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Excalibur



Seven Weeks Old




Six Weeks Old



Temperament Test #3 - 6 weeks


What is the reaction to a dropped loud object?



What is the reaction when pup is roughly pet?



What is the reaction when pup is picked up?



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 likes to eat and be pampered.  Although he has a tendency to be stubborn when he does not want to do something, he is also very sweet and loving and bonds strongly with his family.  He has a desire to remain close and wants to be with his people.  He does not like to be alone or by himself much and would rather stay with people or his pack.  He will need consistent training and will do very well with children, other dogs or a family with lots of things going on.  He would love to be in the middle of an adventurous family and go camping, play in the backyard, go to the store or walk with you wherever you might go.  He doesn't have energy for lots of endurance type activities (like jogging or biking), but wants to be where you are and do what you are doing.  He will need lap therapy and consistent rules and training.  An overall nice pet quality puppy.

















Temperament Test #2 - 2.5 to 3 weeks


What is the reaction to a dropped loud object?

This puppy initially flinched at the sound and then went back to what he was doing.  He did not draw back or remain in a state of fear.  He also did not move forward, but just continued with what he was doing without a care.  This puppy receives a score of 9 for this category.


What is the reaction when pup is roughly pet?

This puppy sat still and endured the rough pet.  He was not stiff, but loose.  He was quiet throughout the pet.  He did not move away or flinch or put his head down in anticipation of the pet.  This puppy receives a 9 for this category.


What is the reaction when pup is picked up?

This puppy stayed still for two seconds and then began to writhe.  He grunted when he began wiggling to get down.  This puppy receives a 7 for this category.


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

This puppy moved and cried out.  He was somewhat stiff in an effort to roll himself over.  He continued to cry out and move about the entire time he was on his back.  This puppy receives a score of 5 for this category.


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

This puppy immediately cried out and whined as he moved about the basket floor.  He became increasingly upset the longer he was in the basket.  He looked up several times to the edge of the basket's top, but did not jump up to get out.  This puppy receives a score of 5 for this category.


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

This puppy was not in distress and knew where it was.  He immediately turned around and went to get a drink of water.  He was quiet and calm.  This puppy receives a score of 7 for this category.



Overall, this puppy receives a score of 7 on this second temperament test.



Two Weeks Old

























One Week Old




Excalibur is a very determined pup and when picked up is on the move.  He has long powerful legs that can dig into the surface and push off with great speed and agility.  This puppy uses its vocals to state any dissatisfaction and does not want to be out of its comfort zone for long.  He loves to eat and has a lot of muscle to move where and when he wants to go.  This male is a light colored red and white with black tips and a white spotted muzzle.  




Birth




Temperament Test #1 - Birth to 3 days


How does this puppy come into the world?  

This puppy was born head first with the sack on.  He was unsteady at first and moved his head back and forth so vigorously that he would often fall over on his back and had to right himself.  He was quiet for the most part at birth, but in the first three days, he showed that when in a different environment, he would grunt and cry out as well as forcefully move himself about.  He used his nose to smell when taken from his mom and became immediately distressed.  He did not calm back down until placed back with his mother, which calmed him immediately. This puppy receives a score of 5 for this category.


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

This puppy is quiet when in his comfortable environment.  He grunts softly when eating.  He grunts, moves and cries out when out of his environment.  This puppy receives a score of 6 for this category.


What is the energy level of this pup?

This puppy moves his had back and forth with vigor.  He almost throws it from side to side, which causes him to wobble and then flip over on his back.  He then rights himself.  When he is not sure of where he is, he will turn in a circle a few times before going in the right direction.  This puppy receives a score of 5 for this category.


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

This puppy was immediately aware of a change in environment when picked up.  He grunted, flailed his legs about and when placed on the scale tried to get out any way he could.  This puppy writhed around when fingers were placed in his mouth.  This puppy grunted continuously during the examination and cried out occasionally.  This puppy receives a score of 4 for this category.


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

This puppy moved his legs and body about writhing in discomfort.  He was, however, already not happy by being away from his mom, so this reaction could have been a result of the same distress he was already feeling.  This puppy receives a score of 5 for this category.


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

He immediately calmed, turned in a circle moving his head from side to side, grunting softly.  He eventually moved straight in the direction of his mom and went to lie down with his siblings.  He quieted almost immediately once finding them.  This puppy receives a score of 5 for this category.


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

This puppy did not react in any way by being pet, but it was once he was lifted and taken from his environment that brought a heightened level of concern for this pup.  This puppy receives a score of 4 for this category.


Overall, this puppy receives a score of 4.9 on this first temperament test.