Ike was like that. Of course I talked the breeder about what kind of dog I was looking for and the TD of the club also talked to the breeder (he was the one who recommended the breeder in the first place). But as far as knowing which pup was mine, I had no idea. Two days before the breeder was to ship the dog, he emailed me and said: "I've made my pick" and that was it. And unlike US breeders, he didn't exactly take a lot of pictures, there was no video so I didn't have a chance of say "Woo I want the yellow collar pup" or "That blue one is so cute!" ...I've had 3 dogs picked out for me by breeders..Two I never saw before I got them.