Hello all that are reading this. I have owned many dogs in my whole 26years of life. I recently purchased a female pup in hopes of getting her into some type of sport work. I have not given up on her but some of the drives that I was looking for are not there. The breeder has offered to give me half of my money back and fix her at their cost. I would still be losing out on her but I would get to keep her as she has become attached to our family. I was going to get her PENNhips done in hopes of breeding her but now am starting to realize who would want a puppy that comes from a mother who is not titled. I have recently become infactuated with dog show, the last one I watch on TV was the Westminster I think. I have searched on here but I am looking for some good books to read about getting into possible showing. I would not buy another dog until im fully aware of what the requirements breed standards are etc. I want to do this for fun. Just a little of my background is basically training and handling police dogs for about 6 1/2 years now. Ive been to many trainer patrol courses and detection courses etc. Basically what im looking for are a few good books about getting into dog shows etc. Sorry if this is a little excess but would like some help. Also as far as breeding I have no experience. I have an array of books but no reputable shepherd breeders near me that I can find.