When you purchase a new puppy, it is a lifetime commitment. There are a lot of "cute" puppies out there, but can you visit your puppy before they are ready to come home with you? Do you see outdoor kennels, tie-outs, or other harsh conditions? Were you able to actually meet all the dogs that the breeder owns and interact with them? Does the breeder seem informed about the breed?
Please ask yourself these questions and prevent heartache in the future for you or your puppy. I understand that I may not always have puppies available, but these questions go for anyone you plan on buying a puppy from.