When I was looking for a breeder I was leery of any breeder who shows nothing but pics taken outside, in barns, or barn like buildings in the background, and straw. You do NOT put straw in a house. Straw is a dead give away. Background of the pics, says ALL IMO
Debbie - I completely agree. Being raised in a family environment is really up there in importance for me. I don't care if you do all the testing in the world and they have straight champions in their pedigree, if you aren't raising the pups in the HOME
then thats just not even acceptable in my book! Pups need proper socialization; and its come apparent to me how some
breeders are more worried about the shows and getting their next show dog, or making some quick cash, rather then focusing on properly raising their pups.
I must admit, I've made a couple stupid mistakes with purchasing Rudy, some things I was completely blinded by until now, but there is that quote that says the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Thats just how I see it. I'm not saying that to bash anyone, but there were some things I wasn't aware of until about 2 weeks ago, and now I wish I had explored them more. Rudy is awesome, beautiful, and so smart - I wouldn't trade him for the world.
All i'm saying it, everyone is completely correct by saying REALLY DO YOUR RESEARCH!
I don't mean ask a couple silly questions, you have the full right to ask as many questions as you want - if the breeder gets frustrated or can't answer them all, then well, move on! The breeder should ask you plenty of questions too. If they don't care enough to ask you more then the basic questions - then thats a for-sure sign that they don't care where their puppies go. IMO!