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If you're not interested in showing or breeding and are just looking for a good companion, have you considered adopting an adult rescue dog from a foster home? Even with the best-bred puppies you never know exactly what you're going to get, but with an adult dog in a foster home you can speak with the foster family about how the dog gets along with kids, cats, other dogs, etc and what you see is pretty much what you get. You can even pick the color and coat type you want without worrying about whether that puppy is going to lighten up, get darker, or end up plusher or smoother coated than you wanted.

When you cross-breed working and show-line dogs, many people think they're automatically going to get the best of both worlds but it's just as likely that you'll get the worst. It's not that hard to find a reputable working-line breeder, or a reputable show-line breeder, but most (not all) people crossing the two are backyard breeders trying to make a buck.
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