I try very hard to match the right pup with the right person. Obviously, I can't do it by working ability. They are too young for anyone to know. We will all have to rely on the parent's genetics. But, I do try to match puppy personality and overall eye appealing. What do I mean by that? Well, the big tri boy (Tri-pod) is very confident and stands up for himself. I put him with my girlfriend who has a "pushy' German Shepherd bitch. The pup that stole my heart (Rumble) I am placing with a 'world team member' agility gal. He is biddable, handsome, and outgoing. I expect to see him in the limelight with lots of photos taken. The 3rd male, the short, stubby, slinky, only pup not a raven black in color, smooth coated male with the shorter tail than the rest, I am holding onto for myself. Why did I choose him? Not for looks. haha Because, Wayne and I just have a "feeling." I'm only interested in stock dog work. I'm hoping this is Suzy's Hap reincarnated (Buzz's sire). He's a bit quiet now, but that will change with age.
You can see why he was originally named Diamond boy. The diamond on the top of his head is now fading.
But, he still reminds me of a little boxer (fighter), hence, the name, Champ.
The girls are as different as night and day. The boys are fairly similar in personalities. The Mini-me girl is similar to Kilt. She is very independent and of slight build like her mother. I am placing her with a Veterinarian back east who has always loved Kilt and wants a very fast, outgoing bitch. She will be doing agility and some stock work. Her name will be Fly.
The other female has a rough coat, beautiful build, but a bit of a different personality. She can be outgoing, but is slightly tentative to new situations. She may need more socialization than her sister. She will be local with a stock dog person. It will be nice to be able to watch her grow up.
So you see, folks...it's not an easy task...breeding. I love them all and it's pretty much a "crap shoot" as to how they will turn out as adults. A lot depends on how they are handled as they are growing up. And, of course, genetics plays a big role, too. That's why I try to expose them to as many new situations, sights, and sounds as I can while they are here with me. It's a full time job!