No it was a breeder.... however, it was an interesting experience. A woman did it out of her home with her daughter ("Erin" of Erin's Puppy Love) apparently. BUT the daughter was VERY rude and wouldn't help the extremely overweight and arthritic mother with the dog..... not to mention the other woman working for her who didn't speak english, and the mother didn't speak spanish..... so that was fun...... BUT Erin spoke spanish but was too busy blow drying her hair to help. ANYWAY, we didn't even see the parents or the kennel, they just brought her upstairs. We fell in love with her instantly, but couldn't WAIT to get our little girl and get out of there ASAP.