About the C-BARQ
The C-BARQ (or Canine Behavioral Assessment and Research Questionnaire) is designed to provide dog owners and professionals with standardized evaluations of canine temperament and behaviour.
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 behaviour. On average, it takes from 10-15 minutes to complete.
The C-BARQ is available to veterinarians, behavioural consultants, researchers, shelters, breeders, and working dog organizations with an interest in screening dogs for the presence and severity of behavioural problems. For a limited period, it is also open to pet-owners interested in comparing their dogs to others in the C-BARQ database.