Sablekay, your location does make it tricky to follow through on research. I will say that maybe if you could visit Tanoak you might change your opinion on getting a puppy from them.
It all comes down to what you are comfortable with. What should never change is health testing. If a breeder doesn't health test, walk away.
Tanoak is a very large breeder who has multiple litters per year. Back in the day they were very active in the show ring, now they just seem to dabble here and there. I am not aware of any health testing done by them. Their dogs are all crated in their home and get to go outside on a rotation schedule.
It is public knowledge how many litters a breeder registers per year. You just need to call the CKC and ask. IMO they are higher than average.
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