Dog Character Evaluation

You should emphasize the dog's character. A company dog should act as such at home and with the family. Breeders perform character verifications when they socialize and educate their litters. There are socializing tests to verify a puppy’s character. Generally speaking, it is best to avoid a shy puppy. Never buy a shy puppy because you feel sorry for it. Dominance tests verify the puppy’s spirit. It should be trusting and motivated, but not wild or aggressive. The alertness and obedience tests have been designed to verify the animal’s personality. It is ideal that the puppy responds when called and that it is docile, no matter how excited it is about your company. Some breeds tend to respond less when called, so if the entire litter is too busy to come to you, it is probably the breed. 
The charming Shih Tzu exists in many colors and patterns. It is increasingly pretty… that is why Shih Tzu owners often have at least two or three.

The Keenshond standard demands its typical grey coating, a mask in the eyes, collar and pants. Pants are still too big for this puppy.
 
When dealing with a breeder, it is most likely that he chooses a puppy from the litter for you. This has become common practice. The old notion of following the heart and allow the puppy to choose you is a farce – romantic, but a farce -. You should inform the breeder what you intend for the dog. If you only want a company dog, the breeder will not sell you a puppy with super show quality (not even if that puppy likes you). The breeder’s interest and his breeder program need to sell its best puppy to someone who will exhibit the dog on shows, to preserve the breeder’s prestige. Show awards count for a breeder. If you need a watch dog, or a specimen to compete in obedience, the breeder will know the subtle character and personality differences and is better prepared to recommend which of the dogs will be the best choice. Unfortunately, in some breeds the color is an important factor for the owner. Many people only want a black Labrador, a golden Whippet or a red Corgi. Such prejudices don’t benefit the breed. Many of these prejudices are not only maintained by amateurs with color preferences, but also by blind judges who prefer certain colors in a breed. Therefore, the breeder must commit and choose the best puppy in a fraction of the litter, since you don’t want a sand colored Labrador or a blue Whippet. Let’s duck our heads before all those amateurs with open and blind mentality, and before any dog loving judge that only rewards blue Whippets and roan Field Spaniels… Finding a rare breeder, or even a popular breed, should not be difficult, and with a single call to the closest canine society you can be provided with breeder addresses, they can even recommend where to find quality in a determined breed. With less known breeds, it is possible that you get wait listed, sometimes for two year. Good things require waiting… and why be in a hurry if you are choosing your best friend? 
 
The breeder will probably choose the puppy for you. Their experience with the breed and the litter serve them in making the most appropriate choice.
 
Although these Shetland puppies are still too small to change houses, they are beginning to develop their personalities and like human contact. Own. Linda Zimmerman.