Trying to get our lists together and really start looking into breeders and upcoming litters for 2013 and 2014. We are moving to Italy in March, should be perfectly settled by April/May.
Top breeds we are looking at:
Siberian Husky & Alaskan Malamute (pretty sure I have this covered)
Belgian Malinois (for shits and giggles, I know they come in many different flavors, like GSDs and BC's)
Type of dog we are looking for, across the board, is a more drivey dog with tons of energy but stable temperament and decent off switch. Primarily pet, but depending on the dog it might be my project dog to dabble in this or that sport. We are looking at working dogs for a reason, so conformation-only oriented breeders are out. If they do both, awesome.
Breeder has to be okay with a young military couple. We are young. We are military. No getting around that. All health testing applicable to the breed, of course, all the usual good-breeder material. Non-crazy people without crazy questionnaires are also nice.
Bonus if they are in Europe, since we will be in Italy.
Ready. Set. Go.
Zander and HarleyQuinn