I have never owned a puppy; all my dogs have been adult rescue dogs that needed rehoming. 40 years ago, my parents acquired a pedigree pug puppy but he was not my dog. My American pit bull terrier Hobbes is now 12 years old and though he jauntily prances about as if he was 12 months old, the fact is that he is now an old dog. I have never had a dog that was more rewarding or more difficult to own than Hobbes. I'd never want any other breed than an APBT. Here in WA, that is possible.
So, should I bite the bullet and acquire a pit bull puppy some time after Hobbes goes? Or should I do what I always have done and get another adult rescue? I am a bit torn; there are a bucket load of adult pit bulls to choose from here in WA who would really benefit from being rehomed, but I'd like to just once have a puppy. I have tried to weigh up the pros and cons and I am tending to the pros.
Any advice would be appreciated. I am 100% stuck on my breed choice but other than that all advice is welcome.