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Recently I've been looking and researching into getting a puppy within the next year or so. Right now, Border Collies and Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers have caught my eye. However, while I like what I see on paper from what I've read, I've never actually met any of these dogs in real life. I know Border Collies are known as the crazy, hyper-active breed that can never sit still, but I'd like to see this in real life for myself, and I know Tollers aren't that common. There's some breeders near me that I've found and I really like their ideals/goals and their dogs. Would it be insulting (for lack of a better word) for me to get in touch with these breeders and meet them and their dogs and ask any questions I have about if the breed would be a good fit for me? Especially since I'm still in the research phase?