I definitely admire the folks that are willing to put in the time to save a dog like this. We have one “rescue” (not really, but a stray my sister-in-law took in and couldn’t keep in her yard - he’s a bit of a roamer...), one from a litter from my brother’s sweet golden, and one purebred from a reputable local breeder (a Brittany). My long walks with them are one of the best parts of my day. And the cuddles are good, too.
And some great advice (related) here: