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    Wow just looked up the Brittanies, and they're GORGEOUS!

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    Jess, what sort of budget are you looking at? I'm asking coz A: I'm being nosy and B: it might veto many breeds that you are considering.

    However, many breed clubs do have a rescue/rehoming arm associated with the breed, which many include dogs that simply don't come up to scratch for showing etc that breeders will look for a pet home instead.

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    Around a grand I was thinking.

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    If you're not in any rush, then if you can I'd be heading to a few shows to check out various breeds. Get chatting to breeders, they will be able to tell you if their breed will be a suitable match or not.

    Also, by getting to know a few breeders they will also get to know YOU! I'll admit I've never gone looking for a pure bred, my dogs find their way to me lol, but I would want the breeder to understand how committed I am. And if you are not looking for a dog to show, once they know you, they may know of a dog looking for a home that would suit you.

    I don't know how far a grand will get you - I'd imagine that would be a ball park for many breeds but by the same token not enough for others. What I WILL say is make sure you go with a reputable breeder, do your research on the breeder AND the breed.

    If you decide on a breed that is a bit pricier, it might be worth waiting a bit longer and saving up the extra money. Plus remember you may have to go on a waiting list!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreysAreGreat View Post
    Jess, what sort of budget are you looking at? I'm asking coz A: I'm being nosy and B: it might veto many breeds that you are considering.

    However, many breed clubs do have a rescue/rehoming arm associated with the breed, which many include dogs that simply don't come up to scratch for showing etc that breeders will look for a pet home instead.
    ROFLMAO. Honest as the day Greys.

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    Some less popular breeds might surprise you with the price tag for a pet puppy to a confirmed great home.

    Some breeds can be harder to place and good breeders place the importance of a great home (which is GOLD!) well above money.

    Check out all the spaniels, Welshies, Springers, Fields etc. And yes, Brittanys are gorgeous as well.

    Something slightly larger than a Cocker might play better with your other dogs. Some Cockers are full-on, nothing fazes them and some are a bit more overwhelmed by bigger dogs.

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