Thank you so much for your support guys! I have just sent another email to the breeder (hopefully she won't refuse to sell me a puppy after that). I wrote:
I am so sorry to bother you again, but I do want to ask you more about vaccinations.
It seems that you give the last 5way combo shot at 8 weeks, which means right before the puppies leave for a new home. While I do believe in vaccines, I also believe that they do pose a great stress on the body and the immune system and do often have side effects, including (but not limited to) autoimmune conditions, allergies and obsessive compulsive behavior (like licking paws, biting on tail and such). Given that leaving the nest and adapting to a new home (travel, new people, loss of mother and siblings, somewhat different food, different climate) puts a great stress on a puppy as it is, I do want to post-pond the 5 ways combo for a couple of weeks, if at all possible. Considering the fact that we are talking of just one to three days difference, could you please allow me to pick up my puppy right before you take the other puppies for their 5combo shot (maybe even the same day or a day before)? This way it would eliminate the shedding issue, allowing me to feel much more comfortable with my dog’s future health and vaccination schedule.
For what it is worth, I am a very scientifically minded person who works in health care field. I have done 8+ years of in-depth research into the subject of vaccines (human vaccines however, but right now I am researching dog vaccines and vaccination schedule I am most comfortable with). Vaccines do contain a lot of ingredients that are considered to be strong neuro-toxins (including, but not limited to thimerosal (form of mercury) and aluminum, both are worst neuro-toxins known to humans). This is why, though supporting vaccines, I do not take vaccination casually.
Also I wanted to ask, if the 4 week shot is really necessary? From what I understand, at 4 weeks the puppies are still being breastfed and therefore, are protected by the mother’s antibodies. This is the reason many vets and even PhDs in the field consider 4 weeks shots to be a rather unnecessary strain on puppy’s health and recommend starting first parvo shot at 6 weeks of age, when the puppies are close to weaning.