Join Date: May 2011
Location: Northern California
That is a commercial kennel, and in order to do things right, they'd have to have a large, clean facility with a sizable staff. I understand there are a lot of kennels like this is Germany. But in Germany they have the SV system to adhere to, while those in the US have no such requirements.
If the kennel is voluntarily following the SV system and a personal code of ethics, OFA, titles, etc. and their dogs are well cared for and healthy, socialized, trained and exercised, given human interaction and attention, and the facility is clean, there are plenty of staff to help with whelping and caring for litters... if they give buyer support for the life of the dog and take their puppies back at any time, then I can't really say they're doing anything wrong.
Personally, I like a breeder with a more hands-on approach, who knows their dogs inside and out, lives in the house with their dogs, trains and titles themselves, etc. The understanding of each dog is so much more intimate, therefore, I think better choices can be made with respect to breeding the best possible GSD.