I meant more personality problems than temperament.
I think what I'm trying to say hasn't been communicated very well (sorry, I'm quite tired!)
I would very happily get a puppy from the lost dogs home or a rescue. I am not keen on rescuing a 10month old puppy from a shelter when they have no idea where it came from or how it was treated. It could have a great temperament and be a fantastic dog and still have emotional issues. Roxie only just comes to my dad now when she's called and still gets very timid around him because she was abused. No one told us this, we had to guess and put all the puzzle pieces together to help her out. She's not perfect but we love her.
I have enough time to love and raise a puppy, and train it. I don't have time like I did when we got Roxie to go through all that emotional baggage. Plus, Roxie has an infinite amount of energy and a puppies stamina would suit her.
The only thing that puts me off buying from the paper is that these people are irresponsible and I don't want to support them. I'm happy to pay them for the cost of vaccinations etc, but I don't like the idea of them turning a profit because they weren't smart enough to desex and the dog got knocked up.
On the other hand, these puppies don't deserve to be punished because of what their owners did. I know I can give one an excellent home.
As for the whole cross vs purebred thing, I don't think we will ever agree. People are either for purebred, or for mixed. My experience is mine, yours is yours, and our differences make the world go round.
P.S Hamish is ADORABLE!