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Please do not ever buy from a pet store!!!
These puppies are from a puppy mill, sold by the so called breeders, to a broker, who sells them to the pet stores!
Yes, they are cute, but if you buy from a pet store, you are buying a pup from unknown lineage, from 'breeders' who have not a care as to where their pups go, many health issues could (and do) arise from these breeders who breed for the money, not for the betterment of the breed.
The parents live in deplorable conditions. For their entire lives, producing puppies, bred every heat, until their bodies give out. They live without benefit of love, without proper care, usually in small cages. Small cages where they live on wire with hardly any room to turn around. Many times they have cages above them where those occupants waste fall on them. Outside in all the elements of weather. Minimal human contact.
If you buy from a pet store, you are contributing to the harsh lifes of the parents. You are enabling the puppy mills to stay in business.
So again.. PLEASE do not buy from pet stores.
Think of the parents, and how they are living.