First dog from a breeder or adoption?

I haven't had a dog before. I would really like to adopt because it would make me feel like I saved a life but I would also like the 'blank slate' of a puppy from a breeder. I think that might be easier but I think I might feel badly about not getting a rescue dog? What do you think would be best for... show more I haven't had a dog before. I would really like to adopt because it would make me feel like I saved a life but I would also like the 'blank slate' of a puppy from a breeder. I think that might be easier but I think I might feel badly about not getting a rescue dog?
What do you think would be best for this situation? As a first time owner should I get a 'blank slate' from a reputable breeder or rescue a dog from a reputable shelter?
Thank you
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