Ask for proof of any vet checks, vaccinations (where applicable), microchipping, and/or pedigree papers. Be aware that the puppy should be at least eight weeks old at the point when it goes home with you. A responsible breeder would never send you home with a puppy younger than that.
Breeders will often ask for a deposit before they will add you to their list and often it's legitimate, but before you hand over your hard-earned money, make sure all details are very clear. Deposit, payments, or when balance is due.
We have verified the breeders that sell on our website. If you want to inquire about a particular breeder, feel free to use our Contact Us form. We will provide as much information as we can about any of our breeders.