You could purchase the pup from your friend. It could be the best dog you've ever had. It may not ever have any significant health issues.
Sadly, the odds wouldn't be in your favor.
Hondo Von Dopplet L Bauernhof "Hondo"- GSD
Lilie's Tug McGraw "Tug" - Golden Retriever
Maggie - Mini Dachshund (Rescue)
Lonestar Pivo - Texas Blue Lacy
Ashe - Barn Cat
Katie / APHA