Help Choose a Dog (Warning: No cool techy stuff ahead. Only Puppies.)

My wife and I are looking to get our first Berner (Oliver) a brother. We’ve recently received pictures of the three dogs we have to choose from. We’ll obviously get to meet them first next week, but based on these pictures who would you choose?

The dog on the right is not available. He’ll grow up to be a pompous show dog. The dog on the left is currently named Whimpie (yes, we will be changing any of these names). He is described as really big, but “not so brave”.


On the left is Dweazle, he is described as slightly less wimpy than Whimpie. On the right is Spot, he is described as the smartest of the bunch. So, which do you like best?

PS: My post on gui testing is coming along. There are a lot of pictures to post for that one.

Comments (10)
  1. Louis Parks says:

    How can you go wrong with a smart dog named Spot?

  2. nobody says:

    If you want a non-agressive dog, the best test is to turn them over on their back while keeping your hand gently on their stomach. If they fight you to get up, they’ve got an agressive temperment. If they don’t fight continuously, you know they’ll be easy to train and live with.

  3. J.P. Stewart says:

    wow…hard choice. They all look cute.

    My vote is Dweazle, and if not Dweazle than Spot. (because of how they are standing)

    You can tell the difference between the show dogs and the others though.


  4. Gavin Joyce says:

    Take the smarted dog any day.

  5. jledgard says:

    Sorry Gavin, just realized why you double commented. But the irony in the first post was not lost on me.

  6. Lars W. Andersen says:

    Go with the smart one. You can never have too much brains in the family 🙂

  7. Carlo Cardella says:

    Spot, no doubts! : )

  8. saraw says:

    How could you possibly say no to any of them??? I think that you should take them all. Think about how much more fun it would be to have 4 than just 2. 🙂

  9. jledgard says:

    When they grow up to be >100lbs then two does nicely. 🙂 But yes, choosing between them was hard when we met them in person.

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