We've had our 12 wk old puppy Rommel for 4 days now, I just took him to the vet for a lookey-loo and 2nd set of shots. I purchased him from a breeder who has been in the Dobe breeding and training since the 70's. Rommel has sores right below his upper canine teeth, the breeder said no big deal it was from the puppy teeth, I wasn't concerned since he was purchased as a companinon dog, we aren't show folks, so we were specifically looking for that puppy that may have some sort of flaw that would count them out for showing/champion but be the perfect addition to our family, And I believe Rommel is. At the vet I asked him about the almost perfect circular sores, the vet was not quite sure, but thought that they may me a wart type infection??? anyone every hear of that??? I think Rommels bite is off and his teeth have somehow poked the inner lower lip area???. Would anyone know why he and his brother would be considered "companion" and not champion this is my non-educated thoughts? Rommel has a faint white stripe on his chest, he was much smaller than his companion grade brother, however Rommel weighs 16 pounds, his looks other than the white line are just like dobe pups I see in books, his brother had more of a triangler head with a longer muzzle, where as Rommels head is more square. Rommels parents are champions with all the trophies ect, to which I really don't care, I paid 1,000.00 for him, 1/2 of the normal breeder price that I purchased from. Rommel at him examine the vet said his lymph nodes were a little swollen, and then the vet asked me about the dewormer the breeder had given me, I explained it was Albon, he said that is not for worms but for a parasite called cochsidia, we did a poo test and Rommel does not have that, but gerardia and we just finished our meds. I hope I was not mislead in the health of this puppy. I love him so much, and I beleive he will be fine, but sores are quite puzzling???? How do breeders know "okay out of this litter of puppies, these one will not make it"???