As an update, I spoke with the breeder again and she agreed to bring the pup to a vet this week and get a "health certificate". She said the bumps are mostly gone now. We will get to see the pup again on the weekend when we go pick her up. Hopefully all goes well.
Thanks for the responses everyone. The puppy is currently 9 weeks old. We will have another chance to see the puppy this weekend when we plan to pick it up. We like that puppies temperment and coloring, so yes we feel a bit attached, but all the points are well taken. We will re-inspect it then. We expect that each puppy may have their own health concern, we just want to make sure we're not dealing with something major that will turn into something bigger down the road. I was looking for reassurance from others, particularly breeders, that this was something common, but from what i've heard, it doesn't seem like this is a normal occurence. We will be bringing the puppy to the vet the day after we plan to take it home, so hopefully will get mor answers there and we will discuss with the breeder about the what-ifs. Any other advice is greatly welcome, thank you!
We are getting a puppy soon and went to visit the breeder. We picked one that we liked, but it had a number of rough small bumps (0.5cm) on its back, about 5-7 in total. They didn't seem to bother the pup and the breeder seemed confident that this was due to other puppies nipping at each other and will go away in a few days. I checked all the other puppies, but none of the others had them. Wondering if anyone else has had experience with this and if it's something I should worry about? Thank you!