I doubt he health tests, which is unfortunate given the serious health issues bullies can have. Charging a lot of money for a dog means nothing except that someone out there is willing to pay it. Most reputable breeders barely break even on their litters, it isnt about the money.
Your right. His so called "health tests" are likely from some cheap vet that takes the dog for 5 mins and comes back to say "dog is perfect. No flaws!"
I hardly buy from breeders.
Out of all my dogs, only 1 of them was bought from a breeder. All my dogs have been rescues.
My pug, I found her on the street. Starving, itching like crazy. Nearly bald from all her itching.
My golden/lab mix. She was tossed into a river INSIDE a bag with the rest of her brothers/sisters. I found loving homes for all of her brothers/sisters AND I got them fixed before giving them to their homes.
My hound mixes. Found on our hunting property. Again starving/were clearly abused.
The rest were found in shelters.
I am in full support of rescuing before buying. My doberman is likely to be the only dog I would ever buy from a breeder. Breeders who can prove they are improving the breed are far and few. And my doberman(as some of you may have already read) is proof that his breeder is improving the breed.