEMA or SUSAR Type I or Type II certified and registered with the AKC.

The ability to provide titles for these amazing and talented dogs will continue to help advance the breeding of successful and healthy detection dogs right here in the United States.

To receive your title, simply complete the application. Read the AKC’s press release to learn more about first titles awarded and the special dogs that received them.

The C-BARQ was developed by researchers at the Center for the Interaction of Animals and Society of the University of Pennsylvania, and is currently the only behavioral assessment instrument of its kind to be extensively tested for reliability and validity on large samples of dogs of many breeds. The current version consists of 101 questions describing the different ways in which dogs typically respond to common events, situations, and stimuli in their environment. The C-BARQ is simple to use, and can be completed by anyone who is reasonably familiar with a dog’s typical, day-to-day behavior. On average, it takes from 10-15 minutes to complete.

The C-BARQ is available to veterinarians, behavioral consultants, researchers, shelters, breeders, and working dog organizations with an interest in screening dogs for the presence and severity of behavioral problems. For a limited period, it is also open to pet-owners interested in comparing their dogs to others in the C-BARQ database.