The breeder is Blue Willow Standards in Gig Harbor WA. Our Zach is almost 5 months, 27 lbs now, mellow, smart, funny, and currently in good health. Our vet was very relieved. I apparently get a Good Mom button. I'm hoping he gets to 45-50 lb. They have had SEVERAL more litters and IMO qualify for puppy mill status, though I'm not qualified or authorized to make that judgement.
I have had no response to emails, and they weren't nastygrams. Just updates. I'm planning now to keep him intact until he is 2, and you'd think they'd want to know if he has been neutered, as we had settled on 6 months at time of purchase.
The breeders come off as nice people. Their dogs are nice, too. And they ARE standards. The math, however, is unsettling.
Regards, Linda and Zach