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None of the breeders you've chose have complete clearances.
The two dogs Austin Wanner is breeding (Dam: Wanner's Macy Sire: Spring Grove's Sir Tuckerson James) have absolutely no clearances. They aren't on k9data either, which means I can't tell you how old they are (if they're younger than 2, they won't have complete clearances anyway). Because I can't find these dogs on a public database, I can't tell you the history of clearances.
Maureen Quinlan is breeding Eldorado's Last King Of Merimaur x Merimaur How High My Irish Sky. The Eldorado sire has complete clearances (except eyes are out of date). On the other hand, the dam has all her clearances except her eyes. It's entirely possible that the dam has her eye clearance and the breeder just hasn't sent them in, so I'd contact her and ask.
The issue I see is that there isn't a history of complete clearances behind either the sire or dam. On the sire's side, neither of his parents have their heart or eye clearances. The history of clearances after that decreases - some of the sire's parents' parents have their hip clearances but not their elbow, or have some clearances but not the other. The issue with having a hip clearance but not the elbow clearance (or vice versa) is that hips and elbows are usually done together, so if the hip clearance is there but not the elbow, the dog probably failed the elbow clearance. Same issue on the dam's side. If I were looking for a dog, I'd skip this breeder.
Maplemoon Kennel is breeding Maplemoons Lunar Eclipse (dam) to Stoneledge Key to Triumph (sire).
The dam has all her clearances, and both her parents have all their clearances. However, the sire doesn't have complete clearances (only his hips and elbows) and his sire doesn't have parents listed on OFA so you don't have enough history of clearance (you should have at least five generations of complete clearances). The dam's dam's parents don't have complete clearances either.
tl;dr I wouldn't buy a puppy from any of the three breeders you mentioned. Incomplete or inconsistent clearances is the biggest issue. For the first two breeders, I couldn't find anything besides litter advertisements on the AKC Marketplace and breeder.net. The third breeder knows what health clearances are needed but chose a sire that doesn't have complete clearances, which is worse imo. It's one thing to be ignorant, it's another to know something and then just forego it. She owns the sire too, so there's no reason the sire doesn't have complete clearances.
On the other hand, you'd have a much much better chance with a puppy from Kalm Sea, Penny Lane, or Harborview. I have a Kalm Sea pup myself, so I'm slightly biased there. But Penny Lane and Harborview produce gorgeous dogs. I'm currently looking for a breeder* for my second puppy (way way in the future) and they're both on my list of breeders to contact.
*Not that there's anything wrong with my current boy's breeder - far from it actually. I just really like what certain other breeders are producing.
Last edited by aesthetic; 02-13-2017 at 07:19 PM.