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Old 10-16-2013, 02:21 PM
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How to choose the right puppy personality?

We are going to get a lab puppy. What are some of the traits you look for in a puppy to know that they will be a good fit for your family? Why do you consider those traits?
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In many cases, the breeder will select the best fit for you based on your wants and needs, and the pup's personality/temperament. The breeder has spent 8 weeks watching the pups interact with each other and a variety of humans and, if experienced enough, can make a good assessment of what type of adult temperament a pup will have.

Some breeders will also have an outside person conduct a temperament test with the pups to get a better idea of where they will fit best. Still, even with that test is just a snapshot of the pup and should be used in conjunction with the breeder's observations.

My advice is to tell the breeder what type of dog you want (agility prospect, calm companion, obedience competitor, etc) and allow him/her to select the best fit.
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In many cases, the breeder will select the best fit for you based on your wants and needs, and the pup's personality/temperament. The breeder has spent 8 weeks watching the pups interact with each other and a variety of humans and, if experienced enough, can make a good assessment of what type of adult temperament a pup will have.

Some breeders will also have an outside person conduct a temperament test with the pups to get a better idea of where they will fit best. Still, even with that test is just a snapshot of the pup and should be used in conjunction with the breeder's observations.

My advice is to tell the breeder what type of dog you want (agility prospect, calm companion, obedience competitor, etc) and allow him/her to select the best fit.
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