well I don't know how typical it is, but I'm sure there are some very good breeders that don't post alot of what they have on the net..BUT, then again, I guess if someone asked me, what you asked, I would send them a pedigree, I would ask for a vet reference in order to check out via hip status, and I'd probably send you pics of the dogs that were due to have puppies??
I guess since it's several hours away, and your unsure, I would pm one of the breeders on this board and ask if they have an opinion of them/the dogs, etc.
I'd do some more research before I made the trip I guess is what I'm saying..
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