Buying a puppy on the Internet is a gamble. Don’t be fooled by cute pictures and elaborate web sites. ALL puppies are cute and anyone can develop a fancy site. You can not verify any info without visiting.
#1: You don't get to meet your puppy and see where it was raised. And this is the most important (and fun) part of getting a pup!
» Will your puppy be energetic and playful? Scared and defensive? Aggressive? Healthy? Were the parents well cared for? You can't even begin to guess without visiting.
» Is he coming from a responsible breeder? A puppy farm? Backyard yahoos with a computer? There is no way to know without visiting in person.
#2: Most puppies sold over the Internet are from puppy farms.
» Responsible breeders wouldn't dream of selling pups over the Internet. They don't ship their beloved puppies to strangers. Would you?
» The internet provides a loophole that allows disreputable breeders to sell puppies completely unregulated.