I want a dog for agility and for therapy dog work, too. Stella's breeder has a group of smaller labradoodles which I thought might be good. They have the same temperament and look as the larger ones. For agility I thought it might be good to have a dog of a different height. A dog of a different height would be a new challenge. Also, I don't like the thought of running dogs back to back, but of course it would be a several years any way before a puppy would be doing trials. Also for traveling having one dog a little smaller might be easier. I'm not firm on the size.
Does anyone have advice on judging puppies for structure and drive? What I should be looking for? Advice on books to look at? When I got Matilda I had no idea I'd be doing agility. I was just looking for a cute puppy. The therapy dog part I thought about right away, especially when I was able to bring her to school with me. Now I'll be looking for a puppy who'll an agility puppy as well as a pet..