i'm posting this question here as i need some help in determining if we should buy this puppy or not. the story: we arranged to purchase a puppy from a breeder. the breeder had 4 litters within a short amount of time from each other. there have been a few puppies lost from each litter. i was told they lost some runts. in addition, there was an entire litter lost as the mother apparently smothered them all. we have put a $150 deposit on the puppy we picked out and was told that she is fine and healthy even though it appears to me from the photos that she has a runny nose. my question is, is it common to lose so many puppies? and opinions on whether we should go ahead with the purchase, or just lose the deposit.