Originally Posted by Kristyb
Hmm... apparently I need to have 5 posts before I can begin to PM someone so I guess I will just go out on a limb and post the breeders website. I just hated to do it publicly because I don't want to seem like I am attacking her or any such thing. I just want to make sure I am making the right choices for my family! Home Page
Please know that I am saying this with complete respect!
Personally I would be wary of this breeder. Like already mentioned they are saying many of the right things, but I'm not seeing it in their actions.
There were some pedigrees listed. 2 had only a single titled dog several generations back. The other 2 pedigrees did include more titled dogs, but personally I would expect far more titled dogs than I saw listed. And again the titled dogs were several gererations back (great grandparents, great great grandparents, etc.)
The breeder has no photos of her dogs winning in the show ring and doesn't list any titles on any Min Pins. And while I am not an expert on the standard (I do not show in conformation or breed), many of the dogs shown on the site do not adhere as closely to the breed standard as they should if being shown. For example Jabik, their only stud at this time doesn't have erect ears. While he certainly is cute, the breed standard calls for erect ears no matter if they are cropped or natural.
The MPCA has a really nice illustrated standard here. MPCA | Illustrated Breed Standard - General Appearance
I do not see the results of any genetic or health testing for any of their min pins.
They do not appear to belong to the Miniature Pinscher Club of America (not listed on the breeder referral page) or even any local kennel clubs (normally breeders list affiliations).
I popped the registered names and numbers for Natasha and Jabik onto the search feature on the OFA webite. Nothing popped up. So unless there is some sort of issue or they were just tested very recently (but should have been tested well before any litters were planned) the breeder just did not do any OFA tests. You can also search for result on the CERF website, but I kinda doubt there will be any results there.