We picked out our pup from Hat Creek Farm after doing a lot of research. Sam was our first dog ever so we expressed to Jean our desire to have a wonderful pet. Jean really helped us by watching the puppies develope for the first seven weeks of their lives so that when we picked out our puppy we were getting a pet that would be loving and calm and a great inside as well as outside dog. WOW did it turn out that way! Sam loves to retrieve but when we see her and talk to her, that tail wags a mile a minute! Never have we had an experience like this- where from day one, Sam came in and won our hearts. She also prefers an omelet instead of dog food for breakfast so it is possible to spoil them!