Available Older Puppies
We often will keep back puppies from certain litters or even an entire litter (ESPECIALLY first time crosses) long enough to be able to introduce them to stock, assess them and their level of interest and then find them appropriate homes at that time. We will end up keeping some of them, and selling some of them (although that is always the hardest part for us!) This allows us to gauge how certain pairings are working out and allows us to work with our puppies a bit longer and take the time to introduce them to our goats to evaluate stock sense, desire to please, toughness, tenacity, and herding desire, among other traits. Some of the benefits of buying an older puppy is that you are past some of the "little puppy" stages and you are able to evaluate the puppy for working desire and other traits and have a much better idea of what the puppy has the potential to become! Our "older puppies" are usually between 3 to 7 months of age.
Little Sofie is super sweet and gets along well with everyone! She has been introduced to sheep and definitely wants to work! She should make a wonderful and capable sheep dog. She isnt showing a ton of bite at this point - she is young so that should improve as she gets older, more confident and gets a little further along in training, BUT she has good instincts, watches and responds to the stock well and should make a fantastic little dog!
She is still young and has only been introduced to stock - so she hasnt had any formal training yet. She is easy to be around and SUPER sweet!