Plain and simple! Never buy a puppy online, sight unseen. It is important to do your homework, meet the mother dog and visit the home where your puppy was born.
If you don’t see it for yourself, there is no way of knowing where your puppy was born. It’s important to inspect the living conditions of the dogs as well as meeting the mother dog and puppy before you buy.
Beware of breeders that keep dogs caged in out buildings or won’t let you see their property. Listen to your gut. If you feel something does not seem right with the breeder or the facility walk away.
Sick dogs or dogs with behavior issues will affect your family for the rest of the dog’s life. It’s in your best interest to see for yourself where your puppy was born.