And the winner is....
But...what does that mean?
I selected for Calm. Stable. Manageable. Confident.
Realistically, the litter was even for the qualities that matter most to me. All of the puppies appeared to be stable and extremely handler focused. All of them were highly interactive by nature; following me around and choosing me over the environment. All were natural retrievers of whatever I might choose to throw.
I chose the most independent and bold of the female puppies. I also liked her style of playing tug - quiet, confident, and engaged. I liked that she could sit quietly in my lap, either snuggled under my chin or gently licking my face. She's certainly not dull, but she has a clear head about her.
I can't wait to get to know her. That will come tomorrow. And the next day. And the one after that. One day I'll feel like I know her inside and out, and I'll laugh at assumptions I made today that did not hold true.
That's the nature of selecting a puppy.
Ok, so are you getting her THIS WEEKEND?
Can’t wait to see her cute face.
Would you have one tonight to show me?
I need a puppy fix!
Yeh for Miss Pink! Fate has spoken. I could not be happier for you, Denise. All of the best to you and your new baby…the journey has just begun – and what a trip it will be.
That is great she is from your own lines. Are they out of the USA? Is there a web page to see the pups? Or a web cam?
No; the web cam is off now; they are going home this weekend. They are 7/8 european working lines (malinois background) and 1/8 old american working lines.You can see pedigree and photos of relatives (but not puppies) on my sprite website.
Congratulations to you and Ms Pink! Waiting for more pictures and videos!