Why don't you google the kennel club website for your breed of choice and they should list some rescues. I've always been told that raising two pups that are brothers or sisters is extremely difficult as you they tend to be more dependent on each other and less on you so that makes training difficult, maybe someone more knowledgeable can shed some insight on that though. If you don't want to go the rescue route, your breed's website will also list reputable breeders, and you can search for a breeder who breeds for the traits you want.
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I would still consider a good breeder. Most are happy to place there pups in pet homes as well as hunting homes. I was looking at French brittany's, and alot of breeders where happy to help me. No matter how well breed, not every pup in a litter is going to have what it takes, there for you get pets. you would at least get a dog with good health and a sound mind. If you look outside the box, and go with anything, who knows what the dogs will end up like.
Rescue is a wonderful idea. There are alot of dogs who need a home, and you don't have to go through the puppy stage. It is very rewarding, and with so many pure bred resuces you could find what you are looking for.
Training 2 pups at one time can be very difficult. You have to remember to seperate them and train them seperate on occasion. It is much more time consuming then you may think. If you have the time and energy, go for it. Good luck in whatever you decide.
Thought I'd put in a good word for the breed I have: brittany. We wanted something a little smaller and little less psycho than the standard weim or GSP. We got ours from a breeder who breeds for hunting. Like said above, not every pup is the best hunting prospect. The breeder was fine with placing a pup in a pet home. Another reason to work with a breeder: they KNOW their lines. Fewer surprises. And our breeder periodically gets returns which she needs to find replacement homes for.
I also chose a breed that was intended to guard sheep and goats and I don't own any sheep or goats. I went through a breeder who breeds for both. One of the advantages is that since she had been doing it for awhile she was able to pick out a puppy for me that would be more suited to a family than another pup would be. I didn't get to choose my puppy, she chose for me and I am overhwelmingly pleased with her choice.
i would still suggest going through a breeder. You may want to choose a breeder who shows their dogs. Some breeds have been bred for the show ring and less for what they were originally intended to do anyway so chances are you would get a fine family pet. Sure do hope you enjoy exercising alot. Even if the pup you get wont be used for hunting, those breeds are highly active breeds and will still require alot more exercise than other breeds.
I am with the others: Go with a breeder IMO. you have more knowledge then of health, genetics, and temperaments. Rescue is a guessing game in those areas.
I have NOTHING against rescue BTW, in fact I many times refer folks that come to me for a dog to rescues.
Many folks do still dual title their dogs in both the show ring and the field. Love seeing that myself.
Breeders generally have a health guarantee in place as well, something you cannot get at a rescue. Breeders are more than happy to place pet puppies (not the best of the litter for show for whatever reason) into a pet home.
Search into both avenues though, and see where your special dog awaits.
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