*** this entry has been revised, after learning that I had misread the scores of “Coal” ***.
This evening, we got the results for the puppy aptitude test from Karen, of Red Labrador Retrievers.
Four of the seven puppies, scored mostly 3’s, with “Coal” and “Pinkie” scoring highest of the four.
“Pinkie” scored all 3’s, except in the restraint test, where she received a 4 (struggled, then settled).
“Coal” received all 3’s, except in the touch sensitivity test (tester locates the webbing on one of the puppy’s front paws and gently applies pressure. Pressure is gradually increased as the tester counts to 10 and releases when the puppy shows discomfort), where he received a 1 (8-10 count before response).
I originally wanted a female, so we may go with “Pinkie”, but I will keep an open mind though and make my final decision on pick-up day – just over a week to go!!