Do the parents have any titles? Or just the great-grandparents? Some breeders will tout that great grandparents, etc were champions (riding the coattails of others who titled their dogs) but it doesn't necessarily mean much about the dog you'd be getting, as so much that goes into the equation is how the bloodlines mix, etc.
The biggest, absolute most important thing to look for is OFA hips and elbow scores, and ask the breeder if they were screened for DM.
The country of origin isn't necessarily important. Depending on what you want the dog for, the lineage may be.
If you post the pedigree (which is absolutely fine), there are some seriously experienced people on here who can give you an idea of what you're getting temperament and drive-wise.
Last edited by LoveEcho; 10-21-2013 at 11:49 AM.