Temperament Testing

Each litter of puppies has a variety of temperaments to choose from for the buyers.  We evaluate the basic temperament of the pup using the Volhard Puppy Aptitude test.  This is a test performed by a stranger on the pups after they have been taken out of their familiar environment.  This test is performed on our puppies at 7 weeks of age.  In addition to the official temperament test that we use, we spend a great deal of time observing the puppies.  We make note of their behaviors with the other puppies in the litter and their behaviors when faced with outside stimulus.  It is the temperament test combined with our own observations that will determine if we have a pup with the right kind of temperament for you.