Selecting A Pup
How to pick a pup is a difficult question to answer because you want a dog that will be both a good working dog, and also a good companion. At the puppy stage it is not possible to really know an individual dog’s instincts and later trained ability to be a working Cowdog.
However, here are some traits and attributes we look for in a pup that may be helpful:
- Good looks with short slick hair, good clean coat, nice face, and overall good looks.
- Friendly, outgoing disposition.
- Playful and alert.
- Eager to approach you.
- Curious, active, and aware of surroundings.
- Strong, agile.
It’s also helpful, when possible, to watch the parents work. Both parents should be good working dogs. And they should both be registered with the Hangin’ Tree Cowdog Association (HTCA)