Another important factor is to see the breeding center itself to verify that your puppy will come from a place that you can support. If the breeder denies your request, that is a red flag and you should find somewhere else to buy a dog. One of the first things you should look for when visiting a facility is the health of the other dogs, most importantly the mother. If the mother of the puppies looks quite unhealthy, or the other dogs seem unhappy or ill, it’s time to question the breeder’s practices. You do not want your dog coming from a place that mistreats its dogs for the sake of profit, so be sure to look for signs of this. Moreover, look at the facility itself. If it is organized and seems to have an order to the maintenance of the dogs, it’s likely the breeder knows what they’re doing. However, if it is a mess and the puppies are kept in unfavorable conditions, this could be a sign that the breeder is inexperienced and therefore unqualified.