Join Date: May 2010
Location: Chesapeake, VA
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Don't worry about overthinking, we all do that! I visited my breeder when Patsy was about that age, and I looked at her eyes and coat. You can just tell when something is off. As for behavior, I wanted to make sure that she played with toys and her littermates. Also, she wasn't skittish of me or other poeple. I observed her going into a crate to get away from the madness for a few minutes. I also checked out the breeder's environment - presence of a puppy play area, food and water availability, overall cleanliness (smell, excrement, exposure to lots of different sights and sounds), etc. I think you just know. And since the breeder has sent you photos, you have an idea. They should include candid shots of the puppies in the living space or outdoors. If all of the photos are posed in costumes and/or with props (which are cute, but should not be the only pics), then maybe there's a reason to worry. Best of luck to you! Can't wait to see photos!