Marsh's MINIATURE AMERICAN SHEPHERDS, "Marsh's MAS" Located in Nova Scotia, Canada. Contact us: marshsmas@gmail.com

 Puppies, 49 Day Temperament Test




 

Puppy raced over to meet the Tester. She climbed up onto their lap, putting her front paws on the Testers chest to give a few kisses. Then she rolled onto her back for belly rubs, her tail wagging fast. Puppy chased the tug toy, caught it with her mouth and would not let go. When the Tester stopped, puppy took off with the toy to chew on it independently. Puppy eagerly played fetch with the Tester, retrieving the ball 8x before leaving the ball behind for some more cuddles. Puppy quickly followed the Tester around, bouncing up at them excitedly. Puppy easily accepted the Testers affection. She calmly rolled onto her back, very content to receive a belly rub. Puppy has an average pain tolerance, biting at the Testers hand to get them to stop. Puppy enjoyed being cradled by the Tester. She stayed calm in their arms and gave the Tester some kisses. Puppy eagerly accepted the kiss from the Tester, giving gentle kisses back. Puppy became excited when the Tester initiated play with the tug toy. She chased the toy in circles fast and bit the Testers hand a few times trying to catch the toy. Puppy retrieved the ball 7x before running back to the tug toy for another chew time. Puppy went over to investigate the loud sound curiously, sniffing the area as she walked. Puppy was not intimidated by the Tester. She danced around happily waiting for them to show her more affection. Puppy stayed relaxed when being elevated by the Tester and looked around slightly. Puppy loved chasing the whip toy in all directions. She tried really hard to catch the toy both with her paws and teeth. Puppy did not struggle while being restrained by the Tester. She stayed really relaxed, gave good eye contact and started to smile as the Tester rubbed her belly. When the Tester fell, the puppy raced over and climbed up onto the Testers head, clawing, nuzzling and sniffing and licking their face until the Tester responded. Puppy became extremely excited and intense when the food was introduced. She bit the Testers hands so hard that the Tester had to lift their hand away. Puppy loved to tug on the tug toy, but quickly lost interest when the Tester stopped pulling, and went to sniff around for more food. Puppy retrieved the ball 2x before returning to her search for more food.


 Pup #1 Female Blue Merle - 9 lbs


 


 

Puppy calmly came over to meet the Tester. She stopped at sat down in front of the Tester and offered a big smile waiting to be petted. Puppy woke right up when the Tester initiated a game of tug a war. She chased the toy in all directions with her tail wagging fast with excitement.  Puppy eagerly played fetch with the Tester, retrieving the ball 7x before running off to explore her new environment. Puppy calmly followed the Tester around the room and sped up when the Tester spoke to her. Puppy loved receiving affection from the Tester. She would nuzzle the Testers hand, demanding more pats when they stopped touching her and then she rolled over onto her back for Belly rubs. Puppy showed an average to high pain tolerance, only pulling her foot away slightly to get the Tester to stop. Puppy enjoyed being cradled. She grunted happily, gave lots of eye contact and offered little kisses to show her appreciation. Puppy was very happy to receive a kiss from the Tester and gave lots of kisses in return. Puppy chased the tug toy for a bit the second time, but was more interested in being petted and cuddled by the Tester. Puppy did retrieve the ball 5x with some encouragement from the Tester, with belly rubs in between throws. Puppy was very curious with the loud sound and walked over slowly to investigate. Puppy eagerly waited for the Tester to approach her, her ears back slightly and tail wagging fast. Puppy stayed very calm and relax when being elevated, did not bother her a bit. Puppy sprung to life during the sight test. She chased the toy around in big circles, running at full speed, trying to catch the toy with all her might. Once she caught the toy, she pranced around, very proudly and would not let go.  Puppy did not struggle when being elevated and enjoyed the belly rub.  When the Tester fell, the puppy raced over howling. She licked and clawed the Testers face until they responded. Puppy was very gentle with the food. She licked the Testers hand and then sat back, patiently waiting for the Tester to give her the treat. Puppy was not distracted by the food and played lots of tug a war with the Tester and retrieved the ball 8x before cuddling up onto the Testers lap for a rest.


Pup #2 Female Black Tri - 9 lbs 9 oz

 

 


 

Puppy eagerly raced over to meet the Tester, his tail wagging so fast. He climbed up onto the Testers lap and nuzzled deep into their neck, offering kisses. Puppy had no interest in the tug a war toy, he just wanted to cuddle and be petted by the Tester. Puppy ran after the ball 1x before racing back to the Tester. Puppy demanded more affection. He whined and pawed the Testers hand when they stopped petting him. Puppy happily followed the Tester around the room, weaving between the Testers legs as they walked. Puppy eagerly accepted the Testers affection, offering lots of kisses to show his appreciation. Puppy showed an average to low pain tolerance. He quickly whined and sat up, wanting the Tester to stop. Puppy calmed down while being cradled. He gave good eye contact and some little kisses to the Testers chin. Puppy played with the tug a war toy this time, chasing the toy in all directions. He would tug hard but stopped whenever the Testers stopped pulling, wanting to play with them. Puppy did not prefer the ball but did retrieve the tug toy 7x before bringing it up onto the Testers lap to chew on it. Puppy heard the loud noise and quickly ran over to investigate, bringing the toy back over to the Tester to show them. Puppy eagerly waited for the Tester to approach him. He wiggled and squirmed with excitement, wagging his tail fast. Puppy wiggled some when being elevated, but quickly calmed down for the rest of the duration. Puppy loved chasing the whip toy during the sight test, running after it in circles and jumping up in the air after it like it was a fly.  Puppy did not struggle when being restrained. He seemed very content and just laid there staring up at the Tester, tail wagging slowly. When the Tester fell, the puppy raced over, climbing up over the Testers head. He then started pulling and tugging on the Testers hair while whinnying the whole time until the tester responded. Puppy was eager to get to the food. He bit at the Testers hand, but immediately stopped when the Tester said ooch! Puppy kept sniffing for more food and did not even notice the Tester playing with the tug toy. With some encouragement the Puppy retrieved the ball 3x before stopping for some affection from the Tester.


 Pup #3 Male Red Merle - 10 lbs 2 oz


 


 

Puppy walked over to the Tester and calmly climbed up onto their lap, smiling big and offered the Tester a few kisses. Puppy watched the tug toy with her eyes with her tail wagging fast, but never left the Testers lap to play. Puppy would chase the ball repeatedly but kept returning to the Tester without it. Puppy happily followed the Tester around the room. She stayed close to the Testers side in a natural heel position, constantly looking up for further direction. Puppy loved receiving affection from the Tester, she eager rolled onto her back for belly rubs. When the Tester stopped petting her, she bounce right up, giving them some big kisses. Puppy showed an average to high pain tolerance, only pulling her leg away a bit to get the Tester to stop. Puppy enjoyed being cradle by the Tester. She gave eye contact the whole time, and smiled while the Tester rubbed her belly. Puppy accepted the Testers kiss happily and offered lots a few kisses and nibbled the Testers chin in return. Puppy had no interest in the tug a war toy again and went off to explore the test area instead. Puppy came back to the Tester when they called "Here puppy" and retrieved the ball 4x before crawling up onto the Testers lap for a cuddle. Puppy heard the loud sound. She turned her head, perked her ears up, but was not bothered enough to  leave the Testers lap. Puppy was not intimidated by the Tester and sat eagerly waiting for them to approach her, tail wagging slowly. Puppy did not struggle when being elevated and looked around curiously for the duration. Puppy chased the whip toy quickly in all directions, pouncing with her front paws, trying to catch the toy. She caught the toy and would quickly let go so that she could chase it some more. Puppy stayed calm and content while being restrained by the Tester. She seemed to enjoy the time and the quick belly rub. When the Tester fell, the puppy slowly walked over sniffing the air. She then started licking the Testers hand and nuzzling the Testers arm until the Tester responded. Puppy was hungry and very eager to get to the food. She licked the Testers hand non stop, escalating to biting until the Tester released the food, which she quickly gobbled up. Puppy was too distracted by the food to want to play tug a war, but with a bit of encouragement, The puppy retrieved the ball 4x before sniffing around the room some more, looking for more food.


Pup #4 Female Black Tri

 

 



 Puppy eagerly walked over to greet the Tester. He put his front paws on the Testers lap calmly, looking up at the Tester, wanting to be petted on the head. Puppy then curled up onto the Testers lap and gave the Tester some kisses on their chin. Puppy showed no interest in the tug toy, he just want to be petted by the Tester. Puppy retrieved the ball 3x before running off to explore his new environment. Puppy eagerly came running back to the Tester as they started walking around the room. He followed the Tester around calmly, stopping to sniff once in while. Puppy enjoyed receiving affection from the Tester. He stayed calm, rolling onto his back for a belly rub. Puppy showed an average to low pain tolerance. He quickly wiggled away from the Testers and then climbed back onto the Testers lap for comfort. Puppy allowed the Tester to cradle him for a few seconds but then wanted down, only to hop back onto the Testers lap. Puppy accepted the Testers kiss. He quickly sniffed the Testers face, but did not kiss the Tester back. Puppy chased after the tug toy this time. He pounced at the toy with his front paws and when he caught the toy, he shook it so hard that it flew across the room and puppy chased after it, bringing it back to the Tester. Puppy retrieved the ball 4x before returning to the Tester without it, crawling up onto the Testers lap for a rest. Puppy heard the loud sound and curiously walked over to it to investigate. Puppy was not intimidated by the Tester and sat calmly waiting for the Tester to approach him, tail wagging slowly. Puppy initially struggled when being elevated but quickly calmed down for the rest of the duration. Puppy came to life when the Tester started playing with the whip toy. He chased the toy around, running as fast as he could. When he caught the toy, he happily laid down to chew on it. Puppy resisted being restrained for the first few seconds until the Tester started petting him. Then the Puppy relaxed to enjoy the belly rub. When the Tester fell, puppy eager raced over and laid onto of the Testers legs, whimpering softly until the Tester responded. Puppy stayed very calm and gentle when the food was introduce. He only licked the Testers hands and then slowly and politely ate the food after it was given to him. Puppy did not leave the Testers lap to play with the tug toy. Puppy retrieved the ball 6x in between being patted until stopping mid way back to lay down for a rest.


 Pup #5 Male Blue Merle 


 


 

Puppy bounced eagerly over to meet the Tester, his tail wagging fast with excitement. He stood up onto the Testers lap offering a few kisses before rolling over onto his back for a belly rub. Puppy chased the tug a war toy around in all directions but quickly gave up and went back to the Tester for some more attention. Puppy retrieved the ball 3x before running back to the Tester without the ball. Puppy eagerly followed the Tester around the test room staying by the Testers side in a natural heel. Puppy enjoyed receiving affection from the Tester. He jumped up offering some kisses and love bites before toppling over onto his back more belly rubs, tail thumping the ground hard. Puppy showed an average to high pain tolerance. He gently bit the Testers hand to get them to stop. Puppy went completely limp while being cradle, so calm and relaxed and smiled happily, giving good eye contact. Puppy eagerly accepted the Testers kiss and offered lots of kisses in return. Puppy chased the tug a war toy fast and hard this time. He caught the toy and shook and tugged the toy hard, getting it away from the Tester. He instantly dropped it when the Tester did and returned to chasing the toy once the Tester picked it back up. Puppy retrieved the ball 5x before running off to explore the testing area. Puppy heard the loud noise. He perked his ears up, but did not go over to investigate. Puppy was not intimidated by the Tester and eagerly waited for them to approach, too excited to sit down. Puppy did not struggle when being elevated and gently licked the Testers hand until put back down. Puppy followed the whip toy with his eyes before pouncing at it with his front paws, catching it on his first try. Puppy tried to take off with the toy and would not let go, shaking his head and tugging hard. Puppy wiggled some while being restrained but calmed down for rest of the duration. When the Tester fell, puppy raced over to the Tester and started scratching their belly. Then he went over to the Testers foot, tugging on their sock and then biting their foot hard, making the Tester respond. Puppy did not give up trying to get to the food, but stayed gentle only licking and sniffing the Testers hand until they released the food, which he then quickly gobbled up. Puppy watched the Tester play with the tug a war toy, but never stopped sniffing the ground, looking for more food. With encouragement, the Tester was able to get the puppy to retrieve the ball 6x before he raced back to where the food was, sniffing the surround area, looking for more!


Pup #6 Red Merle Male - 10 lbs 14 oz

 

 Puppies Playing Fetch,  51 Days Old


 


 


 


 


 


 


 Puppies Meet a NZ Rabbit, 54 Days Old


Pup #1 Female Blue Merle

 

 Pup #2 Female Black Tri


 Pup #3 Male Red Merle


 Pup #4 Female Black Tri


 Pup #5 Male Blue Merle


Pup #6 Male Red Merle

 

 


 


 Puppies get Dirty and Play in the Rain, 54 Days Old


 Pup #1 Female Blue Merle


 Pup #2 Female Black Tri

 

 Pup #3 Male Red Merle

 

  Pup #4 Female Black Tri


 Pup #5 Male Blue Merle

 

 Pup #6 Male Red Merle

 

 


 


 


 
 

WEEK 7 

Marsh's MINIATURE AMERICAN SHEPHERDS, "Marsh's MAS" Located in Nova Scotia, Canada. Contact us: marshsmas@gmail.com