Thank you for the information. I have heard a lot of good things about Sharon and her breeding, and while I know for sure she breeds for confirmation, I did hear a tad that some of her dogs have titled in IPO, but wasn't sure if it was something she specifically bred for or not, which is why I wanted to see some of her dogs.
I do currently have a Foxfire boy who will be 3 next month. We do protection together, he received his FO last summer, and while he is very active and hardly ever a lunge around dog, he isn't as into the bite work as I'd like and I don't want to force it on him, so I decided I'd like to get a puppy from a breeder who specifically breeds working dogs.
I originally planned on doing Confirmation, which is why I went with a Foxfire. Michelle did an excellent job picking my boy for me, he turned out to be exactly what I needed and wanted, but after an ACL injury when he was still quite young, confirmation was out and I worry about doing agility with him, even though he certainly has the high active drive an willingness for it. But I'm not willing to risk further damage to his knee, so I decided we would focus more on protection since I know he needs some kind of active outlet. He does rally, but it makes him antsy, he's a crazy one who keeps me on my toes and we stay quite active together on a daily basis. One thing I have been very fortunate about with him though, is that while he rarely sits still he has never been destructive, to my surprise. That's one of the things I was preparing myself for before I even got him after reading so many stories of the trouble Dobies get into.
Sorry, I got side-tracked there. Sharon does certainly have beautiful dogs, but after a bit more insight I'm seeing that she isn't what I'm looking for. Again, I have been in contact with Brandi and I have been happy with her so far, so I will continue working with her. I just wanted to have other options in case it didn't work out, which I know can happen sometimes for several reasons. From personal experience timing has been an issue, but I do know that other things can arise.
Thank you again to everyone who helped out. I appreciate it. And I apologize for my rambling on about my boy, it's a common occurrence with me.