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A lot of the questions that have been posted should have really already been covered by initial information that the breeder sends out when there is a serious inquiry about a puppy.
Unless you know what a good worming protocol is, I don't think it would do much good to ask about something like this as all reputable breeders worm their puppies multiple times because as the old saying goes, "it is the nature of the beast". Puppies will need to be wormed because usually at least one in a litter will have some. It is done multiple times because while mom is still nursing, there can be a "reinfection", so to speak.
I know I send home a rather detailed Puppy health record with each one of our puppies and it lists the dates and what the puppies were wormed with each time along with detailed vaccination information and the name and phone number to our vet, in case there are any questions. Again, this should be standard protocol from any breeder so it may be more useful to ask if the puppies will go home with a health record.
Go to the breeders and enjoy speaking with the breeder and meeting the dogs. The breeder will be watching you and how you interact and react to the dogs, etc. So, being nervous and worried about asking questions while you are there, may be a little distracting to actually being able to spend time and get to know the dogs.
Since the litter has not been born yet, there will be lots of time to ask any questions that come up and again, most of this information should have been covered before a meeting was set up to come meet the dogs. If none of these things have been covered, I would personally be a little concerned. But, then I am told that I don't leave much room for any questions because of the amount of information that is sent, and really, that is the way it should be.