I had a question about a breeder I found who doesn't show their dogs. They are a young couple (late 20's) and it looks like they have just starting out breeding. They've only had a couple of litters so far. The dogs they have bred have their 4 main OFAs with passing scores and have pedigrees back 4+ generations on both sides with some titled grand and great grandparents. They also do a contract with the puppy buyers, will take the puppy back for any reason, will help train the puppies after you buy them, and will watch the dog whenever you go on vacation if you live close by. From what I've been reading these are things good breeders do, but I've also seen people who say if the breeder isn't showing their dogs they aren't a "reputable" breeder. Is this something that's important when looking for a breeder or is it ok that they aren't showing dogs so long as they are doing testing etc? They have one dog about to be 24 mos in a couple of months that they are going to breed late fall/winter who has her eyes and heart OFA but not yet the hips and elbows. If they get those done before they breed her do you think it would be ok to get a puppy from them? Thanks in advance for any advice! I've never bought a puppy from a breeder before and am still learning what to really look for!