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Make sure that whatever breeder you choose does all four core clearances. OFA hips and elbows done after 2 years of age, heart but a cardiologist not a general practice vet done after 12 months of age, and yearly CERF eye clearances. You can verify clearances on the OFA website.
North Star raises some red flags, including there use of the term "english creme". Only one of the dogs I looked up on OFA had the 4 clearances and that was a silvermine dog (search forum for thread on silvermine), and the other dogs only had heart and thyroid clearances NO hips, elbows or cardiac.
Windmill Farms does not appear to do cardiac clearances on their dogs, it is something that you should ask.
I am sure someone more knowledgeable can chime in about the missing clearances and reputable breeders in your area.