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                                                Vallecito's 

The Mists of Avalon

                                                              (Monetary value if sold: $100,000)



Seven Weeks Old




Six Weeks Old



Temperament Test #3 - 6 weeks


What is the reaction to a dropped loud object?

This puppy initially flinched, but within one second recovered and went about her business.  She did not go to investigate, but continued playing with her siblings.  After the initial reaction, she was relaxed and did not care about the object.  This puppy receives a score of 9 for this category.


What is the reaction when pup is roughly pet?

This puppy specifically moved away from the handler with her tail slightly tucked.  She had to be brought back three times.  Her body was not stiff apart from her tail and she did not seem upset.  She did not make any noises, but was determined to move away from the pet.  On the third time, she sat and submitted to the pet, but did not move into the pet.  She did not look up at the handler during the pet.  This puppy receives a score of 6 for this category.


What is the reaction when pup is picked up?

This puppy was loose and relaxed.  She kept her mouth open throughout the lift.  This puppy loosened more and more during the duration of the lift.  She was completely quiet and made no noise or sound.  She also did not move around or wiggle.  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?

This puppy looked directly at the handler and was loose and relaxed, including her tail.  She was silent throughout the entire turn.  She allowed the handler to turn 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 stayed where she was placed.  She was not completely loose, but she was not stiff, either.  She stayed in the position in which she was placed for ten seconds. This puppy then rose slowly and walked gently to the side of the basket closest to the handler.  She looked at the handler and then moved to turn around back toward her siblings.  She noticed her siblings in the den.  She did not move her paws up onto the side of the basket and did not look down.  This puppy receives a score of 9 for this category. 


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

This puppy sat where she was placed. She was loose and and still. She did not make a sound, but sat still for a good fifteen seconds as if thinking about what just occurred. She eventually began softly playing with her siblings that had come over to be near the handler.  This puppy receives a score of 8 for this category.


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




Five Weeks Old




Four Weeks Old





Three Weeks Old



This puppy is one of the bossy pups in the litter.  She does growl some to communicate to other pups.  She moves where she wants, when she wants.  She is also a pup that likes to give kisses and look at the person in the eyes.  She is extremely quiet and does not make noises unless growling.  She is a large pup with a great conformation.  An overall exceptional puppy.

















Temperament Test #2 - 2.5 to 3 weeks


What is the reaction to a dropped loud object?

This puppy flinched when the sound was made, but then went about her business without a care to the sound.  She did not make any sounds herself and was in no way stiff or unsure after the sound.  This puppy receives a score of 9 for this category.


What is the reaction when pup is roughly pet?

This puppy scooted back with her rear, but remained in a sit and did not make a sound.  She was completely loose and did not move her head either away or toward the pet.  She did not make a sound and was silent throughout.  This puppy receives a score 10 for this category.


What is the reaction when pup is picked up?

This puppy was silent and still throughout the lift.  She did not become stiff, but did dangle her back legs gently.  It did not seem that she was agitated, however.  On the contrary, she gave a sigh of submission during the lift.  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?

This puppy was calm, quiet, and still when turned over on her back.  Her feet and body were loose and relaxed.  At one point she moved her head in anticipation of a turn back over, but when it did not happen, she gave a sigh of submission and relaxed completely once again.  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?

At the beginning, this puppy was quiet and sat for two seconds.  She initially moved her head from side to side and then reached out with her head to sniff the side of the basket.  This puppy then moved slowly about the bottom of the basket, but did not move to jump up on the side of the basket.  She did, however, look up toward the height of the basket's edge, but did not move to climb.  She then moved around the bottom of the basket again.  She gave a quiet grunt twice during this time.  She did not lie down or stop moving.  This puppy receives a score of 9 for this category.


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

This puppy immediately turned and walked quietly back to the pile of puppies, lie down on top of one of them, and went to sleep.  This puppy receives a score of 10 for this category.



Overall, this puppy receives a score of 9.3 on this second temperament test.



Two Weeks Old



















One Week Old



Avalon is a very quiet and calm puppy, although she can be determined when she wants to be.  She has powerful limbs and uses them to sniff around and learn from her environment.  She grunts when upset, but does not cry out or whine.  She is a tri-gold sable puppy with a black mask and is the longest and tallest puppy in the litter so far.  Her eyes are beginning to open now. 




Birth




Temperament Test #1 - Birth to 3 days


How does this puppy come into the world?

This puppy was born by cesarian section.  He was healthy and vibrant.  As a result of the c-section, he was under anesthesia and so did not react in any way upon birth.  This score is forfeit. 


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

This puppy is generally quiet, although she can scream out when she is annoyed, which is not often.  She grunts quietly when out of her comfort zone, but not yet annoyed.  This puppy receives a score of 9 for this category.


What is the energy level of this pup?

This puppy is strong and moves with determination.  She moves herself along very quickly when needed.  She has thick legs and a massive body, she move much when in with her siblings, but can if she must.  This puppy receives a score of 9 for this category.


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

This puppy sniffed at the handler and was silent and calm.  She was extremely calm on the scale and lie there without a sound or movement.  She became slightly distressed when on the photo booth and began grunting softly and moving around gently, without vivaciousness.  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 began to move her legs around in a determined need to right herself.  She also cried out one time and then grunted afterwards.  After about 8 seconds, she submitted and was calm and relaxed.  This puppy receives a score of 8 for this category.


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

This puppy grunted loudly when placed back with her siblings.  She moved her head from side to side, but did not move in a circle.  Instead she waited for a few seconds, grunting loudly, as if waiting for her mom to help direct her.  When she did not, she moved with caution in a straight line and then as she got closer to the pile of puppies, she moved her head from side to side more vigorously.  Once she was certain, she moved straight and sure.  This puppy receives a score of 8 for this category.


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

This puppy did not mind in the least.  She sniffed and was interested in the new environment.  She was calm and quiet.  This puppy receives as score of 10 for this category.


Overall, this puppy receives a score of 8.7 on this first temperament test.