Need Australian Shepherd Puppy Buying Advice
(Johnson City, TN, USA)
I had two Australian Shepherds from a breeder who has since stopped breeding. I consulted with a breeder who has no puppies and she recommended another breeder with puppies available from two litters, two boys at three months, and one at 7 months.
My concern is that both litters had some stillborn puppies (2 of 8 from the recent litter, 1 of 4 from the earlier litter), and the more recent litter one puppy has bilateral deafness, though it is a tri and this was not a merle to merle breeding.
The breeder has been involved in showing and breeding for many years, with a good reputation, but all this has me a bit nervous. I am planning to visit and possibly purchase a puppy soon, and would like advice.