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Puppies (or older dogs) that are returned to their breeders are almost always rehomed. If there is some reason that they cannot be, the breeder may decide to keep them.
But yes, if you are looking for an older puppy or young adult dog, your best bet is definitely to put the word out among breeders, who often netwrk among each other. It is also not uncommon for a breeder to “hold back” a puppy for themselves as a show/breeding prospect, only to decide later that the puppy has developed a minor fault that will prevent it from being a show/breeding prospect, but still makes it a wonderful oet prospect. Likewise, many breeders will use a bitch or stud dog for 2 or 3 litters, then want to see them places in their forever home, so that they can have the wonderful pet life that they deserve. Often these dogs are only 3 or 4 years old when placed. Possibly even younger.
So, the answer is yes, there are a number of reasons that good breeders may choose to sell wonderful older puppies or young adult dogs!
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