It is not only hard for the breeders I think, also for the new puppy owner that lives far away it's hard! :)
After months of searching we found our breeder for Enya, in Mia from Yulara.
She is a great breeder and she keeps us updated about everything!
We get lots of pictures, we are emailing eachother and called after the birth with her.
We would have loved to visit them before the mating, after birth once and when we pick up our girl but we do have a ship and we do have to sail and we have our family to take care of so we only be able to fly in for two days when we can pick her up at Sweden.
We are going to pick up our little girl together (husband and I) and we will fly, it's a 2 hours fly and our girl can stay at our lap (in a travel basket) so that is much better dan a super long drive.
My parents will stay at our home to take care of all the animals and our son.
Everything comes down to trusting eachother, we have the luck we knew Mia as a breeder from the internet and from lots of friends but we wished we were able to show ourselfe before the mating to show her the family our gilr will be living in.
This is our first time to get a puppie that far away and I think we are very lucky with Mia as our breeder.
There is much feeling in email too I think, both breeder and buyer must be able to answer all questions, talk about every detail, about themselfe etc.
And the way someone talkes about things already shows a bit of personality.
We will be breeding too in the future (I hope) and when someone far away wants a puppie, I would get in touch by phone and email much.
Do a little bit of reasearch, and I won't just ship a puppie.
They have to pick up their puppie by themselfse (or when there is a good reason, visit us once before and I will bring the puppie)
There are much questions that you can use to see if they are serious, but in the end, it comes down to trust.
Follow your feeling, that is so important!