Rare Breeds, Popular Breeds and Somewhere Inbetween

When I decided to get another dog to show I wanted a smaller, healthier breed that I could show myself. I would also pretty sure that I wanted another sporting dog - something closer to thegoldens I grew up with. I decided in my infinite wisdom and from some of the things I had read that a rare breed would be easier to show myself, but I had almost zero experience with rare breeds.