Hey guys, I have been having puppy fever for a whole now & lately it's gotten really bad. t the end of march I will be going back home & will be there indefinitely due to family issues. So space & time aren't an issue. The problem is I want one from a breeder but I feel guilty doing that because there are so many needy animals out there without homes. But only 2 of my dogs in all the dogs I have ever had ever have been from breeders (Izze, & Bear) so on the other hand I feel like I have "paid my debt" so to speak to rescuing. The puppy will be an ACD definitely, & have been in contact with a few reputable breeders (I think) the problem is most of them are like ... A days drive from me & I just don't think I can make the drive there are a few "hobby" breeders in my area who have "ranch" ACDs who don't show conformation but their dogs are healthy & seem (haven't gone to see any yet) happy, they only have a few dogs & only breed a few times a year.