I'm very glad you are not giving him away. Selling him will keep alot of the shady people away. Just want to say that not all purebreds are more expensive than the mutts. I regularly see labradoodles (lab x poodles) for sale for $900.
, the very large purebred we are dealing with a breeder for is $1200. Like the others say, this breeder has shown her dogs, does not breed her own dogs together, does not breed before they are 2 years old when they can get all their health certifications done, and not only will take her dogs back if you don't or can't keep it she insists on it in her contract. The price difference is inconsequential. Like yourself, yes we have to save to get the dog we want, but it's worth the extra wait. Again, good luck to you.