http://www.gemdales.se/ny_sida_2.htm здесь описание на английском с картинками и некоторыми комментариями. Текст копирую (примерно переведу чуть позже), есть ссылки на видео.
Explaination of Swedish Mentaltests MH - Mental Description
The dogs walks on a leash with their owner, but there are several people as an audience and there are one testleader (as a kind of judge). You are allowed to give your dog all the help and support it needs to overcome any fear or shyness.
The intention with this test is to see if the dog likes people, are OK with shot guns and is able to forget threats and recover from the incidents they are exposed to.
To registrate a collie litter in the Swedish Kennel club, you need to have a Mental Description of the parents. Every dog gets a paper with the mental description. Here (http://www.gemdales.se/enghundmall.htm) you can look at such paper. At the Swedish Kennel Clubs website "Hunddata"(http://kennet.skk.se/hunddata/) you can see every dogs MH result. Here is an example (http://kennet.skk.se/hunddata/Hund.aspx?hundid=2236492 , примечание - мне ничего не показал ).
If you want, you could look at two videos of a mental description (MH) Video 1 ( (part 1) Video 2 ( (part 2)
The dog and handler approached a stranger (the test-leader), who greeted the handler
and the dog. The test-leader took the leashed dog for a short walk, during which the testleader stopped and petted the dog. Back with the handler the test-leader made a brief physical examination of the dog (behavioural variables: greeting reaction, cooperation and reaction to physical handling).
The dog was unleashed, whereafter a rag was thrown between the handler and the testleader, and further away from the dog. If the dog run after and caught the rag, the test-leader tried to call the dog back. This was repeated once. After the repetition the dog was invited to play tug-of-war with the test-leader (behavioural variables: interest in playing, intensity in grabbing and interest in playing tug-of-war).
A rag was fixed to a long cord that was put in a course around 10 small wheels at the
ground in a zigzag pattern. By pulling the cord, the rag could rapidly ‘‘flee’’ away from the dog. When the rag started to move the dog was released and could freely run after and bite the rag (which stopped after the tenth wheel). The test was repeated once (behavioural variables: interest in chasing the object and grabbing it in both trials).
The handler and the leashed dog were positioned by the test-leader approximately 10 m
from the observer, where they remained during three minutes. The handler was instructed not to make any movements or sounds during the subtest (behavioural variable: activity level during this period).
A stranger, dressed in a cape with a hood, moved and crouched several times at a
distance (approximately 40 m) from the handler and the leashed dog. Then the assistant unhooded and tossed a rag in the air, and ran a short distance to a hiding place. The dog was then un-leashed, and was free to approach the assistant. If so happened, the assistant played with the dog using the rag, whereafter he was passive for 10 s. The play and passivity was repeated once (behavioural variables: interest in the stranger, aggressive behaviour, exploratory behaviour, interest in playing tug-of-war and play invitations to the stranger).
A human-like dummy was suddenly pulled up in front of the dog at a distance of 2mfrom
the dog during a walk (handler and leashed dog). The handler was instructed to release the leash when the dummy was pulled up. Thus, the dog was free to escape from the dummy and/or explore it. If the dog did not approach the dummy by itself, the handler supported the dog according to four successive standardized steps or until the dog had investigated the dummy. Thereafter, handler and dog walked close by the dummy four times (behavioural variables: startle reaction, aggressive behaviour, exploratory behaviour, and remaining avoidance behaviour and approach behaviour during walks).
A chain with large links was dragged over a sheet of corrugated metal at a distance of
2 m from the dog during a walk (handler and leashed dog). Thereafter, the same procedure as in the subtest ‘‘Sudden appearance’’ was carried out (behavioural variables: startle reaction, exploratory behaviour, and remaining avoidance behaviour and approach behaviour during walks).
Two strangers that wore white sheets, each with a white plastic bucket over their head
(‘‘ghosts’’), moved slowly towards the leashed dog and the handler. The distance between the two ‘‘ghosts’’, who were positioned 25 m from each other, and the dog was at the beginning 20 m (in a triangle pattern). The ‘‘ghosts’’ moved in short intermittent stages towards the dog during approximately 3 min, until they were close to the handler and dog.
Thereafter, the dog was released and could freely investigate the assistants, who removed the sheets and buckets when the dog had approached them (behavioural variables: aggressive behaviour, attention towards ghosts, avoidance behaviour, exploratory behaviour and greeting behaviour).
This subtest was a repetition of the second subtest, play 1, with one exception: the tug-of-war part was excluded (behavioural variables: interest in playing and intensity in
In this subtest the dog’s reaction to gunshots (from a 9 mm handgun, 25 m) that were
fired during activity (handler played with the dog) and passivity (handler and dog were standing still)
Korning (The old one)
(taken when the dogs are between two and four years old)
This test you pass or not. In some ways it's very similar to the MH but some of the items from MH is replaced with others, more demanding moments. It's the same here - if the dog needs support, you are allowed to give it. And if in any moment it becomes too much for the dog - you can stop at any time you wish. There are absolutely no intentions to scare or frighten the dogs!
In each moment you measure the reactions of the dogs from several aspects and the judges are giving the dogs points from -3, -2, -1, +1, +2, +3. Every item has a difficulty level which is multiplied with the points - so you get the final points.
The dog has to earn +100 points to get the titel KORAD and also been checked by a so called dog-describer. This person goes through the dog and checking the whole dog out into the very tiniest detail how well it matches to the standard. Too many digressions and the dog doesn't pass. So in other words - the dogs have to be both stable in character and fit well into the standard to earn the title KORAD.
In the test there is judgements of both aptitude and qualities. Through the whole test they measure the dogs way with people, temperament and nerves. They check out the motivations for struggling, both social and hunting and in some of the items you can measure the hardness, aggressiveness and if the dog wants to defend or not.
Exactly how the judges are giving their points is hard to explain and takes a very long time to write, so we just skip that.
1. The dog and the owner should take contact with the testleader, say hello - and that's it.
2. Testleader and owner plays with a rug along with the dog - same as in MH.
3. The rug in a long long string in zigzag - same as MH.
4. Is called "big prey" . A person is squatting and covered with a blanket. As you hold your dog in the necklace the "prey" or "booty" moves away with sthrenght in the movements in zigzag - still squatting. When the person with the blanket all over stops - you let the dog go. Hopefully it runs all the way to check it out. If the dog needs support you are allowed to help all the way. You wish for the dog to check the prey out and see for itself that it was just a human - no growling or biting in anger.
5. Test of the dog's feeling for reunion with the flock (pack) and testing the ability to act in conflict. The dog is held by the testleader when the owner runs away, calling for the dog and then hide. Between the dog and the owner is at least ten figures in the shape of militarys. Only the upper part of the body. The dog should ignore these and run right through to find the owner who is hiding in the bushes. If the dog doesn't dare to run through these figures it gets support from the testleader and the owner are allowed to call for the dog again. When the dog is reunited with the owner they take a walk in a leash through the figures to let the dog sniff on them and check them out.
6. The same as number 5 - but when the dog runs through the figures one of them has been laying down and now pops up when the dog is near.
7. The famous overall - same as MH
8. Chain on a metal-plate - same as MH
9. A man with a long coat and something big on his head is coming slowly towards the dog and the owner from a well hidden place. The man expresses strangeness (no threat) and is making little noises. Nothing should be normal about this man. He should be sneaking and leaning a bit in squat towards the dog. The wind must blow away from the dog so it cannot smell it's an ordinary human. From time to time the man looks away and become passive. The man changes from struggling invitations to passivity change and change again. When the man is passive it gives the dog opportunity to invite to struggle for itself. And if the dog does invitations, the man responds immediately.
10. Now it's time to test dominance. A low wide half-figure with marked eyes and a grin with lots of teeth is placed on a sledge. The sledge is well hidden in the bushes as you stand towards it with the dog on a leash in a distance about 15 meters. Someone is now dragging the sledge very slowly towards the dog. The sledge stops about 4 meters from the dog and you let the dog loose. Here you wish for the dog to sniff around the sledge to see if there are any tracks and then check the sledge and figure.
11. Ghosts - same as MH
12. Gunshots - also the same as MH
Korning (The new one)
This test you pass or not. In some ways it's very similar to the MH and the old Korning, but some of the items from MH is replaced with others, more demanding moments. It's the same here - if the dog needs support, you are allowed to give it. And if in any moment it becomes too much for the dog - you can stop at any time you wish. There are absolutely no intentions to scare or frighten the dogs!
The dog has to earn 300 points (of 600) to get the titel KORAD and also been checked by a so called dog-describer. This person goes through the dog and checking the whole dog out into the very tiniest detail how well it matches to the standard. Too many digressions and the dog doesn't pass. So in other words - the dogs have to be both stable in character and fit well into the standard to earn the title KORAD.
If your collie have 3 CC:s at show in Sweden, he became a Swedish Champion if he pass the Mental part of the new (or old) Korning
Here you can se a video of the new Korning (