Sometime in the next year or so I would like to get a pure bread australian shepherd (or maybe mixed with border collie) but I want to make sure I am not supporting "puppy mills".
I really want it to be a puppy or very young so I can train it appropriately and so it doesn't have bad habits from someone else.
So can you give me ideas of good places to get the kind of dog described above? Are these types of dogs ever at the animal shelter or human society.
Any help is appreciated, thanks.
You can try facebook groups. Breeders often advertise there and those with shabby reputations are often weeded out.