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1644 River Road
Ashland City, Tennessee 37015


Cedar Valley Canine is a multi-purpose kennel providing canines and training for a variety of purposes in the civilian, protection, sport, and police & military arenas.

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Breed Surveys and Temperament Testing

Dave Taylor

Europe and other countries have long implemented a Breed Survey to establish health and temperament guidelines in order to control and maintain the bloodlines they recommend for breeding. 

In our 35+ years or both training and purchasing dogs from Europe, we have found that in many cases dogs with even the highest Breed Survey ratings in this area don't necessarily transition well into an everyday environment.

At Cedar Valley Canine we have developed a system of our own for evaluation that we feel both enhances the European standards of Breed Survey testing and exceeds it.

Our testing doesn't take place as a choreographed field exercise that is trained, but rather in a variety of "real world" scenarios. 

These include but are not limited to: crowds, variable and extreme noise and lighting (gunfire), startle testing, stairwells and open stairs (inside and out), dark hallways and rooms, elevators, different floor surfaces, traffic testing and exposure to multiple buildings and locations.

In this way we can assure our clients that the puppy or dog they purchase from us will work in any home or work environment they choose - a busy office, construction site,  the family home, your child's sporting event. Wherever you choose to go whether it be by car, private plane or on a tour bus, your Cedar Valley Canine dog or pup will be comfortable and confident - we guarantee it!