Hello all, I found this forum while researching which type of puppy to get and now that I've decided on a sheltie I figured I should register and say thanks for all the great info on this board. A little about me. I have a family of 4 my wife myself and an 11 year old son and 8 year old daughter. We've always been dog people and for the last 6 years had a rescue pitbull named Thor. We had to have him put to sleep at the end of last month and I stated no more dogs for a while. Was just to heartbroken to loose my buddy but the house is so quiet and honestly bland without a dog there that I decided that my no dog for a year or so idea was a bad one and began looking for a new pup. I love the pit breed but they're a handful and rather large and I'm a renter until next year so they're also difficult to find a place to accept them in the unforeseen circumstance I had to move before a purchase my next home. Anyway with that in mind I decided the next dog was going to be medium to small but not to small and energetic and entertaining. Also a breed that loves its people. I'd looked at a few profiles of breeds and none caught my interest or seemed like a great fit for us. I remembered always enjoying my aunts shelties as a boy and was curious what ever happened to that breed as I used to see them everywhere in the late 80's. So a google search where my wife happened to walk by and say that dog is beautiful we should get one and then some research into the breed and seeing they where a good fit for out family led me to a puppy search. I put my deposit on our new boy last Friday and he'll be home in about 6 weeks. Beyond excited and happy to have a puppy coming into our lives. It's been quite a long time since I've had one as out last three dogs where all rescues. Today is his two week birthday and the breeder sent me this pic showing how much he's growing. We still haven't picked a name but the list is getting smaller. I can't post attachments here so I'll upload the pic in my next post.