I agree with socialising them, although we didn't take cooper to puppy school, but we did introduce him to many different people places and dogs. It was adorable watching him as a pup with our neighbours big dog (who we made sure had a very placid nature hehe). And yes your right Judy must have dropped Joey off just before we got him (which makes sence because he was a well socialised pup when we got him)
Judy would of dropped him there for pick up only - so he would of been with Judy up until then. Coco got dropped off at Marias 2 days before she boarded the plane as Maria took her to the airport.
Did you go to puppy school - both of mine went to puppy school (Coco just finished last week) and she was playing with lab pups 10 times her size LOL. I think its really important to keep up socialising them.
Yes your right it is both, a well bred but mistreated or un-socialised dog probably wouldn't grow up with a calm/nice temperament no matter how good his breeding was. Wow that's really good that Judy had them running around and socialising with the other dogs. She obviously cares about them. I wish Cooper could have had that. He is on the shy side because he was probably traumatised as a pup When we got Joey he was in a crate, (because Maria was selling him and not Judy) .
Alot is from breeding - but it comes down to how they are brought up as well. But I remember clearly going to Judys house when I picked up Maddy - and she was part of the family she was running around on the floor and not cramped up in a little crate. I think there was over 30 dogs there all playing and having fun. Very well socialised.
Awww that's really lovely. I must say Cooper does have a really great temperament a lot of people have commented on how well behaved/calm he is. (Although that could just be because a lot of people think Chis are bad tempered 'snappy' dogs.) And Joey too, I've never met a calmer Chi than him!
Yep I am sure they will be related in some way And Allamanda chis have the BEST temperments - I could not be happier with my girls. Madison follows me everywhere she is my shadow LOL. Yes she even sleeps on my bed