Thanks everyone for your responses. As far as I can see, the dogs are all titled, most of them are not imported and their breeding process couldn't be more transparent with videos on Facebook and Instagram. RPD means retried police dog, and their website shows a lot of activity around their work with the SFPD.
I understand the scepticism towards larger breeders, but to be honest I prefer their customer service and provided information over breeders that haven't updated their website since 2001. I am a little perplexed about some of the comments, not sure what their background in cattle farming has to do with their current operation. Most mom/pop breeders I have spoken to have other jobs as well.
Anyways, if someone could please help in reviewing only the pedigree I would highly appreciate it.
this is a very very very commercial kennel producing a large number of puppies....it is a breeder in that sense - but not a breeder in the sense of a person who is a student of the breed. It is a business with employees - quite a few employees...not a breeder who is hands on with every puppy they produce.....
There is always scuttlebutt about these big commercial kennels....we don't cite or repeat any of that info here...but this is a profit oriented business with a product. Think vehicle sales....they want you to buy from them and are expert in sales PR. I have seen a few young dogs from KK....none of which I would have bought or been happy to have produced.
I also have some experience with some of the bloodlines in this litter. Through friends dogs, and a dog I personally imported. And through litters I bred with some common bloodlines. I sincerely would say that I would NOT expect to get the strength of hunt drive and ability needed for a "real" SAR dog.....I have produced - out of my own 3-5 generations of breeding dogs - pups who are certified and on active SAR teams. I also am producing dogs with terrific hunt drive and natural tracking ability - no withholding food to make my dogs track! I understand where that is coming from in my pedigrees, and where it is not present in the pedigrees you are citiing. IMO - commercial breedig is breeding for extreme drive without balance and understanding, without experience raising and training generations of a family but obviously with awareness of popular names, reliance on trial results and marketing.