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                                                Vallecito's 

Queen Guinevere



Seven Weeks Old




Six Weeks Old



Temperament Test #3 - 6 weeks


What is the reaction to a dropped loud object?

This puppy startled slightly at first by lowing her head and flinching.  She recovered a second later and was not traumatized by the sound.  She did not move away, but also did not move toward the object.   This puppy receives a score of 9 for this category.


What is the reaction when pup is roughly pet?

This puppy was loose and relaxed.  She did not move into the pet, but also did not move away.  She was submissive to the pet.  This puppy did not make any noise and was silent throughout the pet.  This puppy receives a score of 8 for this category.


What is the reaction when pup is picked up?

This puppy was loose and relaxed.  She did not make any noises and did not struggle or move in any way.  She kept her mouth closed and her eyes open and alert.  This puppy receives a score of 9 for this category.


What is the reaction of this pup when it is turned over on its back?



What is the reaction of this pup when it is placed in a wicker basket?



What is the reaction of this pup when it is placed back away from siblings?



Overall, this puppy receives a score of ___ on this third temperament test.




Five Weeks Old




Four Weeks Old





Three Weeks Old



This puppy is a cutie.  She loves people and doesn't mind being turned over or pet.  She is easy going in any situation and curious when in new situations.  She has confidence and knows her mind.  She wants to play and be a part of the action, however, she does so with calm gentleness.  She can have energy at times, but it doesn't last long.  
































Temperament Test #2 - 2.5 to 3 weeks


What is the reaction to a dropped loud object?

This puppy initially startled by drawing back slightly without making a sound and then went right about her way without minding the noise at all.  This puppy receives a score of 9 for this category.


What is the reaction when pup is roughly pet?

This puppy sat still and accepted the pet.  She was not still in any way and did not move her head down in anticipation of the pet.  She was quiet throughout.  This puppy receives a score of 9 for this category.


What is the reaction when pup is picked up?

This puppy hung loose and quiet.  After 3 seconds she did wiggle slightly, but then stopped.  She made no noise.  This puppy receives a score of 8 for this category.


What is the reaction of this pup when it is turned over on its back?

This puppy did not mind the turn at all.  She was lose and quiet throughout.  She lie there without moving to right herself.  She, instead, moved her head to the right and started play biting the hand that held her.  She looked up at the person and acknowledged the handler as she mouthed.  After 10 seconds, she wiggled slightly without making a sound and the handler turned her back over.  This puppy receives a score of 9 for this category.


What is the reaction of this pup when it is placed in a wicker basket?

This puppy explored the basket quietly, but determined.  She looked all around the floor of the basket, sniffing and moving her head back and forth.  After 8 seconds, she jumped up on the side of the basket and tried to climb out.  This puppy receives a score of 6 for this category.


What is the reaction of this pup when it is placed back away from siblings?

This puppy immediately knew where she was and squatted to pee.  She then turned around knowingly and went to the water bowl to drink.  She did not look back up at the handler and did not move to get back with the handler at any time.  She also did not go right away to the puppy pile.  She was not traumatized or stiff or in any way upset by the test.  This puppy receives a score of 9 for this category.



Overall, this puppy receives a score of 8.3 on this second temperament test.



Two Weeks Old





One Week Old



Queen Guinevere's eyes are already opening.  She was a doll and snuggled up to the handler when picked up.  She also tolerated the photo booth now and did not struggle so much being turned over.  These are good improvements.  This puppy is a dark silver sable with a white stripe on her muzzle.  She has white spotting on her feet and chest.  Overall, looking like a very sweet girl and has kept quiet most of the time.  





Birth




Temperament Test #1 - Birth to 3 days


How does this puppy come into the world?

This puppy came out head first with the sack on.  She immediately whined and grunted and fought, flailing her legs around vigorously.  This puppy receives a score of 5 for this category.


Noises this puppy makes in the first 8 hours of life?

This puppy grunted and cried out just after birth, but then settled down in the first 3 days and only cries out when pushed or moved haphazardly by mom.  She grunts softly when eating and sleeping.  This puppy receives a score of 7 for this category.


What is the energy level of this pup?

This puppy has a slightly elevated energy level and will use her legs to move or flail.  Early on she did this more than after a few days.  On the third day, she would move legs about, but no longer with vigor or strength.  This puppy receives a score of 6 for this category.


What is the reaction of this pup to the first medical examination?

This puppy uses her nose vigorously when in a new environment.  She sniffs and is quiet when first picked up.  She moved some on the scale, but not as much as some of the others and did not seem in distress.  She snuggled up to the handler and went to sleep when lifted.  This puppy receives a score of 6 for this category.


What is the reaction of this pup when it is turned over on its back?

This puppy moved legs about some and turned head from side to side.  She did grunt, but did not scream or cry out.  This puppy receives a score of 6 for this category.


What is the reaction of this pup when it is placed back with its mother?

This puppy immediately moved head around from side to side sniffing vigorously.  She moved directly in the direction mom and settled to sleep when she returned to her siblings.  This puppy receives a score of 8 for this category.


What is the reaction of this pup when touched by a human?

This puppy grunts some and moves slowly into the person, but does not seem in distress or disquieted.  She sniffs the handler and you can almost see her thinking about what to do. This puppy receives a score of 9 for this category.


Overall, this puppy receives a score of 6 on this first temperament test.