That is well said. Everyone needs to know this is a long term commitment, no impulse decisions ever.
Maizie was like Peggy, friendly as heck with ALL, but not the most "bonded to one person" in the litter. She still loves everyone, but she is also fully bonded to me. This happened I think due to all the training classes we did together away from the other dogs, as well as maturity and spaying. I am exceptionally close to her.We initially travelled to our breeder to pick up Peggy's sister. But Agnes, as they were calling her, had ZERO interest in us, whereas Peggy followed me when I trotted away from the group and eagerly crawled into our laps for cuddles.
In retrospect, I wonder if Agnes would have ultimately bonded more tightly to us, as she'd clearly bonded to the breeder. But it's nice to have a puppy that greets all adult humans like long lost friends.
(Children on the other hand........... Sigh. I hope that gets better.)
Selecting a good breeder (like Anutta) is so important. Both of my dogs' breeders matched me to my pups. I fully trust the process of breeder input plus the breeder trusting me to have the final say if I agree with the match.P.S. With our next puppy, whenever that may be, I'll be doing MUCH more research and letting the breeder participate in choosing our best fit. Thanks for sharing this very informative blog post.