Originally Posted by Anna6
No way is that Tillie? She is cute either way. Hmm makes me wonder if Nina will be white eventually.
lol, yup! that's my girl!! and honestly, I did NOT want a white dog... ha ha jokes on ME!
I had read and sort of knew about the color change... but to see it and live it very different from reading about it!
We are a prime example of not only color change but also of picking your puppy (or him/her picking YOU) based on temperment and connection.
Before we went to visit the pups, I was in near constant contact with the breeder. She had 3 pups left and they were 13 weeks old (OLD in puppy weeks!). She still had them because she did NOT want them to go to breeder homes and was waiting for the right families for them. Based on the coloring and discrpitions of thier personalities, Tillie was our 3rd (LAST) choice... not only did she have the light face that I did NOT want (because of tear staining issues), she was described by the breeder as shy, hesitant and introverted.
BUT when we got there to visit (after the infamous 10 hour drive), the other pups really wanted NOTHING to do with us! It was so interesting... I was intent on one of the other pups, but there was Tillie, snuggled between the kids on the floor, in my daughters arms, next to me on the couch... the others wouldn't come anywhere near us! Honestly, I didn't even PET the others!!
Based on all I had learned throughout my puppy research I asked to spend time individually with each puppy, and STILL the others didn't want anything to do with us! We quickly saw that Tillie was very play driven BUT the breeder may not have seen it as Tillie was the smallest and non-'aggressive' so she would always be the last to eat, the last to get to the toy and wouldn't try to take anything from her brothers and sisters. When we got alone time with her, her personality really shined! She chased toys and brought them to us, let the breeder turn her on her back where she 'melted', had basic obedience of sit and lay down already and was very attentive to both the breeder who she obviously loved and the kids.
It was VERY obvious that this little pup wanted to come home with us. SHE chose us.
SO, all that to say, color doesn't REALLY matter.
Although I dream of having a black and white.... bwhahahahhaha