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Can I pick my own puppy from a litter?

often get asked by puppy buyers if they are able to pick out their own puppy. Since we know our puppies better than anyone, the answer is most often “no”.

As a breeder, a litter of puppies in a 24/7 job! We have watched these puppies grow and develop their own individual personalities over time. We watch them interact with mom, each other, and as they get older children on a daily basis. We note their reactions to noises, other dogs, people, and their environment. We get to see them at different times of the day under different situations and in different environments. No one knows each puppy’s temperament and personality better than the person responsible for their care during the first 8 to 10 weeks of their lives.

We have a Simply Standards Questionaire that we have all of our potential buyers complete to help us get to know you and your family better. By providing this information you give us a great picture of your lifestyle and what you are looking for in your puppy. For example, an active young family may be looking for a more outgoing and energetic rough and ready puppy that can keep up with their busy lifestyle and young children. Another couple may be an older couple without children looking for a calm laid laid-back pup that enjoys calmer activities. Either way, we are here to connect the best family to the best pup.

In the past, a family may have gone to visit the breeder to see all the pups, stay for a few hours, and pick a pup. It didn’t really give you a good opportunity to match the personalities. Short visits just aren’t enough time to get a true picture of a pup’s personality.

It is extremely important to us that each puppy is matched with the right family. We want our puppies to be happy and we want you to be able to enjoy your new puppy for years to come. For that very reason, we need to make the best match possible between the puppy and the new family. We take this process very seriously. We want you to know and feel that you have the perfect puppy. So please trust us to choose the puppy that will best fit your family. We can’t wait to make that happen for you both.


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