Puppies are temperament tested at 7 weeks of age. The temperament testing assesses energy level, confidence, motivation, toy/prey drive, assertiveness, resiliency, sight/sound sensitivity, touch tolerance, and human focus. Knowing these traits allows us to honor each puppy's unique needs and match each puppy's temperament to their family's lifestyle and preferences so that these matches last a lifetime! This system empowers families and individuals to select their puppies with a holistic approach that goes beyond beauty and aesthetics.
Puppies are tested individually so that an evaluator can see how a puppy reacts without a support system around. With a group of puppies to back him up, a puppy may react very differently. For the test to be effective, you want the puppy to be operating on his own thoughts.