|Barked: Fri Apr 12, '13 10:46am PST |
|That is EXACTLY what you want! A very good sign! In every litter, all puppies are lovely, but they will have different potentials. Not simply show or pet. Some are independent and some are clingy. Some are high energy, some low. Some are bold, some are thoughtful. Because he raises these dogs and pedigrees, he can look at them and figure out what they have good odds to grow up to be. So he is listening to what your own expectations are, and will be sourcing out which puppies in the litter are best suited to you. Good signs all!
What he is trying to do is to gather info from you to make a good match, and is trying to establish a good, trusting relationship with you. Breeders really shouldn't be someone you simply pay the money to in order to get a puppy. They are who you can call, lifelong, when you have any questions or trouble. Knowing their breed, and having a pretty good insight to the dog you have, they will have the experience to be very good mentors. So he is just making sure you get the puppy you are hoping for, and getting that relationship started where he knows you will consider him someone knowledgeable about and invested in the longterm future of your dog. He hopes you will always communicate with him, let him know how your puppy is doing, come to him with questions. It's really one of the main perks for getting a dog in this way, and it sounds like this will be the start of a valuable relationship in your life and that of your future dog.
Breeders who ask no questions, don't want you to understand their program, let you pick your puppy and then walk away with that being the last they hear from you? That's not a good breeder. They are just producing puppies like units, rather than having best hopes for you both, with a wish that he will always know how the pup is doing and always being there for you as a resource. Once you experience it, you will understand how lucky you feel to have someone in your life who is such an expert, very invested in a successful outcome, and who truly wants to be there for you whenever you need them.
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