What things do you ask/look for in your breeder and what would make you walk (or run) away? I know to look for health clearances and look at what the breeder is doing compared to what I want to do. But, for example, I contacted a breeder that I know two dogs out of. These two dogs are confident, nice in size and temperament, happy, easy to train, etc. Then he told me that he spends 24/7 with the puppies (barring small breaks given to him by his wife) and that the puppies don't set foot outside until after their first vaccination at 7 weeks. This seems like they are missing some critical socialization by spending the first 8 weeks of life primarily in a home office. But I also acknowledge that this will be my first time going with a breeder, and I'm still a bit from making any decisions or moving forward. I will be trying to get out to more local shows and talking to owners of dogs I like to learn more.