My husband and I have recently semi-retired so we have lots of time to train and care for a dog. We live on a sailboat part of the time, so we need a puppy that will grow to be a smaller dog, about a 15-25 pound adult. My sister has a standard poodle now and we had a golden retriever (she passed away about a year ago). We are very fond of both breeds.
I can't afford to spend $2000 for a puppy, but I don't need a show or breeder dog. If you have any leads or suggestions, please let me know. We live near Tampa FL.