Do expect the breederto ask you lots of questions when you call. Questions like: Where you live? If you have children? Do you work full time? About your family and how secure is your garden?
Don't be scared off by this, this simply means the breeder wants to make absolutely sure that the puppy is going to live with good and caring owners and in a suitable environment. Indeed if the breeder does not ask you questions then this should raise alarm bells.
Do have a list of questions that you want to ask the breeder too.
Dotrust your instincts. If something doesn't sound right with a breeder and what they are advising you, don't visit or part with any money. Call 0844 4633 980 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for any queries you may have.
Don't part with any money until you have a Contract of Sale and understand exactly what the terms of sale are. Most breeders do not take deposits on puppies; they may not want to commit to letting you have a puppy until they have met you and similarly they would not want you to feel committed to buying a puppy until you have been to visit the puppy with its mother and litter. However if you are asked for a deposit then make sure you understand exactly what the terms of the deposit are and whether or not it is refundable and always ask for a receipt.
Don't agree to meet the breeder away from where they live or where the puppies are reared. If the breeder wants to meet you at a neutral point, perhaps at a motorway service station then be prepared to say no, however plausible their reason may be.