I'm still ashamed to admit we did not get Brie from a breeder. We saw her in a pet store n fell in love. We had been discussing getting another dog for months and had even decided on an english bully. I had been doing tons of research on their care etc. then we went in for something n she was there. I do think we lucked out with her tho, she is just perfect. All of my dogs have either come from the humane society or breeder.