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Selection Process for Puppies

The thread several months ago about matching puppies personalities to the correct family seemed to be a common practice. Should I be wary of any breeders who allow the puppies to be selected before the 8 week mark to go based upon a first come/first serve basis? In all of the books about Havanese, they suggest that doing a personality test at 8 weeks and then having the breeder select the right puppy for the owner after extensive conversations is the best but I wondered what you, the breeders in this forum, thought. Thank you in advance for your considerable experience and thoughts in this matter.
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I'm not a breeder, but there are so many who let you choose your puppy long before the eight week period. I picked two of mine when they were about four to six weeks old. That would not be a red flag for me.

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My breeder sort of did a combo thing. She had everyone pick out their #1 and #2 choices from the litter(s), but final say of which pup went where was hers as she wasn't going to match up an unsuitable puppy/owner combo. However, I do believe that they were all going to pet homes which I think makes things easier than if you have someone looking for something very specific.

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welcome , here's an article on picking puppies. It's your choice if given it.

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The breeder of my first dog let me "pick" Bumi. She always told me that the final decision depended on his temperament, but she would keep in mind that I wanted him. She is an awesome Breeder who has produced excellent dogs!


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