Our dogs are not caged, and are very well socialized. AKC visits every couple of years to give us an inspection. While they are here they do a random DNA test on a litter of puppies, go through our paperwork and inspect our kennel. We are proud to say we have got a perfect score. We also have a vet out twice a year to make sure everything is going well and provide shots for our adults. Puppies go to their new homes with 1st shots & wormed; ask about our health guarantee. Parents and sometimes grandparents are on site. Visitors are welcome to visit our house. Shipping at buyer's expense. Shipping usually runs $350.