I guess, when we're at the pointy end - and have actually decided on a breed that works for us - the personality of an individual by the way they behave as a pup. And I guess a good breeder will also be able to inform us of personalities from their watching the puppies....lol one of the reasons I'd be useless as a breeder is because if there was a litter of pups, all I'd want to do all day is watch them and play with them like a big kid Anyway, even if a breeder is only able to sit with them for an hour a day, they will, I am sure have an idea of who's the mischevious one, who's the shy one etc?
As you can imagine, everyone I have talked to, has an opionion on this, and I am taking it all on board....and am passing it on to you all who know more than me! Two other breeds that were suggested as possible options: Hungarian Vizslas (sp) and Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers. Though the terriers I am confused about with their coats, something about the original Irish and the American coats? Anyway, has anyone had experience of either of these two breeds please? They are also both beautiful looking dogs of about the right height (though Vizslas may be pushing it).
Our second born will certainly have had his tests done before we go out scouting for poochies When I am going to test him out, my intention is certainly not to subject him unnecesarily to an allergic reaction. It is more about what we hope will be confirming a breed is NOT a risk to him, rather than seeing if it IS a risk if that makes sense?