Typifying the nervous system of small breed puppies and building a behavioral model for them

M. Halil1*, R. Dimitrova1, I. Stoycheva2

1Department of Animal Husbandry, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Trakia University, 6000 Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
2Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics, Trakia University, 6000 Stara Zagora, Bulgaria

(Manuscript received 6 March 2024; accepted for publication 10 May 2024)

Abstract. The temperament of a total of 30 small puppies of 4 breeds in the period of their primary socialization was typified. The number of sanguines, cholerics, phlegmatics and melancholics was determined separately according to the breed of the animals along with the possibility of building a successful behavioral model for representatives of different breeds according to their temperament. The fastest socialization was reported in Shih Tzu puppies, followed by Bichon Frise, Pekingese, Dachshund, and lastly Poodle. There was a relationship between temperament and breed in dogs.