Buy a breeding, based on the qualifications and characteristics you can observe in the parents. Don't buy a "kennel" name, don't buy a "geographic designation." Don't just buy a blending of "alphabet soup." Buy a puppy's genetics from the parents. Buy those genetics from a breeder who combined them for a reason other than to make a buck, and can tell you how they each compliment the other and compensate for the other. Beware of puppy mills. Beware of breeders that market by denigrating someone else's game.
Don't believe the BS that all UK FT line dogs are soft, or they all naturally deliver to hand, or train themselves, or are little angels in the house.
Don't believe the BS that all US FT line dogs are fire breathing psychos that will eat your couch and have to be trained with 2 x 4's, and lightening rods.
I have a HRCH MH "british dog" about to hit 500 and get her UH, and a SRSA HRCH MH*** x FC/AFC bred youngster. I love 'em both. I would kill to have my old brit dog over as a puppy now that I know more about training. If you are looking for a UK FT line dog, there are at least two places that have a history of producing dogs that run US tests and trials in addition to the UK driven stuff. I would look there first if I were in that market.
So many ducks, so little time . . .
HRCH Ellie Mae MH