>>>>Can't wait Torsti, looking forward to hearing
all about Sunnie as soon
There are a lot of people who claim that they can predict the
future of a puppy by watching its behaviour. Just like they know if a human baby
will become a carpenter or a prime minister.
I made this little experiment in my mind to see how much I can
predict the future of this puppy:
I pretended that someone totally unknown person had left the
puppy in a box outside our door. We know nothing about the puppy except that it
is a mostly white with some black patches bitch, seems to be around 8 - 10 weeks
old and could possibly be a purebred or crossbred representative of the spaniel
- setter group.
From what we have seen the unknown puppy is cute and healthy,
it can play, be happy or unhappy, it bites with one end and pees with the other,
it can fight, scream and be relaxed and pleasant when it decides
That is what we know about it had there not been a pedigree
with the puppy when we bought it!
However, from the pedigree we can predict that the probability
for it to grow into an English setter that has a decent or good ability to work,
is high. If we know the lines in the pedigree we can also with some certainty
predict its future mentality. Since we also know the mentality of its
parents we can already be prepared when she in the future, as a
youngster, tries to run wild and do things her own way.
So I think we can not judge a puppy's future by its
behaviour as a puppy but whatever conclusions we can draw we draw them from what
we know about the dogs in the pedigree.
If I have to say anything about her then I would say that she
does not seem to be afraid of anything and I am pleased with that. When Maud
comes home from work today Sunnie will hear gunfire for the first time. To
me us is most important that she gets thoroughly used to that since most
likely she will work as professional gundog after 6 -7 years and on those shoots
there is always a lot of bangs over the dogs head.
Borta Med Vindens Kennel
"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous,
not bite you; that is the principal difference
between a dog and a man."