Worked for me! My breeder lived 9 hours away, and I wasn't able to visit before picking up Jedda. She took a lot of time talking with me at length about my lifestyle, what I wanted to do with the dog, and my level of experience (ha-like that prepared me for my first GSD pup!), in the weeks before the pups were ready to go home. Technically I had "first pick" of 9 pups after her, and I had done research about picking a pup, but she still out-qualified me by decades! I absolutely couldn't be happier with my girl, she nailed her personality and Jedda's exactly what I had hoped for. And I have a control freak streak, too! Good luck!