Adopting our Carmspack GSD! :-)
I would first like to thank the members here that made us discover Carmspack. We have visited Carmen Duggan (owner) last Saturday to meet her and her dogs for the first time and we were just amazed by the experience!
Based on my numerous emails and conversations with Carmen in a very short period of time (thanks Carmen for being so patient and generous!), she had identified two puppies that would be a perfect match for us and which displayed Genetic Obedience in spades.
I will post a longer thread later to describe our experience but in the meantime, here are the two candidates (I was so busy interacting with the dogs that I only thought of taking pictures once they fell asleep lol)!! J
Interestingly, the two that Carmen had identified for us came right at us when she brought the 6 puppies in the living room. One of them initially displayed amazing interest in my girlfriend, and the other in me. They would just come straight as us, sitting down in front of us and looking at us in the eye, just like saying: ‘‘Okay, I’m here for you, what do we do?’’ lol
We would make a point of getting up, walking around in the living room, and these same two would follow us everywhere! It was pretty awesome!
We spent over 4.5 hours with Carmen and the puppies and were amazed at how much maturity there seems to be already in them and how calm, stable and un-rattled they are despite their very young age (6 weeks). At one point as we were sitting on the floor with the puppies, Carmen slammed a metal box full of pictures on the floor in the middle of them (which made quite a bit of noise) as well as a large plastic crate (those used to contain milk bags in grocery stores) full of papers and not one of the puppies even reacted). Amazing!
We are going the see them again in two weeks and decide which one will be ours. This will be a heart wrenching decision because both are simply outstanding!
More later! J
Kona - Carmspack GSD born November 25, 2012.