07-25-2012, 06:54 AM
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| | predicting temperament as puppies
I'm a first time dog owner, just adopted a puppy (now 14 weeks old) from a rescue in Tennessee almost 2 weeks ago. She's an awesome dog, much calmer than I expected. Has 2 very active times during the day. We go for a walk 1-2 times per day and my boys run around in the back yard with her as well. Inside, she's mostly calm, snugly, doesn't bark much at all, not very jumpy, not an excessive chewer, doesn't jump on everyone who walks through the door. She seems very comfortable, eating well, etc. Housetraining is coming along well. We think we lucked out!!!
Question is, is this an accurate view of her temparament? My vet told me she's still shell-shocked and I haven't seen her true personality yet. She seems perfectly well-adjusted to me.
(She is a mix- they told us Australian Cattle Dog mix, the foster mom thought the dog's mom may have also had whippet in her. No idea about dad. Face resembles a Jack Russell, which had me nervous. Body looks more whippet, nothing obviously cattle dog except maybe some of her spots!)