Thanks for the advice. I have pretty much concluded that this is not the dog for me.
Not that he's not a very nice pup, but I need to be better educated before I purchase my first show prospect, and not just *grab* the first one available, no matter how nice, just because I'm so eager to get started. The main factor in my decision was that the breeder is another state, and I felt that I couldn't have that lifeline of having my mentor close enough to help me when needed.
I sincerely hope to see him in the show ring, and that he gets his Ch. title really fast. I will probably have a pang of regret at not making him mine, but I know that the right dog is out there for me at the right time, and I have to remember that "patience is a virtue"!
When the right dog does come along, everybody watch out, because I'm rearing to go!
I appreciate the time that Julie took to go over some things with me that have helped educate me on conformation matters.
Thanks Boxerworld, for having this forum for people like me!