Title: Aggressive behavior in adopted dogs that passed a temperament test
Short Synopsis: Temperament testing done by shelters cannot reliably illustrate aggressive tendencies that dogs exhibit in the home. This is likely due to situations that are not mimicked on temperament testing that occurs in the home motivating territorial and predatory aggression.
Authors: E Christensen, J Scarlett, M Campagna, K Houp
Publication: Applied Animal Behavior Science
Publication Date: January 2006
Applies To: Adopted Dogs, shelter behavior
Sample Size: 66
Limitations/Drawbacks: Adopters may not have reported/recalled their dogs behavior accurately, and may not understand their behavior well enough (ex. barking) to report aggressive behavior accurately.
Link to the article: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0168159106002486