Quick question. Would it be appropriate to ask if we can bring our 6 yr old goldento visit the litter with us the next time we go? We are now under two weeks from the pick up date. Very excited. Also pretty nervous.
I would be surprised if they'd let you. Besides the disease issue, chances are 'mom' isn't going to allow another dog to visit the puppies (she'd likely attack your dog) and who knows how your dog will react to puppies - not every dog likes puppies and they're pretty young to be exposed to strange dogs who may not tolerate them.
Even though you know your dog is vaccinated/ free from kennel cough etc, it would worry me if I were the breeder. For example, Maine has canine HPV going around, and so I skipped classes last week with all three of my dogs bc knuckleheads bring their dogs while they are sick. On top of that, mom might really be upset by a strange dog.
We took Noah to see Scout when he was six weeks. With permission of the breeder and they met were to meet on neutral ground away from the others.
It never happened as a pup was sick and we decided not to risk Noah's helath...a good lesson...
When you bring the pup home make sure to have them meet outside. But nnext time you visit the pup rub him down with a blanket so you can bring that back. So when you bring pup home your guy knows the smell.
Noah met Scout for the first time for about 20 minutes outsid eour house. Once inside they everything was fine.
I also would never let that happend with a litter of mine. I get scared with people visiting that own dogs (not bringing them) and the chance of them carrying germs in to a new litter.
Maybe talk to the breeder about why you wanted to do this and see if there is another way to accomplish your goal. For example if you wanted to see if you older dogs likes puppies maybe your breeder can suggest someone with a little older puppy you can meet or if you want your older one to bond and get use to the puppy maybe you can bring something back that smells like your new puppy, etc.
Congrats on your new puppy!