My 17 year old daughter and her boyfriend have been calling breeders of ill repute for a Pomeranian. I have spoken with 2 of these LOSERS on the phone and have asked very educated and well-thought out, not grump in any way, questions on genetic testing that they do, the lineage of the parents, whether they breed for show or pet and so on. The first woman, while a complete useless backyard, border-line puppy mill breeder, was polite and we ended the conversation nicely. The second woman said that she didn't call my daughter back to be grilled about her dogs and that I really had no business asking her any questions about her dogs. I explained that I am avidly involved in Labrador rescue, am a former vet assistant and that I am a pet sitter & dog walker-I know all and see all. I also explained that I felt that a reputable breeder would welcome such questions and would have the answers that I was looking for, such as being a breeder that tests the parents and grandparents prior to breeding and that she should have a successful lineage of dogs free from know genetic concerns that Poms are known for. She was so clueless and kept saying that she was a reputable breeder yet she did NOT show her dogs, and did NO TESTING whatsoever! Um, can we say backyard breeder? I said thanks but my daughter won't be interested in your line of dogs.