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I don't know any of those breeders personally, as that's WAY outside my geographic area. But a couple of things that aren't mentioned in the "Reputable Breeder" post...
- Consider looking farther afield. You are embarking on a 15 year commitment. IMO, it's short-sighted to limit yourself to a specific geographic area because of the cost of a plane ticket, or the time it takes to drive to another state. All three of my dogs came from out of state, and two of them required a plane trip. I'd do it again in a minute for the right dog from the right breeder.
- People who are good at breeding dogs are not necessarily good at building or maintaining websites. While you can certainly rule out some "breeders" when they have a gazillion puppies for sale all the time, at ridiculously low prices, the fact that a web site doesn't mention health testing is not a "red flag"... It is something you need to discuss with the breeder in detail, and FACT CHECK! (whether it says they test on the web site or not!) But a poorly designed web site, or one that is missing information, ONLY tells you that the person either has poor web building skills, or is too busy raising puppies. It doesn't really tell you anything about whether they are a good breeder or not.
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