Why are people discouraging the OP, they sound like they have it right. They want to breed in the future, they want to do it right (training, showing, health tests, etc etc), and they have a mentor.
I say good for the OP for taking the time to think it through. You know, there are people who only breed once a year or even once every other year. You don't need to be "loaded" if you are one of these breeders.
FOREVER in my heart:
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