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Sir Galahad



Seven Weeks Old




Six Weeks Old



Temperament Test #3 - 6 weeks


What is the reaction to a dropped loud object?

This puppy initially flinched when the sound was made, however, he immediately went to investigate without making a noise.  He was loose and relaxed and was not stiff in any way as he sniffed the object.  He then went about his business as if nothing had occurred.  This puppy receives a score of 10 for this category.


What is the reaction when pup is roughly pet?

This puppy did not move away or into the pet.  He remained sitting and stayed in place for the duration of the pet. This puppy did not make any noises during the pet.  This puppy receives a score of 9 for this category.


What is the reaction when pup is picked up?

This puppy kept his mouth open, but was otherwise loose and relaxed.  He wagged his tail vigorously at the very tip.  This puppy did not make any noises and did not struggle or move about in any way.  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 when he was turned over on his back.  He was loose and relaxed without making any noises.  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 sat for eight seconds before getting up to look around.  He moved slowly with some shaking.  He was slightly nervous, but was not unwilling to explore.  He went to the side closest to the handler and peered over the edge.  He did not move to lift his legs, but did whine a bit.  He then turned toward his siblings and looked around him, taking in all sides of the basket from a sitting position.  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 he was placed.  He did not move away from the handler, but stayed near.  He did not look up at the handler but sat for around thirty seconds thinking.  He shook his fur as he stood up and went back to playing with his siblings.  This puppy receives a score of 9 for this category.


Overall, this puppy receives a score of 9.2 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, but then went immediately back to what it was doing and did not bother with the sound.  This puppy receives a score of 9 for this category.


What is the reaction when pup is roughly pet?

This puppy did not make a sound and moved his butt around in a circle at first then sat still and submitted for the rest of the rough pet.  This puppy receives a score of 8 for this category.


What is the reaction when pup is picked up?

This puppy was limp and relaxed.  At one point, he sighed in submission to the lift.  He remained quiet and still during the entire lift.  He was in no way stiff and did not wiggle, writhe or cry out.  He was alert throughout the lift.  This puppy receives a score of 10 for this category.


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

This puppy was still and calm without struggle.  He was quiet and did not make a sound.  He was alert and aware of his surrounding.  He sighed after a few seconds of being turned over.  His feet were loose and hung freely.  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 explored the bottom of the basket, but did not make a sound.  He put his paw up on the side of the basket, but did not lift himself up and did not try to get out.  After he let go of the side of the basket closest to his siblings, he meandered about the bottom of the basket grunting here and there, but not crying out or whining loudly.  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 sat and looked around for two seconds.  Then, rose and turned to take a drink.  He was alert and confident in his movements.  This puppy receives a score of 9 for this category.



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



Two Weeks Old









One Week Old



Sir Galahad is a very large pup with a quiet and calm demeanor.  He does not move around much when held and remains still on the scale.  He grunts some, but very low and soft without much fuss.  He will sleep in your hands if held a while.  He was still on the photo booth as well.  An overall excellent temperament in a lovely body.  This puppy is a gold and white pup with black tips and a white spotted muzzle.  His nose is jet black.  





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.  He likes to eat and sleep and does not fuss much.  He grunts when eating or when picked up, nothing loud, but very gentle and soft.  This puppy receives a score of 8 for this category.


What is the energy level of this pup?

This pup is strong and has build.  He does not move about much, but when he does it is with determination.  This puppy eats and sleeps.  He receives a score of 9 for this category.


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

This puppy initially sniffed about the handler's shirt and was quiet during this time.  When he decided that he was not in the right place, he grunted quietly, but did not move about or scream.  He stayed still on the scale and only moved his head about gently.  This puppy receives as score of 9 for this category.


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

This puppy initially grunted, but then quieted and relaxed into the move.  He stayed quiet and relaxed throughout the turn.  He helped himself turn back over right when the handler moved.  This puppy receives a score of 9 for this category.


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

This puppy grunted slightly, but knew right where he was placed.  He moved straight back to his sibling pile and to mom.  He did not seem to hesitate, but knew right where to go.  This puppy receives a score of 10 for this category.


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

This puppy thinks and sniffs.  He grunts some, but is not traumatized and does not flail about.  This puppy receives a score of 9 for this category.


Overall, this puppy receives a score of 9 on this first temperament test.