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                                                Vallecito's 

Lady of the Lake

                                                               (Monetary value if sold: $50,000)



Seven Weeks Old




Six Weeks Old



Temperament Test #3 - 6 weeks


What is the reaction to a dropped loud object?

This puppy initially flinched with the loud sound, but within one second she was up from her startled surprise.  She went to investigate the object and licked it. This puppy receives a score of 10 for this category.


What is the reaction when pup is roughly pet?

This puppy moved into the pet and looked up at the handler moving her head to lick the handler's hand.  She was perky and alert and in no way was there any stiffness.  She was loose and quiet.  She then began moving toward the handler and putting her paw gently on the handler's leg while she was being pet.  She continued to look up at the handler and move her head into the pet.  This puppy receives a score of 10+ for this category.


What is the reaction when pup is picked up?

This puppy was loose and relaxed throughout the entire lift.  She held her mouth closed and her head straight ahead in front of her.  She did slightly move her head and eyes to look around, but only without looseness and without energy.  Her tail was slightly curled, but her legs was loose and her body limp.  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 into the handler's eyes.  She was completely limp, including her tail and did not make a sound.  She did not move throughout the turn and allowed the handler to turn her back over.  She was not traumatized by this category in any way.  This puppy receives a score of 10 for this category.


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

This puppy initially stayed still when placed into the basket.  She was quiet and loose.  This puppy was not stiff or in any way upset about being in the basket.  She looked around her and eventually moved to the side of the basket closest to the handler.  She looked over the basket toward the handler and then gently and without energy placed her paws onto the side of the basket and looked at the handler, slightly wagging her tail.  She then jumped back down into the basket and sniffed the sides.  This puppy receives a score of 10 for this category.


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

This puppy turned right around and wagged her tail gently looking up at the handler.  She moved closer to the handler placing her paw onto her leg.  She noticeably wanted to be picked back up and held.  She was completely silent during this part of the test.  This puppy receives a score of 10+ for this category.


Overall, this puppy receives a score of 10.2 on this third temperament test.




Five Weeks Old




Four Weeks Old





Three Weeks Old


















Temperament Test #2 - 2.5 to 3 weeks


What is the reaction to a dropped loud object?

This puppy flinched at first and then sat quietly for a few seconds.  Then, she grunted and moved toward the object.  She was curious, a little unsure, but willing to investigate.  This puppy receives a score of 10 for this category.8


What is the reaction when pup is roughly pet?

She sat and tolerated the pet.  She was quiet and still, but not stiff and not upset.  She receives a score of 9 for this category.


What is the reaction when pup is picked up?

This puppy was still and quiet throughout the entire lift.  She did not struggle and waited until placed on the ground again to move about.  She was not stiff, but loose and limp.  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 in my eyes.  She was aware of the handler and stayed loose and limp throughout the turn.  She did not struggle, grunt, or cry out.  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 moved about the bottom of the basket.  She eventually looked up and moved her head to try and see over, but she could not.  She continued, then, to move about the basket floor crying out softly as if lonely or wanting to be with her siblings.  She receives a score of 7 for this category.


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

This puppy immediately squatted to pee and move back to the pile of puppies.  She did not look back at the handler or stay to get pet.  Upon returning to her siblings, she moved to place herself on the top of the pile and went to sleep.  This puppy receives a score of 9 for this category.



Overall, this puppy receives a score of 8.8 on this second temperament test.



Two Weeks Old





One Week Old



Lady is a small female that is light in weight, but her temperament cannot be beat.  She is super quiet and very calm and mellow.  She's a thinker and sniffs then sits and thinks about the scent.  She stayed still on the photo booth and on the scale.  She doesn't mind being turned over or picked up.  A very lovely female.  She is a silver wolf gray with a black mask.  Her eyes are now opening.  















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 relatively quiet making soft grunting sounds only.  She will scream out when pushed violently aside by mom, but otherwise is quiet.  This puppy receives a score of 9 for this category.


What is the energy level of this pup?

This puppy is calm and mellow.  She nuzzles into you with her nose and licks your skin when you hold her.  When she is slightly in discomfort she will move, but not with abandon or vigor.  She is methodical in her movements. This puppy receives a score of 10+ for this category.


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

This puppy was calm and quiet throughout the examination.  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 moved her legs around, but remained extremely quiet throughout.  She remained calm on the scale and only slowly moved her head from side to side one time before settling.  When placed on the photo booth, she wiggled about and grunted slightly in heightened discomfort, but did not scream out or move vigorously. 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 took her time to think about where she was.  She moved her head from side to side and then moved in the correct direction to get back to the puppy pile.  When moving back to her siblings and mom, she was not in a rush, but moved deliberately and confidently.  This puppy receives a score of 8 for this category.


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

This puppy nuzzles the human when touched or held.  She is in no way upset or traumatized by the touch, in fact licks and snuggles up.  She remained quiet when touched.  This puppy receives a score of 10+ for this category.


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