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Old 12-12-2013, 01:00 AM   #31 (permalink)
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I mean maybe only the breeders I looked at had people choose their puppies before they knew their personalities.
Maybe, but that was the first time I have heard of a breeder do that. Everyone else I know who has gotten dogs got to choose as first come first serve

But maybe choosing the appropriate home m based on their personalities is how it's supposed to be?? I really don't know what most reputable breeders do?


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Maybe, but that was the first time I have heard of a breeder do that. Everyone else I know who has gotten dogs got to choose as first come first serve

But maybe choosing the appropriate home m based on their personalities is how it's supposed to be?? I really don't know what most reputable breeders do?


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@2manydogs your thoughts on this?

I actually like picking out which dog I like. I mean come on some are cuter than the other some people are looking for a specific look, and seriously, people can put on a good act to get "the best personality" dog. I would never let someone pick out my dog! That's like having someone name your child!


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@2manydogs your thoughts on this?

I actually like picking out which dog I like. I mean come on some are cuter than the other some people are looking for a specific look, and seriously, people can put on a good act to get "the best personality" dog. I would never let someone pick out my dog! That's like having someone name your child!


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That's all very true. That is the disadvantage of shopping from a distance.

Sometimes when you go to the home of the puppies, one of the puppies will pick you!
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That's all very true. That is the disadvantage of shopping from a distance.

Sometimes when you go to the home of the puppies, one of the puppies will pick you!
Well I think you should be allowed to pick your puppy. Not necessarily just by appearance but by interacting with it and seeing its personality. I mean you may want a flashy brindle male and end up falling for a solid fawn girl because her personality is more what you are looking for.

But the breeders I talked with had you pick the puppy from a picture when they are born and reserve it. I guess if there were other puppies left you could chose from them but that's not generally how it panned out - generally by the time they were old enough for their personalities to really show all the puppies were spoken for.

I guess ideally, it would be nice to be on a list and you still have the "first come first serve" idea but they aren't allowed to chose until the puppies are a certain age, have their individual personalities and have met the puppies a few times.

I guess this isn't always possible though and it might work out.
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We let our clients pick their puppy by the order they are on our waiting list. However.....if I don't think a puppy is a good match personality wise I will mention that and suggest they choose another puppy. To date I have only had to do this once. Usually our puppies are so similar it isn't an issue. This is because they are handled so much by myself, friends and friends children. They are also exposed to different textures, sights and sounds and my entire crew. This makes a very balanced puppy.
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My breeder didn't allow her clients to choose, she chose based on temperament and placed them in appropriate homes based on experience and situations etc.


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This does happen at times. The show puppies go to show homes if possible. Then the pet puppies go to homes that best meet their needs personality wise. There may be a special puppy that would excel at agility and the breeder prefers that type of home, then there may be a puppy who is dominant and needs a skilled trainer. Maybe another puppy is super active and needs a very active family.

I know of many breeders that do not place pet puppies specifically based on color, sex, or other factors that a buyer may want. They believe in temperament testing and then matching that puppy with a specific family with trying to keep the buyers requests in mind.
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Oh my goodness that would have been a handful.
Here is one of those puppies that was on that xray.. Attachment 69466

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This does happen at times. The show puppies go to show homes if possible. Then the pet puppies go to homes that best meet their needs personality wise. There may be a special puppy that would excel at agility and the breeder prefers that type of home, then there may be a puppy who is dominant and needs a skilled trainer. Maybe another puppy is super active and needs a very active family.

I know of many breeders that do not place pet puppies specifically based on color, sex, or other factors that a buyer may want. They believe in temperament testing and then matching that puppy with a specific family with trying to keep the buyers requests in mind.
Pretty much word for word is what my breeder said.


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Well I think you should be allowed to pick your puppy. Not necessarily just by appearance but by interacting with it and seeing its personality. I mean you may want a flashy brindle male and end up falling for a solid fawn girl because her personality is more what you are looking for.

But the breeders I talked with had you pick the puppy from a picture when they are born and reserve it. I guess if there were other puppies left you could chose from them but that's not generally how it panned out - generally by the time they were old enough for their personalities to really show all the puppies were spoken for.

I guess ideally, it would be nice to be on a list and you still have the "first come first serve" idea but they aren't allowed to chose until the puppies are a certain age, have their individual personalities and have met the puppies a few times.

I guess this isn't always possible though and it might work out.
No I'm not disagreeing with anything being said,
I'm saying when I went to the breeder ( and I I use a lower case I know what the deal is) I wanted a boy but all the boys were spoken for and their were 4 girls, I was trying to decide if I wanted a girl and Sruddell climbed into my lap and stayed there!
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No I'm not disagreeing with anything being said,
I'm saying when I went to the breeder ( and I I use a lower case I know what the deal is) I wanted a boy but all the boys were spoken for and their were 4 girls, I was trying to decide if I wanted a girl and Sruddell climbed into my lap and stayed there!
Aw bless, that is too cute.
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