All four of the puppies were incredibly cute. I did have a favourite, who wasn't Merlin, but that was because I spent a lot more time handling that one. He had some shaking in his back legs when he was learning to walk and I wasn't sure if I should be concerned or not, but I spent a lot of time with him. Anyway, my sister and her husband took one of the black ones, and another couple took the other two, so Merlin was all that was left. I don't mean for that to sound like I didn't want him, it's just that they were all so cute, it really just came down to which ones were taken first. Also, with my sister taking a b&t one, and the father being b&t, I liked the idea of having one of the lighter ones. It all worked out.