There are many factors that will determine the personality type of your puppy and how she will shape it.
In addition, each puppy will also have individual genetic qualities that will help determine factors such as varying degrees of shyness, dominance or aggressiveness, curiosity, excitability, etc.
All dogs carry these traits, regardless if they are purebred or a mutt.
Two of the most common personality types of your puppy are the dependent puppy and the independent pup.
Dependant Puppy: The personality type of your puppy characteristics of a dependent puppy can usually be found in the smaller dog breeds, especially the “toy” breeds.
This dog will constantly look for approval from you for any action he wants to take.
This also tends to be very emotional as well.
You will find that the personality of your puppy if a dependent puppy will not be as curious as most dogs because they are very apprehensive.
She will also want to stay very close to its owner.
Unless you want to be in the habit of carrying your puppy around all of the time then be sure not to give in to the urge of wanting to hold her constantly.
Just be gentle.
You want a puppy that may think for it at times, but not too much.
Some dogs are more prone to cross the line of independence a little too far.
How can you tell if the personality of your puppy is an independent type?
One sign is when the puppy will not respond to you in any way when you are calling him within only six feet of distance.
Although he will hear you calling him and clapping for his attention, the pup will continue to sniff around and venture into whatever direction he is heading into.
Take note that if you do not properly train this independent puppy then some big problems will occur as the dog grows into an adult because he will only focus on pleasing himself, as opposed to obeying the wishes of his owner.