no, i hate to admit it, but i got him from a puppy mill. Had i known how horrible they were before i got him, i never would have walked in the place. The place i got him was actually in the newspaper not long after i'd been there. They were accused of selling sick puppies and then not refunding the money or anything for they're customers. Some of the animals even had to be put down. I guess i was lucky in that respect. my dog's very healthy.