KeystoneABs and WindyValley I completely agree on the stud issue. Very well put.
I've used an outside stud once, 7yrs ago. I will do so again soon. However if you breed a male that can suit a couple of your females or purchase a stud that's what I'd rather do. I will not use just any outside stud either. I'm picky I need to know as much as possible about the dog, what he's produce and know the owner.