After much debate and discussion, my husband and I decided to get a puppy. Our German Shepherd is getting up in years and has always been more my husband's dog then mine. I had an Australian Shepherd/border collie mix when I was growing up and have never fully gotten over losing her, but now that our finances are better and I have more free time, I wanted my own dog. Found a great gentleman about 2 hours away from us who had a litter of Australian Shepherds. Needless to say, Fritz has now joined our herd/pack.