I cringe whenever I see stuff like this. Puppy boutiques (even tough it may sound cute), are just horrible, IMO. There are WAY too many puppies there. Teacups Puppies currently has 78 puppies available. Here are the problems I see right off the bat.
1. WHO is going to be responsible for socializing 78 puppies? This is a 2-month long procedure, not including how owners choose to socialize after the puppies are brought home. I certainly don't like having to work out ingrained problems in young puppies that could have been easily avoided. Unless Teacup Puppies Boutique is fully stocked with about 25 staff (and that is saying a lot, because that is almost 3 puppies per person), I doubt these puppies are going to have the more desirable personality traits people look for when buying a puppy.
2. I counted at least 18 breeds/crossbreeds. On the subject of staff, I'd like to know... do you guys perform health testing? With so many small dogs and toy breed mixes, genetic defects can and will surface. And, is your staff knowledgeable on these breeds? BTW, a paragraph describing the dog and it's history doesn't really count, asshat. If I were to buy, I'd like to know what ailments the specific breeds suffer from, grooming information, all that good stuff that many puppy boutiques like this one fail to provide.
3. Outrageous pricing. I'm sorry, but I will not pay $1,500.00 for a Teacup Morkie Pom-a-Poo when I could adopt one of the many in shelters. And I'm sure with such devoted people as yourselves, you only place the puppies after a speuter procedure? Right? Because we all like to make sure no breedings take place. We wouldn't want to see the thousands of other Toy Chorkie puppies being put down in shelters globally, because that's just not what happens... is it?! I hope the extra $1,400 you make off of your dogs a pop goes towards a good cause.
All I can say is WOW. I cannot even comprehend the ignorance of some people. Shame on the many magazines that condoned this type of sale operation. And to imagine, I could be making thousands by breeding my mutts or Dachshund... Fortunately, I'm one of the people that practices responsibility in these areas. Snip, snip all the way. Always for mutts, and for most purebreds.
It's kind of disheartening to watch dog sales of this magnitude and the unsuspecting people who flock to them. In general, the population is in need of a good whoopin' with the smart-stick, don't you agree?