Welcome & Thank YOU for doing your research before purchasing a puppy. Great news for you, Pennsylvania provides a public kennel inspection database. I LOVE PA!! I wish every state did this, the link to the site is https://www.padogs.state.pa.us/Publi...spections.aspx
I looked up Desert Legend and found a few noteworthy things...
- They have one kennel report, and it is their opening inspection (a new BYB, oh yah...NOT). Since their name is 'Desert Legend East', I wonder if they are affiliated with Desert Legend in Arizona (another horrible BYB gloried puppy mill)
- At the time of inspection, they had 13 adult dogs, 10 puppies. Do you think those 23 dogs (or even just the 13 adults) are spending their lives as valued members of a family? My guess is that most of them are kennel dogs, and making money (by making puppies) is their number 1, most likely, only job in life.
- Now, while at the time of inspection they had 23 dogs, the license they applied for, and were granted allows them to have 51 to 100 dogs. Take a moment to consider that, ONE HUNDRED dogs. Can you imagine having ONE HUNDRED Dobermans? How can that be anything but a business designed to make money?
Also, I don't see any reference to those dogs having AKC papers, I may have missed it. If they are AKC registered, it would be good to know their registered names. Also, they take credit cards (which supports that impulse buying, yuck!). Another huge red flag is that their bitches weigh 5lbs less than their stud dog, those bitches are WAY oversized, I suppose that's why they advertise them as 'super size', like they're french fries from Mc Donalds, blah.
Please do not support breeders like this, the puppy you get has a much higher chance of having health issues, and your purchase keeps those adult dogs producing puppies for their greedy owners. You can do MUCH better than this, you really can.
On a side note, what are your plans for your puppy? I ask because Desert Legends describes most of their dogs as 'high prey drive', 'hyper alert', etc. We have members very experienced with working lines, but I think that a lot of working dogs are extremely active, require a significant amount of exercise every day, and simply must have a job to do. If that's what you have in mind, all is well. Just something to consider...