I'm considering buying a puppy from a breeder from whom I've bought from before. She is a woman who I've had a good realtionship with and with whom I trust. However, (and there is always a however) My last pup from her was a pet quality dog and we were fine with that. At this point she is suggesting that we buy a show quality dog because she thinks that the temperment of this dog would be great for my family. I really respect her knowledge and her opinions as that she was right on the money about our present dog. Here is the rub. She thinks that this new pup is a potential "champion" quality and is offering to sell us the dog (we would own him) but that she could show the dog and stud him for her own kennel. From how she described it the worst of it would be that when the dog is about two he would go on the circut with a handler for about 3 months (maybe less). Then when the pup got enough points for a championship it would be over. Is this normal? Is there something else I should be asking the breeder or asking for? What does everyone think? Thanks for your advice!