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

Swimming For the 1st Time 


 

Pup #1 BTM
5 lbs 6 oz 


 


 


 

Pup #2 BTF
             4 lbs 6 oz 

 


 


 

 Pup #3 BTM

6 lbs 4 oz 

 


 


 

 Pup #4 BMF

5 lbs 1 oz 


 


 


 

Pup #5 BTM
                5 lbs  

 


 


 

 Pup #4 BMF

5 lbs 8 oz 


 


 

 Pup #7 BMM

  7 lbs  


 


 


 Leash Introduction, 37 Days Old



 

Pup #1 Black Tri Male

 


 


 

Pup #2 Black Tri Female

 


 


 

 Pup #3 Black Tri Male



 


 

Pup #4 Blue Merle Female

 


 


 

Pup #5 Black Tri Male 



 


 

 Pup #6 Blue Merle Female



 


 

 Pup #7 Blue Merle Male



 

 39 Day Personality Test

 

Pup #1 Black Tri Male

Puppy instantly saw the Tester and walked towards them happily, with his head down sniffing, and tail held high, wagging. He started to whimper softly, trying to get on to the Testers lap, but stopped once the Tester started petting him. Puppy chased the tug toy around in circles, pouncing at it with his front paws. He caught the toy, gave it a big shake and brought it back to the tester, holding on to the toy for a good game of tug a war, tail wagging fast. Puppy immediately started to whimper during the pain test and crawled on to the Testers lap for comfort. Puppy is eager for affection but stays calm. He nestled into the Testers armpit with his tail wagging slowly. When cradled, puppy gave the Tester eye contact, trusting the Tester and stayed calm and relaxed when elevated. Once he was put down, he  happily raced off to chew on the toy. Puppy accepted the Testers kisses and gave very little kisses back,  staying calm. Puppy eagerly followed the Tester around and is very consistent coming to "Here puppy puppy" Puppy heard the loud sound and quickly looked over but was more interested in his surroundings to investigate. Puppy pulled his ear back slightly when intimidated, but stayed in place, with his tail wagging, waiting for attention.  Puppy did not want to be restrained. He instantly started to whine and use his back feet to scratch his way free. When the Tester fell the puppy raced over to the Tester, whimpering quietly. He sniffed the Testers head and started scratching and tugging at their hair, increasing his intensity for about 15 seconds, then he stopped and curled in under the Testers chin until they responded.


 


 

Pup #2 Black Tri Female

Puppy slowly walked over to the Tester, with her tail still. She stopped directly in front of the Tester and gave the air a big sniff. Puppy went to the Testers side and climbed up on their lap. Once the tester started to pet her, she bounced off their lap, pouncing the ground ready to play. The Tester got out the tug toy and the puppy eagerly started to chase the toy, trying to catch it with her front paws. Puppy became more excited and nipped at the testers hands in play, pouncing up and down. When the Tester yelped (tell the puppy biting hurts), the puppy stopped and climbed up onto the Testers lap to give big kisses. Puppy was too squirmy and excited to get a pain response, too happy to feel pain? Puppy was eager for affection and rolled on her back for a belly rub from the Tester, but did not enjoy being picked up or cradled. Puppy howled the whole time the Tester tried to cradle her and squirmed to get free from the Tester when elevated. Puppy became excited again when the Tester offered kisses. She put her paws up on the Testers face to give Big, wet kisses. Puppy raced after the Tester happily underfoot. She would grunt or whine happily periodically, tail always wagging fast. Puppy was startled by the loud sound and started howling again, running to and up onto the Testers lap for comfort. Puppy wanted to be with the Tester and could not be intimidated by them. Puppy quietly whimpered while being restrained for did not resist. When the Tester fell, Puppy immediately ran to their side. Reaching the Testers feet first, Puppy started to chew the Testers sandals. She then raced over to the Testers head and started nibbling the Testers ears until they responded.


 


 

Pup #3 Black Tri Male

Puppy looked around the Test area, moving slowly and cautiously. He would stop every few steps to sniff the air and turn his head from side to side. As soon as the Tester said "Here puppy puppy" the Puppy raced over, tail wagging fast, right up onto the Testers lap and gave them little kisses on the chin. Puppy did not want to chase or play tug a war. Instead, Puppy took the tug toy and laid down beside the Tester to chew on it. Puppy was not bothered during the pain Test. After 10 seconds, the Tester just stopped and the Puppy walked away, off to sniff around. Puppy enjoyed exploring the new environment but kept going back to the tester every few moments for reassurance. Puppy enjoyed being petted and handled by the tester. He climbed on to the Tester lap, very calmly and gave little kisses on the Testers chin and nose while being cradled and stayed very calm while elevated. Puppy accepted the Testers kiss and allowed the tester to nuzzle them with their nose, but did not give kisses back. Puppy instantly started to follow the Tester, staying further back at a steady slow pace. He then saw the tug toy and stopped to lay down for a quick chew. Puppy ears perked right up with the loud sound, and he curiously looked over and then went back to chewing his toy. Puppy was not intimidated by the tester and became more excited as the Tester approached, eager for more affection.  Puppy did not resist being restrained, but did hold his head away from the Tester, avoiding eye contact, showing some signs of being uncomfortable. When the Tester fell, puppy went right over to the Tester. He circled the Tester completely, whimpering softly. Puppy chewed and scratched at the Testers feet, managing to take one sandal completely off, then the Puppy started to chew on the bare foot until the Tester responded.


 


 

Pup #4 Blue Merle Female

Puppy immediately saw the Tester and quickly raced over to them, whole body wiggling from side to side. She climbed onto the Tester lap, gave some quick kisses on the chin and then rolled over onto her back for a belly rub, grunting and making funny noises, excitedly. Puppy crawled for the Tug toy, right on her belly, trying to catch the toy with her front paws. She then brought the toy back to the Tester, pouncing the ground ready to play. Puppy has a lower pain tolerance and tried to nip the Testers hand to get them to stop. Puppy became more playful when the Tester started petting her, jumping up and down, nipping at the Testers hands. She calmed down a bit while being cradled, turning in towards the Tester and gave little kisses on their chin. She seemed to enjoy being handled and stayed calm when elevated. Puppy eagerly accepted the Testers kiss, giving them 1 big slobbery kiss back in return. She did not go off to explore during the test, always stayed right with the Tester. Puppy cautiously followed the Tester from behind, looking for her next direction and very constantly came to "Here puppy puppy". Puppy's ears perked right up when she heard the loud noise and she ran over to investigate closer, pouncing at the ground. Puppy was too busy seeking attention to be intimidated by the tester. She brought the tug toy over to play with the Tester and then started scratching at the testers paperwork, just eager to play. Puppy very willingly rolled onto her back and did not need to actually be physically restrained. She just laid there on her back, eagerly waiting for a belly rub. When the Tester fell, the Puppy raced over and started to nip the Testers hands and face, being quite rough. She wasted no time trying to get a reaction from the Tester.


 


 

Pup #5 Black Tri Male

Puppy starred straight at the Tester for a moment before racing over to the Tester, tail up and jumped right on to the Testers  lap, giving lots of little kisses and grunting excitedly. Puppy stalked the tug toy with his eyes. He kept jumping off and on to the Testers lap but was more interested in playing with the Tester then the toy. He chased the Testers hands, nipping and pouncing with his front paws, and even caught his own tail running around in circles. Puppy showed a low pain tolerance, quickly pulling his foot away and quietly whimpering. Puppy became very excited when the Tester started talking to him. He eagerly jumped on the Testers lap for more affection, wagging his tail happily. Puppy squirmed slightly when being cradled and nipped at the Testers hands, trying to get down. He seemed fine when elevated at first. Then he started wagging his tail which escalated to full body jerks until he squirm free to run back on to the Testers lap for comfort. The Puppy calmed down appropriately and accepted the Testers kiss, offering lots of gentle kisses in return. Puppy was very eager to follow the Tester and play underfoot. Puppy became even more playful after running around and bounced back and forth over the Testers legs, and then stopped to chew on their sandals. Puppy flinched and pulled his ears back a bit when he heard the loud noise, but never got up, just went back to chewing and pouncing at the Testers sandal.  Puppy was not intimidated by the Tester, he just want to play play play. Puppy accepted being restrained fairly well, only whimpering slightly in the beginning then relaxing fully. The puppy was initially startled by the tester falling and backed away from the Tester whimpering. He then came back over to the Testers head, sniffed, and then started tugging on the Testers hair until the Tester responded.

 


 

Pup #6 Blue Merle Female

Puppy hit the ground with her nose to the floor, ready to explore her new environment. After a few moments, she noticed the Tester and made a quick dash over for a pat and then quickly ran off again, exploring every corner of the room. Puppy eagerly comes to "Here puppy puppy" and quickly warmed up to the Tester, becoming very silly. She gave a few head bunts and big kisses (no teeth) with her tail wagging faster as the Tester spoke to her. Puppy did not want to tug of the tug toy but did want to retrieve the toy and kept bringing it back to the Tester to play. Puppy has an average pain tolerance. She quietly whimpered and shook her whole body to get away. Puppy enjoyed laying down beside the Tester, but was uncomfortable being cradled. She squirmed to get down, turning her head from side to side until she was let free. Puppy tolerate being elevated, only whimpering slightly, calming down for the duration. Puppy calmly accepted the Testers kiss and gave little kisses in return, being very gentle placing her paws on the Testers face to get closer. Puppy was startled by the loud sound and ran back to the Testers side for comfort, giving the Tester more kisses, tail still wagging. Puppy pulled her ears back while backing away from the Tester slightly as they tried to intimidate her. She quickly recovered when the Tester crouched down a bit and came racing back, healing directly in front of the Tester, eager for more affection. Puppy easily accepted being restrained by the Tester and stayed calm and relaxed, enjoying the belly rub. When the Tester fell, the puppy perked her ears up and ran off frightened, not to return.


 


 

Pup #7 Blue Merle Male

Puppy came over to the Tester slowly, quietly whimpering, with his tail slowly wagging, and stopped in front of the Tester. He laid down and placed his front paws gently on the Testers lap and starred up at the Tester curiously. The Tester got out the Tug toy and the Puppy started wagging his tail happily but stayed contently where he was, following the toy with his eyes. Puppy did not flinch during the pain Test, but seemed happy to be getting the attention from the Tester. Puppy calmly accepted all affection from the Tester, he just laid there happily, giving little kisses to the Testers hands as they patted him. Puppy did not resist being cradled but did cling on to the Testers arms, showing signs that he was uncomfortable. Puppy looked deeply into the Testers eyes and  very calmly accepted being kissed and nuzzled by the Tester, but did not kiss back. Puppy did not go off to explore the testing area, he stayed at the Testers side, eagerly following him around, trying to stay at the same pace as the Tester. Puppy did not mind the loud sound. He looked over in that direction and took a few steps forward, but quickly refocused on spending time with the Tester. Puppy was not intimidated by the Tester. He watched the Tester tower around, like "what are they doing" and waited patiently for the Tester to sit back down with him. Puppy curled up on to the Testers lap as if he were going to have a nap. Then the Tester picked him up and rolled him on to his back to be restrained and the puppy started to whimper, getting louder, until he was howling to be flipped back over. When the Tester fell the puppy climbed up on to the Testers knees, scratching at their legs and whimpering softly. He then went to the Testers feet and started chewing on their sandals until they responded.



WEEK 5 

 BREEDER: Jade Marsh   1865 Highway 1 Kingston NS Canada   902-321-0101

 

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