There is a new litter and new people, who request an ACD puppy.
First question of the breeder is always for the experience of the new owner.
The ACD is an active herding dog, needing quite a lot of activity. Over and above he is very intelligent.If the ability and the spirit of the new owner satisfies the breeder, he asks if the new owner favourites a certain sport, which this dog should fulfill.
Let us take agility f.ex.: an excellantly suitable ACD should be out of not too heavy lines, quick, ready to work, healthy because of its body proportions and an intelligent spirit with the ability to work equally on on its own as to follow the trainer’s instructions. For this he needs a good concentration. For his future career, he also needs a careful building up and training of his capabilities.
Another dog lover would like to go to shows. While body and spirit in a puppy can be foreseen by an experienced breeder, the development of a certain winner spirit is due to the influence, which the puppy will experience in his early age.
Therefore the breeder can only promise, that a certain puppy is promising. To develop his promising virtues the knowledge and capability of the new owner is needed. During this process both will learn from each other to develop its temperament.
The experienced breeder will help to give every puppy to a suitable new owner, where human and ACD are fitting like twins