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I would agree. Assuming you get an up to date eye exam on the mom, Pendery is a more experienced dog person.
I don’t know her but I can see she is active with her dogs. Breeders like this are normally breeding for their future competition partner. You can’t, (especially as an owner handler) be competitive if you aren’t doing a good job of socializing and temperament testing your puppies. Shy, fearful, spooky, unfocused, untrainable dogs just can’t win. So, breeders that complete raise litters well because though they are likely only going to keep one, they probably won’t know which until 7-8 weeks old. The need all the puppies to be well socialized and confident. A show dog’s life when not being a pet is full of travel, being throughly touched by strangers, being in close proximity to a lot of other dogs, being in loud environments, and still being able to focus.
I also agree that a lot of great breedes don’t really brag about ENS or temperament testing because to most, it is a given. Kind of like advertising a car has four wheels.