We use the Volhard Puppy Aptitude Test.  This test is used as an
indicator as to what temperament the puppy may have.   Genetic
inheritance, as well as the environment in which the puppy lives and
is raised in, plays a huge role in his development.  Proper handling,
socialization and overall care is part of the environmental factors that
come into play during the puppy's life.   If a puppy is treated
inhumanely, no amount of genetic inheritance is going to make a
difference --- that puppy will not be the puppy he would have normally
been, if he wasn't treated so badly.  It is also not to the benefit of the
puppy, or new owner, if their personalities do not match.  A shy puppy
will not thrive in an environment that is loud, chaotic or with a person
that has a short temper and no patience.  On the other hand, a hard
headed puppy will be a disaster if he is placed with a person that is of
submissive nature.  That puppy will grow up to run the owner's life.

We spend lots of time with our puppies and we know their
personalities.  We match the puppy with the owner.  The majority of the
time, the puppy is chosen specifically for their color (this is why we do
not charge more for particular colors, like most do) and nothing else.  
Many buyers become apprehensive, and even angry, when we decline to
sell them a particular puppy that they have chosen.  It isn't personal,
it's just that we know the puppy and from listening to what the buyer
wants, we know that particular puppy isn't going to work for that
particular person.  We strive for a partnership between the person and
puppy, for it's a long-term commitment and shouldn't be taken
lightly.  We would rather decline selling a puppy, rather than placing
one in the wrong environment.  

We continually strive to produce genetically, mentally and
physically stable puppies.  The ultimate goal is happiness between the
new owner and the puppy. A puppy that best suits them, their family
and their need or want is without doubt the best combination.  
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