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Visited a breeder in Florida

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I was wondering about this - I went to visit a breeder in Florida today who was recommended to me by a very well regarded (by you all) breeder...

She had one older puppy available to be placed to a pet home since she developed some irregularity with her teeth and was not able to show her anymore.

This is where my concern is - when I entered this home, there were about 6 playpens with 2-3 dogs each jumping up and down and barking. It smelled there so you know what...and although the breeder was really nice, I was just not sure ... as this was my first visit. Is that how it usually looks at breeder's home? The little girl she is looking to place had her own little crate...but the rest of the dogs were just going NUTS. Also there were 4 more little dogs outside running around barking at me and jumping up and down.

Hmmm....what do you all think? What is is supposed to look like at the breeder's premises?
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were the pens clean? were the dogs clean? she didnt show you the parents in person. I agree with the above post that to the average person walking into a dog breeders home can be very overwhelming . The normal person feels wierd in a home of 20 plus pets.
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Sassy - you are so right - I was very overwhelmed, so I did not exactly examine the playpens. She did not show me the parents - that is a good sigh, no?
However, the puppy I was considering did smell a bit like urine. She definitely needed a bath. After leaving that place I used a ton of purell... -_-
What I am thinking is the following - the puppy is 7months old and has a really pretty face, 4 lbs...was supposed to be a show dog. The dark tear stains do bother me a lot however... Just don't know...
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I say you should look around! I mean why not visit a few more breeders just to be sure. You will have this dog for next 15+ yrs so you should be happy with your choice and not have any doubts.
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