I've fallen in love with a Bichon Frise Breeder and want one of the pups. As per the great thread titled "Responsible Breeder Checklist", this breeder passes all the recommended criteria with flying colors, EXCEPT for having proof of the OFA and CERF exams on both parents. The paperwork on the mom has been misplaced. The exams were done on the mom (she cleared the CERF exam and OFA rated her hips Fair). The dad was just under 2 years when mated and only had a preliminary exam on his hips which was rated Good. This breeder (except for this one thing) is amazing. - Very knowledgeable, informative and willing to help. - Very involved in rescue work. - Provided me with references from previous puppy buyers which I checked and they were glowing reports. - Actively socializes the pups with men, children and sounds and keeps the pups till 10 weeks. - and much much much more! I've met all the dogs and they're all happy, healthy and living in the living room. The mom is so lovely. Great temperament and appears to be healthy. This breeder is extremely embarrassed by this mishap and understands if I would like to go elsewhere, even recommending other breeders. Preferably, of course, I want the proof of OFA and CERF, but when the breeder exceeds my expectations in every area except for this, I'm contemplating chancing it with one of the pups. Would you chance it?