a. Pay attention to how the dogs behave. Are they friendly to visitors? Meet all of their dogs. If it’s not possible to meet them all ask why? How do the dogs interact with one another? How do they interact with the breeder?
b. Where does the breeder keep their dogs? Are the premises clean? Do they all live in the home or are they in a kennel? Ask to see where they are housed. When the breeder has a litter where is the litter raised?
c. What condition are the dogs in? All the dogs should be clean and mat-free, not just one or two of them and not just the ones going to dog shows.
d. If the puppies are born and old enough to be visited with, observe what they are like. Are they sociable and alert? Are they in good health?