Originally Posted by I_LOVE_MY_MIKKO
Usually only large, commercial operations are USDA inspected. It would make me weary that they are...usually puppy mills will show you dogs and make you think it's a nice family farm, but meanwhile they are breeding too much, with no regard to health or temperament, and keeping dogs in deplorable conditions. Of course they don't show you that part.
I'm not saying that is what is going on here, but I would definitely want to look into it further before I purchased a dog from them.
But, they also don't list anything about the parents' hips and elbows being OFA certified, or any titles or anything. I would make sure the parents have had their hips and elbows OFAd, and this should be the bare minimum they do-the parents should also have some sort of titles or real work experience.
I did see the kennels and all the paper work for his dogs. He does have 4 GSDs that sleep in his house. I saw where the dogs sleep and I saw them all play and run around, they all were great with my 2 young sons. But like I said I will do more research.