I agree w/ you! I always think, "what justifies this price?" If they are putting a lot of time and money into their dogs by showing, testing and seeking out the best possible mate, then I will pay what they ask. If they are just throwing the two dogs they have around together, why should I pay a big price? W/o health testing and titles, what makes their puppies any different from any other dog I can adopt from the pound? (I adopted Bailey for $50 and he's purebred.) I'm going to a breeder b/c I want some predictibility when it comes to health, temperment and looks.