Minnesota/upper Midwest - recommendations?
I'm in the Twin Cities metro and would prefer to stick to a radius of about two hours.
I would prefer not German working lines given that from what I've found in my research, they are...a lot of dog. I'm interested in a relatively even keeled dog who is alert and intelligent but not so driven that it is too much for a first time GSD owner. I'm open to learning more, though. From what I've heard there is quite the divide between fanciers of American show lines vs German working lines.
I've found one breeder with whom I'm immensely impressed but feel I should be cautious and check others.
Thank you in advance!