Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Well, unfortunately, there are many breeders that tout they have "champion lines" or do own dogs that have kennel names of some of the more well-known breeders. Sadly, not all breeders turn out to have the integrity of those that sold dogs to them. I don't think that having a dog with a kennel name of a great breeder (not saying Jerry is or is not) has anything to do with the breeder being asked about.
I don't know anything about this particular breeder being asked about, so I have to qualify my comments with that, but I think it is bad practice to assume that just because they got dogs from a particular person makes them a responsible breeder. Most breeders I know well have been sorely disappointed by someone who preported to be something they never were/became.
Back to the original poster, I think it is very important to investigate any breeder on your own (verifying their health testing record, showing their dogs, memberships in breed clubs, etc.) and then checking into the individual parents being bred, and then looking at puppies last. There are many of us who are willing to help you look into the health & show records, so feel free to ask. Otherwise, there is always the option of being referred to proven breeders of good repute who are well known. Best wishes to you!