SnoGeez wrote:To all of you guys that recently purchased pups (seems like we've had quite a few this year), did you go and visit the kennel prior to putting down a deposit? As BbyD pointed out, we seem to have a lot of really good breeders and dog lines in our area, should I be visiting some of them to check out the sire/dam and trainer?
It sure couldn't hurt to visit some of the breeders. The problem is many won't have both parents there for you to see in person.
It might make more sense if you were going to have them train the dog as well. Then things like quality kennels, training grounds etc become more important.
Honestly, I don't think you can go wrong if you stick with the more well known (by duckhunters) breeders. They are all producing really nice dogs, just depends on what you are looking for in a dog.
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