Why don't you consider flying to wherever this breeder lives? This gives you a chance to meet them and see the pups, and then only if you are happy bring the puppy back with you on the plane.
I know of several people that have done this with good results. I know that I would hate to buy a puppy without at least getting an opportunity to see where they come from, meet the breeder, ensure that I was happy etc.
IMO, a health guarentee is pretty meaningless. I would be more concerned about the health tests of the parents, and the health tests of their parents - and any health issues which have been seen in that line. But, this is just my opinion.
Last edited by Kerry Jane; 6th July 2005 at 05:54 AM.