16 week old puppy now, or wait til spring?
Hi everyone, I need some advice. We were going to get a puppy in the spring (red male is what we are hoping for). But a couple of days ago we got a call from the breeders. It turns out that a puppy (red male) from their last litter is now back in their care. The story is that the lady that took him, didn't finish paying them as agreed, so they had to go and get him. He's 16 weeks old now. They took him to the vet and everything checked out. They even said they would reduce his price being as he is older. My concerns are: I have no idea how this other lady treated him. I was also told that she has no kids ( I have a 13 year old and 4 year old). Should I be concerned about these things being as he is still young? Or am I being paranoid? Also, I was told by a friend of mine that has a Doberman not to purchase one so close to winter because potty training is very difficult with them in very cold temps (we live in Ohio). Is there any truth to that?
Thanks in advance for your help :) Amy