We bought our west highland white terrier from Marie Larkin 2 years ago. As other reviewers have said she said the puppies "came from family" in Ireland, she would not take a check to her or her business, , she did not register " her dogs" because of the poor reputation of the AKC registration practices., etc. We however fell in love with the puppy picture she sent (our puppy???) and without properly researching puppies imported from Ireland , we bought the pup. As our vet says, we were just plain lucky. ! We have no complaint about our dog except she has no papers or pedigree, but we Cannot condone the practice of brokering "family raised " Irish puppies.