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Lots of smart comments above. I agree with What you see is what you get with the 1 year old. If you are comfortable with the trainer and think that he/she has properly trained and socialized the dog to this point, then that is a very good option. This might also be the best option based on your family dynamics. Do you have the time to train a puppy? Do you want to train a puppy? I think that last question is critical. Getting a 1 year old dog would have lots of positives.
That said, I have two 6 1/2 month old puppies and I have loved every minute of it. Well almost, lol. These are the first puppies I have raised and it is so much fun. I train them and socialize them the way I want to, with the trainer I like and the social situations that fit my life. It isn't for everyone, but I think if you have the time to raise a puppy it is incredibly fun and rewarding.
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