My breeder started out with 7 puppies in this litter and through no fault of his own or the momma, now he only has one. It's a story so I'm not going to repeat it, but it wasn't due to illness. Since I was the first person on the waiting list, the option to take the puppy is mine. He also has another litter that is about 10 days older and he said I could get one of those if I want. I really want a male puppy from this particular pair, but I am wondering what he will miss out on by not getting time with other puppies. I'm sure he will be socialized some with the other litter, but right now the mothers have to be kept separated. I plan to take my puppy around other dogs and have one at home, but is there anything else I should do if I get him? I really don't want to wait another year for my puppy.
The puppies were only a day or two old. As far as I know, he hasn't combined litters. I think he was too shocked when he called me. Assuming he doesn't (and if he does, it's not an issue) what could I do to overcome the situation?