I want to call this "breeder" and give read them the riot act. They are advertising 25 day old puppies as being "ready to go". Go where? A 25 day old puppy should be with his or her mother and littermates. Grrrrrrrr...
"This is a female out of a litter of 7 puppy’s. She was completely hand fed since day one. She is currently eating puppy food but will still take a bottle. She was born on May 23, 2008. She is a 13”, Black, White, Tan - Blue/Red Ticked beagle. Her parents are both 13”. She comes with AKC full registration papers, 5 Year Pedigree on both parents, Dewclaws removed, She is currently being wormed. Shots will be up to date. She is ready to go to her new forever home."
There will some fool that will buy a puppy that is not yet 4 weeks old from this "beagle breeder" just to bring it home and watch it die.
Can you believe they would advertise something like this? They included a picture of the puppy and it is very small, not ready to leave the nest, let alone the mother.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.
Actually, it's probably illegal to sell them at that age. In Pa, pups can't be sold until 7 weeks old, and in Md, not until 8 weeks. Find out what the law is in your state and contact the proper authority.
The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
Bassett Lover, on the off chance that this 'breeder' doesn't know you don't sell pups at 4 weeks of age, I would think it would be a really good idea to call her. The other possibility is, that it may have been a mistake on her part, as to the birth date of the dogs.
As the puppy is 28 days old and seems to have been exclusively handfed, I can't help but wonder if for some reason the mother dog has completely rejected this one puppy out of the litter of 7 to the point of being dangerous? I'm not excusing her behavior as I think that even if the mother is rejecting it, the pup should still be in contact with the other pups in the litter.
Never trust a tall dwarf... he's lying about something.