Originally Posted by CKY
That's not good! It's breeders like that that frustrate breeders with true integrity to no end, I'm sure. I understand your shock at seeing the prices too, I remember our family dog growing up was $600 from a great breeder. I was a little surprised to see prices these days too! But as long as the price reflects the quality and health of the puppy, a couple hundred dollars extra shouldn't sway your decision too much (in my personal opinion). In the long run it is negligible. Over the years you will be paying much more with vet checkups, supplies, food, boarding, etc.
If I were to pay over $2000+ for a pet puppy, I would expect all of the testing to be done. So I definitely would be sure to choose a breeder who does all of the testing. Right now we are leaning towards rescues, but will also look further west as one member suggested.