Help! I'm in the process of adopting a lab puppy from a very reputable breeder in nj. I went to visit the puppies, they are very healthy looking, friendly & interactive with people & each other (litter mates). While visiting, I requested twice to see the mother & I was told no, that she looks terrible, skinny & loosing her fur. have been conversing through emails with this breeder for a few months now, everything has been great. She has assured me that I would be able to meet the mother of the litter, being the mother is her personal dog. I'm not going to give up requesting a visit, the pups are 6 weeks old & I will picking up my pup in 2 weeks. I've always thought one of the benefits of going with a breeder was that you could meet the parents. I'm very upset, I don't know what to do?