Litter Evaluations

We are frequently asked about how we choose pups for people.  As the breeders, it is our job to choose the pup for the person.  We are the ones who have watched the pup since his or her birth through the first stages of life.  We also have our litters evaluated at least twice by outside testers.  The first time is at 7 weeks of age when they have a temperament evaluation.  Each pup is temperament tested by a stranger in a place that is not familiar to the pup. (see Temperament Testing)

The second evaluation is at eight weeks.  This is when we look at the pups to determine which pups we believe to be show pups and which pups will probably not be shown.  This evaluation is also performed by an outside tester using the method outlined by Pat Hastings in the Puppy Puzzle.