I'm starting to think that an Aussie puppy will be feasible within a couple of years, and since my mom and I both decided that Cali would be better off staying home with her, I think it'd be a good time depending on how my schedule at university is. I'd also be living in a city, likely with my dad who wouldn't mind me getting an Aussie if I had a job, and this which means I'll have access to dogs parks/training facilities and it'll be easier to start in various dog sports once the puppy gets older. So, I'm going to start my research early. I'm already pretty set on an Aussie, as I have been for a couple years now... but I want to learn more about different lines and how they differ in temperament/etc. I know there's a few people here who could give me some really good insight into the differences so hopefully I can get some detailed responses. As of right now, Oracle Australian Shepherds, where Merlin and Journey came from, is probably at the top of my list... but that's based on how great they both seem and my limited knowledge on the different lines. Thanks!