Please do your research when looking for a puppy, and ensure you are supporting a reputable (and real) breeder. If something seems too good to be true, it probably is. The best place to start is always with the National Breed Club of whatever breed you are looking at. In the case of the Miniature American Shepherd, that is MASCAN (Miniature American Shepherds of Canada). View the MASCAN website here: www.miniatureamericanshepherdsofcanada.com If you come across a breeder who is not a member of the Breed Club, use the Code Of Ethics as a guide to help determine if that breeder is meeting the basic ethical requirements set by the Breed Club.