God knows we keep on top of the reputations of breeders as well as their USDA reports. However, a breeder can slip through the screening process which allows all the puppy kennels and stores to be duped into believing it’s a caring breeder, even we have been misled and with great regret represented a puppy from a breeder we may not have had complete transparency. It would NEVER be intentional to resell a puppy from a sub-standard breeder and we follow the guidelines that are imposed. We are now finding that breeders change their names and can slip under the magnifying glass. Some breeders even put their breeding dogs under a different name, I think they may tell the USDA that they sold there breeding dogs to another breeder. We are now going to post a list on our website to help puppy shoppers avoid purchasing a puppy from a sub-standard breeder or even a broker…When we had the meeting in Riverhead NY last spring I thought the law should have been more defining, such as listing the names of breeders puppy retailers could not sell puppies from, however, it was passed as stores could not use breeders with violations. I also thought that if a breeder had more then 50 breeding dogs it should be prohibited as source for puppies. This to got shot down. You see there are breeders out there with 500 breeding dogs and NO violations but I always think how is it possible to give the attention to all those dogs……I do hope our beware of breeder list helps…..