This sickens me. I happened to see the news today that spoke about this person in Nova Scotia being charged with animal cruelty. I googled and came across this website. http://digbypuppykillers.blogspot.com/
I cannot stress enough to potential puppy buyers - be very careful where you purchase your puppy from. Do not facilitate backyard breeders and/or puppy millers. If you are interested in a registered, purebred puppy - do your research and buy from a good, reputable breeder.
OR (if registration is not important) ...by all means go to to the SPCA or your favourite breed rescue organization , - but DO NOT purchase a puppy from some fly-by-night breeder or from a pet store.
Don't be part of the problem.