Thanks for the welcome! I was "lurking" about long before I actually joined, Ha!
To answer your question though.......... I selected them for a number of reasons. They are the closest known breeder to me. I wanted to visit and meet the parents, the breeders and see the environment. They are about 2 hours away from me. I wanted to be able to pick out and up my baby. I knew that I wanted a chocolate or red and this is what they produce. I was impressed with everything in their 7 page contract. I really like my conversations I have had with the breeders and I just get a good feeling about the whole process.
I was just hoping to meet a future relative of my soon to be baby.