I get the impression most breeders over there only sell on neuter terms, so you might have been fed a line. Of course you don't have to neuter him just because you don't want to breed from him - there are plenty of unneutered pet dogs in the UK and we don't have much trouble. But we don't have as many dogs allowed to run loose I guess - not that I'm saying your baby is!
I thought most breeder sell with limited registration under the spay/neuter contracts too. Man, I was so wrong. My puppy, the one that rescued because she was hit by a car, came with a FULL AKC registration. There were some people that was trying to convince Terri that Coco (my Cherry) could be fixed later after she left the rescue so that she could "grow up properly". I reminded Terri of a specific horror story of people breeding a unfixed rescued bitch and that changed her mind. Coco was fixed during her second surgery for her broken femur.
Technically, Coco is from a "champion" bloodline too (all well known show dogs five generations ago, 2 CH on the pedigree paper, and the sire is littermate to one often used show dog in this area.) But that really means nothing to me and her pedigree is definitely not impressive.
Well, because of fate, Coco became our Cherry. We were not looking for another dog, let alone a pup. Terri did twist our arms into taking Cherry. And the fact that she is incredibly cute helps too. She was growing prettier and prettier day-by-day. I am so glad that we had her fixed earlier that I don't need to face the temptation.
And it turns out that she has bilateral luxating patella on her right knee and a degree 1 luxation in her left. The right requires surgery. And Cherry is also very dominant. She is small, but she is Alpha at day care at 8 months of age.
She is definitely a product of somebody who wants to create off springs of their bitch, with absolutely no ill intent. Her patella will cost $2200 to fix and I have to keep training her in obedience so that she and Heidi can co-exist in peace. Training is not cheap either. We love her and will protect her no matter what.
And to my surprise, the FULL registration thing seems to be very common amongst BYBs.
To Val, my recommendation is "Please neuter".