Went to visit some friends who just got a new Australian Shepard. Cute guy - about 4 months old. He joins a household with a 14 year-old Australian Shep and two cats.
Our friends got him from a breeder. He is part of a litter that grew out of a doggie "summer romance" so they got him on the cheap, as he was not part of a scheduled breeding (or whatever they call it.) More from the litter are available which is why we wanted to check out this pup.
I like the idea of a dog from a breeder - seems it would be better socialized to dogs than Favorite - a Humane Society rescue. Not that breeder dogs don't have their problems too. The "summer romance" appeals to me as well. I always feel sad when I hear about their carefully controlled breeding. The dogs then acquire these names like, "CH Diamond Aire Teal Bluewings TD" - let's call him Bingo.