Another advocate of a getting rescue/adopted dog rather than buying a dog from a breeder. There are far too many good dogs needing a home. We have a wonderful rescue group that has adopts at Petsmart on Saturdays and sometimes Sundays. Some rescue groups are small in size, others - and the one we've used - have a very strong presence here in our metro area. They have connections to many of the local animal shelters and vets. If you can find a similar, strong, rescue group...contact them and tell them what you're looking for. They will keep you in mind. What I like about adopting from a rescue group is that their dogs are fostered first. A good rescue group will tell you the good and the bad qualities of the dog so that when you adopt, you adopt with eyes wide open. A humane society is great, but you don't get as good of a feel for how the dog will be in a normal, household setting.