We have had the most wonderful experience working with Mary. As first-time dog-owners, we were new to this process, and had been through a few disappointments over a period of several months. So I was hesitant to get excited too quickly after finding Mary. But I knew instantly within our first conversation that I was going to love her, and she proved me right throughout the entire process. She is kind and thoughtful, direct and honest, and she has an incredible depth of knowledge about the breed. I felt instantly at ease with her. As a family with two young children, I loved that she is a mother and a grandmother, and that she is herself very family-oriented. Additionally, I loved that she has so many great reviews from families with children who have adopted pets with great temperaments from her. Breeding for temperament, and placing the right dog with the right family is her top priority. I was able to fly out to AZ from CO to meet our litter at 6 weeks, and after countless emails, phone calls, and my face to face visit, she was able to place us with a puppy that has turned out to be a perfect fit for our family. Winston has plenty of energy to keep up with our active lifestyle, but he is also happy to snuggle on the couch with us. He has an INCREDIBLY sweet temperament, is great when meeting strangers and children, and has become known as the “team mascot” for my daughter’s soccer team (he has also been known to shower the girls faces with kisses when they surround him after a game). As for Mary’s communication throughout the process, she was WONDERFUL. We received several updates throughout Ella’s pregnancy, and once the puppies were born, we began receiving daily or near-daily pictures and videos of the litter. She was always available to answer questions, and would respond by email or phone within a day or less, regardless of how busy she was. And she continues to be available for the life of your dog. I just cannot say enough good things about Mary, or the beautiful dogs that she breeds. If you are fortunate enough to have found her and are on her waitlist, she is 100% worth the wait.