This is why I think its important that a breeder talks with a potential buyer. Sure you can put a list of things you want and most likely you wont get them all. Health and disposition, drive, etc. I think are far more important. A good breeder will be looking to put their pups in a home thats a good match. Money is always 2nd.Yep I have heard of that ... that would not work for me.
Had I described what I was looking for in a pup. I would have never gotten Struddell. I wanted a boy and in particular the boy standing on top of the pile of puppies barking his head off! But all the boys were chose only girls were left. Well that sucked ...
But then there was one ... he not stand on ... to become my Struddell! And she picked me! When I came in she came out of the pen crawled into my lap and promptly fell asleep??? I was there for 45 minuets and she never moved. Well this is certainly a ball of dynamite ...not! But screw I wanted a white Boxer and I "needed" one now.
I picked her up a bit later and it turned out ... she was not really boring at all! For all I know she had spent the whole day being an PIA and was just tried when I got there!
So I prefer to pick my own but yes quality breeders can do a pretty good job of matching pups with buyers.
If its a good breeder they will know their pups way more than a potential buyer who stops by for a short amount of time.
Personally I love brindle, but my next pup(if a boxer) will have to have very high drive. If brindle isn't in the cards so be it.