Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
I think the biggest mistake someone can make in choosing a dog is being so focused on what they want they become blind to what they're getting
For example, person A decides they want a stock coat B&T stockcoat. There is only one in the litter and they're so focused on how it looks they decide to overlook the fact the puppy is fearful and high energy. Rather then choose another more appropriately tempered and medium energy but B&T long stock coat they take the stock coat home. Now with the proper training the dog might turn out fine, but maybe the hyper puppy bites the neighborhood child who has pinned it in a corner. Suddenly that dog is a danger and winds up back at the breeder, a shelter, or even worse the vet to be euthanized. If person A wasn't so blinded by their vision of the perfect dog they would have noticed the flaws and probably stepped back. Getting focused on one thing over all others can be a recipe for disaster
If you honestly want anything specific regarding breed, sex, or colour that's fine but understand you might not get it right away and be willing to wait for the right match. That way you stack the odds in your favour!
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