This is true, it's definitely always best to do our own research. Even the crappiest of breeders can produce good reviews from people who are happy with their dogs. There's a backyard breeder of blue Danes that lives near me. She has several letters from happy puppy owners on her site...and also many of her dogs have dropped dead at age 5 from heart problems, she has no old dogs in her home at all (wonder why that is, huh?), and she doesn't bother to show or health test. She's breeding "Euro" Danes just because she can sell them to ignorant buyers for thousands. Even if you get a recommendation from someone you know for a breeder, always educate yourself and do your own homework!Just goes to show you that there are many viewpoints on every breeder, and one should not take one person's opinion posted on the Internet as gospel!