I was doing some research on pups VS started dogs. My conclusion led me to believe started dogs might be the way to go given my situation. New baby on the way, 6 year starting tee-ball, shift work and odd days off to meet up with others and train. It seems litters range from the $600-1200 range. Plus all things considered to get the pup to a started dogs level. This simple math adds up to $2000-2500 depending on how much is taught and it's level compared to starters. I have seen starters in that pricing neighborhood. Just a hard pill to swallow up front. Either way the research needs to be done on both dogs, the breeder and trainers/training(dog). There is a breeder here that has a grandson of Dakota's Cajun Roux. From what I read, this dog was amazing. This is all new to me so forgive my ignorance if that is incorrect reference the Roux dog.
Just want to make an informed decision before making the purchase. Which will be a bit before I pull the trigger. Thoughts on pups VS starters?