#! Ask about the parents. Ask what their personalities and temperaments are like. This will give you an idea of what you can expect from your puppy. Some breeders will let you meet the parents, and some won't. If the breeder says no, they don't allow visitors this doesn't always mean they are trying to hide something they just prefer to protect their family and their home in this day and age we live in. If they do not allow visitors, ask to facetime also ask for references.
#2 Ask if there has been any health testing done on the parents. You want to be sure that the parents are healthy and don't have any common genetic diseases.
#3 Ask how long they have been breeding and what their experience is with the breed. you'll want to make sure the breeder knowledge about the breed's strengths and weaknesses are and genetic diseases that might affect the breed.
#4 Ask the breeder how they socialize the puppies. it is very important to properly socialize the pups at a young age, so they become well-adjusted dogs. Early socialization will help the puppy better adjust to the new surroundings once you get it home.
#5 Ask the breeder about their vaccination and deworming protocol. All breeders do there's different, but the puppy should be dewormed regularly and have vaccinations. Our protocol is deworming at 2,4,6 and then at 8 weeks old we give a monthly deworming pill. Vaccinations we give a neopar at 4 weeks a parvo shot at 6 weeks and at 8 weeks when they go in for their final health check they are vaccinated by the vet and receive their health certificate.
#6 Ask if they have a health guarantee. It is important to find out what kind of guarantee your breeder provided with the pup. You'll want to know what happens if the puppy comes down with a serious health condition. You also want to know if you can no longer take care of the puppy if the breeder will take it back at any age.
#7 Ask your breeder at what age can you take the puppy home. You should not be allowed to bring your puppy home before it is 8 weeks old at the youngest, some keep their puppies until they are 12 weeks old.
#8 Ask the breeder what requirements they have for people looking to get a puppy. Most have contracts they want signed, applications to fill out, vet references and some will want to know why you choose the breed you're interested to make sure you are a good fit for one of their beloved puppies. Breeders put a lot of time and hard work into Rasing their puppies so most will go the extra mile to make sure your home is a good fit. Most breeders will also help you prepare your family and home for the arrival of your new pup and should offer a lifetime of support for you.
Lastly please make sure you do your research on the breeder before you place any deposits. There are so many scammers in the world today so watch for all the red flags.