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The canines of the National Republican Guard - The personality characteristics and the benchmarking tests appropriate for the police service in Guarda

By Ivo Morais

Category Theses
Abstract

The domestic dog lives on the side of humanity for more than 14,000 years and during this time, despite suffering several morphological and behavioral changes, is today the faithful friend of man. The diversity of tasks in which the dog is employed constitute the practical motivation for the study of his personality, as well as the benchmark tests, especially for those who carry out the day-to-day work alongside the canines. The present work aims to study the canines of the GNR, to determine and to identify the personality characteristics suitable for the canids of the police service, as well as to analyze the validation tests in force in the GIC (Cinotechnical Intervention Group). The methodology used in this paper is divided into three phases: the conceptual phase, the methodological phase and the empirical phase. Structurally, This work is divided into four parts: the introductory part, the theoretical part, the practical part and the concluding part. In the theoretical part, the fundamental concepts on the cinotecnia are treated for the understanding of the present investigation, and to interpret the contents presented in the practical part. In the practical part, the results of the data collected through the interviews and the focus group are presented and discussed. Initial interviews (applied to the GIC military and Civil Guard guards) and confirmation interviews (to the GIC military) were carried out. Confirmation interviews authenticated the characteristics obtained in the initial interviews so that the focus group was subsequently held, in order to decide on the choice of the tests to validate the appropriate characteristics. The analysis of the results allowed to verify a set of characteristics suitable to the canids of the GIC and, a set of tests for its validation. It was concluded with the present work that the characteristics suitable to the GIC canids are: the predisposition of the dog to work, agility, reaction to new stimuli, research, stability, adaptability to new environments, prey instinct and the courage. The set of tests to validate the characteristics are: the proof of the attitude, the proof of the agility, the proof of the reaction to floors and sounds, the proof of the instinct of prey and persistence, the proof of the intensity of search, the proof of reaction to the Approximation of the figure, the proof of the reaction to the shots and the proof of the aggressiveness.
Abstract The domestic dog has lived along side of humanity for at least 14,000 years, and during that time, despite suffering several morphological and behavioral changes, today is the faithful friend of man. The diversity of tasks in which the dog is employed, are the practical motivation for the personality study, as well as the tests tests, especially for those that work with dogs all days. The present work aims to study the GNR dogs, determining and identifying the appropriate characteristics for the canine police service, as well as, analyze the behavior tests used in GIC. The methodology employed in this study is divided into three phases: the conceptual phase, the methodological procedure and the empirical phase. Structurally, this work is divided into four parts: The introduction, the theoretical part, the practical part and the concluding part. In the theoretical part, they are treated the fundamental concepts of canine work for understanding the investigation, and to interpret the practical part. In the practical part, are presented and discussed the results of the collected data through interviews and focus group. Initial interviews (applied to the GIC military and the guards of Civil Guard) and confirmation interviews (the GIC military) were performed. The confirmation interviews were authenticated the characteristics obtained in the initial interviews, so it was possible of the focus group, in order to decide wich tests will validate the appropriate characteristics. The analysis of results has shown a set of appropriate characteristics to the police dog and a set of tests. It was concluded in the present work that the characteristics to police dogs are: the willingness to work, the agility, the reaction to new stimuli, the capacity to research, the stability, and the adaptability to new environments, the instinct of prey and the Courage The set of tests to validate these characteristics are: attitude, agility, reaction to floors and sounds, the prey instinct and persistence, search intensity, reaction to approaching figure, reaction to the shots and the proof of aggressivenes And the adaptability to new environments, the instinct of prey and the courage. The set of tests to validate these characteristics are: attitude, agility, reaction to floors and sounds, the prey instinct and persistence, search intensity, reaction to approaching figure, reaction to the shots and the proof of aggressivenes And the adaptability to new environments, the instinct of prey and the courage. The set of tests to validate these characteristics are: attitude, agility, reaction to floors and sounds, the prey instinct and persistence, search intensity, reaction to approaching figure, reaction to the shots and the proof of aggressivenes

Submitter

Katie Carroll

Date 2014
Publisher Military Academy. Teaching Direction
URL Http://hdl.handle.net/10400/27342
Language English
University Military Academy
Tags
  1. Animal roles
  2. Characteristics
  3. Dogs
  4. guard
  5. Mammals
  6. Military
  7. Military dogs
  8. Police
  9. Police dogs
  10. Security
  11. Working animals