Hey guys I'm very curious as to how much weight you place on puppy tests done by breeders that are supposed to predict the puppies future potential for pp work? I am in the process of buying a puppy, and I have given the breeder the task of selecting a pup for me. At this point I have seen one video with puppies chasing and biting a rag. In the video the breeder praises the two smallest female pups in the litter for being the most tenacious on the rag. The video was made for myself and the buyer who has the second pick female. The largest female has already been selected by the breeder. There are four females available, and I have the third pick. In the ten minute video the two smallest females do seem to be very active on the rag. However, isn't it possibly that the large brindle pup that I have my eye on will display a greater interest in the activity the next time on the rag? She was on the rag part of the time, and she did chase the kid around that had the rag. Anyway... I've asked the breeder to take a short video of just the females that are available. That's a reasonable request isn't it?
It's just a lot of money to end up with the smallest puppy in the whole litter.