So why not fly the pup to you? I'm actually suprised by some of your posts. Usually you're saying to "go for th best" not "well they do some stuff, more than most". And I've heard ALOT of people say "there aren't many so and so breeder around me" and then when they REALLY started looking, they found the right one. I'm sure if the OP starts running in some of the working/ACD circles, you'll be amazed at what you find. I know I was when I started running in the sheepdog/training circles.