Interpretation of the diagrams:
The dogs can be scored from 1 to 5 in every test-situation, or parts of situations. The more pronounced their reactions have been, the higher scores. Running further away from a scaring situation gives a higher score than just jumping aside a little. Playing intensively with the test-assistants renders the dogs higher scores than being uninterested in playing with them.
The "star" is the breed or dog we are comparing. The black ring in the middle represents the average scores for the group we are comparing with. In the diagram over the smooths, this ring represents all working dogs, the same ring in Seatons diagram represents the scores of all tested smooths.
If a breed's (or a dog if it is a diagram over an individual, could also be a litter) scores are inside this ring, it has scored lower than the group represented by the ring, if the scores are outside the ring, it has scored higher than the "comparation-group". The ring represents 0, and there are +1 to the end of the stripes and -1 in the middle of the diagram if there are 1:s around the rays (which it usually is in the diagram over breeds). Every cross on the score rays means a certain deviation from the average of the comparation-group, the black ring. If there are a circle of 1:s around the diagram, the deviation is 0,2, as 5 x 0,2 = 1. If there are 2:s around the rays, every cross represent a deviation of 0,4, as 5 x 0,4 = 2 etc.
(The red and green markings are mine, and meant to make it easier to interpret the diagrams. The red fields are those where we want less reactions while we want more reactions in the green fields, a little bit simplified though. - Puh! This is difficult enough to explain clearly in Swedish, my mother language, I so much wonder how I manage in English!!)
So, the two diagrams above are not immediately comparable then. The left one is Seaton's scores compared with the average of all tested smooths, 72 till May 2004 (represented by the black ring in the middle of the diagram), while the right diagram compares the average scores of all tested smooths (72) with the average of all tested dogs in the working dogs group (19.956 dogs till May 2004). The black rings in these two diagrams differ and then the distance between the crosses are different, 0,6 in Seaton's diagram and 0,2 in the case of the breed (the smooths).
Below though, we can compare the two diagrams. Here I have adjusted the diagram of the smooths (all tested ones) so that the difference between the scores are the same in both diagrams (they both have 3:s around the score-rays).