04-10-2015, 11:59 PM
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If you're determined to get a puppy, I would recommend a lab, a golden retriever or a german shepherd from health-guaranteed, certified and papered lines with some assurances from the breeder that if something goes wrong they are willing to take the puppy back. Absolutely make sure these dogs are hip checked, and accept nothing lower than 'good'.
I recommend these breeds because there's a reason they are considered the stereotypical service dogs. They are biddable, trainable, and generally easy to work with. Put the shepherd LAST on your list though. Although they can be wonderful dogs, they have a more threatening reputation, and occasionally suffer the same breed biases that pit bull owners do. Labs and goldens first. But a good breeder is an absolute must, and make sure they know what you want to do with it so they can make sure the pup has the right temperament for it.