And what percentage of the final price would be fair for a deposit, and under what conditions would it be refunded or forfeit.
I guess you'd refund if the puppies died or became ill before they were placed?
And a buyer might forfeit deposit if they changed their mind, and there was nobody else suitable on the wait list for that puppy? Personally I think it would be bad to have someone impulsive enough to change their mind - feel they are forced to take the puppy. I guess it's a balance between the hassle of puppy buyers who don't do as they say they will and leave breeders in the lurch and placing a puppy where it isn't really wanted (by having a non refundable deposit).
Mitte knows all about Spitz - where did he go?