The other day I was contacted by phone by a very nice lady who wanted to have a whippet puppy. I would gladly have let her have a puppy from the litter I thought would be born within a few weeks as she sounded very serious. I tried to direct her in another direction as a friend has a litter and is looking for a buyer. But she felt travelling for a few hours would be to much and she wanted the breeder to live close by not only for not having to drive but also as she felt the contact with the breeder would be so much easier and so far I agreed with her but also said that most of the contact is over the phone and these days also by mail.
She understood this but she added; it would be so much better if the breeder lived nearby so that she could leave her whippet with the breeder when she went abroad on vacation..... She said it as this would be the most natural thing to ask for.....
I try to help puppy buyers in the ways I can and often I have kept puppies at home for weeks before being able to pick it up because of work and so on. My question is, since I bred the whippets I have at home (accept on from the US and that would not be practical to send her to California when going on vacation....), were do I have "the right" to leave my dogs if going on holiday??
How much is a breeder responsible for in the long run??