I was looking at puppies at the pet shop yesterday (I was in looking at prices for toys and collars and stuff).
The sign on the glass said, 'pedigree labrador puppies, wormed and vaccinated with papers $800.'
Does the fact that the puppies are being sold in a pet shop suggest that the animal is from a BYB? Or is it fairly common for 'proper' (for want of a better term) breeders to sell puppies to pet shops.
Also, don't puppies have to be at least 6 weeks before leaving their mums? There were blue heeler x border collies in the very same pet shop, that were only 4 weeks old for sale. One of the babies looked, imo, to be a runt. In mouse breeding, there are runts and then there are babies smaller than runts called peanuts, I'm not sure if this occurs in dogs - but the pup in the pet shop looked like a dog version of a peanut. Because compared to its brothers and sisters it was tiny. Tiny isn't the right word. It had really skinny legs with slightly small feet, and a tiny head and skinny tail, with a really round abdomen - like the way an animal with a worm infestation or bloating might look.The brothers and sister were bouncy and normal looking, except that they were too small for a pet shop.