If you are close enough to adopt I definatly would. She sounds like a good dog. If she seems like a good fit for your family then i say give it a try at least. Puppies are cute, but there are some awsome things to getting an adult dog too. She will probably be house broken, and no more puppy chewing, if you go to some obediance classes to help you bond I would give it a go.
i think if the dog tugs at your heart strings...go for it...there are pluses and minues from buying an older dog...just like small pups..so..at least go see the dog..and see if there is a bond..good luck to you..and even better...thanks for even expressing an intrest in this older working breed...sugar is sweet and looks nice..good luck..please keep us posted as to what happens...
i think you should go for it. even if you are not close to where this girl is located we do transports within a certain amount of miles. i helped transport an akbash male for this rescue group to a guy in my state a few years back. he was a wonderful dog, but then i am a bit biased when it comes to these breeds =)
even if she doesn't seem like she would work out for you there are lots of them in our rescue that you could check out.