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Vaccination protocols are so personal and you will get a different opinion with each person, so as I am not a medical professional, I will tell you what I did with my Hav and I can tell you what I would do if I were you, but in the end you have to decide for yourself.
My breeder gave my puppy her first set of shots at 7 weeks. She gave her the DAPP, which means Canine Distemper, Adenovirus Type 2, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus.
Upon advice from my very conservative vet, I took her in at 9 weeks for a well puppy, physical (no shots). I brought her back at age 12 weeks for a distemper and parvo vaccination. I then brought her back in at 16 weeks to run a blood titer on her for distemper and parvo and she had plenty of antibodies, so we never gave her another vaccine. She is 3 1/2 and healthy as a horse. Was shown at very large dog shows and socialized in many different public places.
IMO your breeder has already over vaccinated your puppy. If she were mine, I would wait 4-6 weeks from her last vaccine and run a blood titer. If she does not show antibodies for distemper and parvo (the only diseases I vaccinate for) I would give her one more round of distemper and parvo only and titer again in another 4 weeks. I promise she will be protected.
Dr. Dodds' protocol does allow for boosters. Not sure why she does this if a titer will tell you if you need to do it or not. Maybe because she's trying to save the owner money. Titers can be pricey and I suppose you would not want to have to run them twice. But again, in my opinion, when you pay upwards of $2000 for these pups, what's another $100? Vaccines are not safe. They are somewhat effective, but don't be fooled. Every single ingredient in them is a serious toxin. Not to be taken lightly. The less poison you put in your puppy the better off he will be in the long run.
Hope this helps.