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Should I be worried??
Hi, I'm new here, but I've been lurking for about a week. I've known for several years that when the time came I wanted to get a Havanese. We recently lost our beloved Sheltie at age 15 1/2. I'm ready now to bring a puppy in our home and have been looking for a Havanese breeder. I've done lots of reading and research so know what to look for in a breeder. I found a breeder that lives about 3 hours away and she meets all the criteria for a good breeder. Her dogs have all the health certifications, she shows her dogs, puppies are raised in her home, etc. I've spoken to someone who got their puppy from her and she said it was a positive experience. However...and this is what has me a little worried...she has 7 puppies available that were born in May, and 3 that were born at the end of July. Her explanation is that in past years she has had to turn potential buyers away so she had 6 litters last year, and there weren't as many inquiries as expected.
My question: does this sound legitimate? Is this worrisome? I was under the assumption puppies were hard to find so to find a breeder with so many available, (especially since they are older puppies), has me wondering. Also, should I be worried about getting an older puppy?
Thanks so much! And I look forward to getting to know all of you!