I was wondering what are some guidelines when picking from a a litter? I know yall are gonna get on me, but please just try and work with me and educate me to the best of your knowledge. As yall know I have bred my bitch and one day I would like to start my own line and become active in shows. Grant it I have some great dogs in my bitches pedigree, but I know I have already started off the hard way by not starting off with the best of quality. But say one is just starting off and once the pups get here they could only have one of the pups how do you go about picking the pup? besides looking at how much you like the coat, build, etc. And I know most will say "It takes time. Your going to have to raise litters and examine their temperaments, drive, work ethic, faults, etc. In the nest few years I will have property and have an actual kennel, But besides certain looks what do you look for in a "pup"? I know its highly impossible, but what would you look for? Do you go with the more dominate one, or more of the middle of the road type when observing a litter? I can not stress enough that I know the mindsets here and the feedback I will get, but please understand this is the 1st baby steps of many I will be taking on a long road to what I hope will be success one day. Until I start going to shows and socializing with breeders and more knowledgeable dog-men the web is my only source for learning more, besides the books I have which do not have the answers to my questions. I know Im going backwards and should have done a lot of things different, but for me this is my starting point and everyone started somewhere.