hmmm those do not sound like legit breeders at all... more like puppy farms.
I do think is odd, but I have never had an experience like that, so is really hard to know. But, I would say if you feel he shouldn't have done things that way, try to get others opinions.
And if he was doing a very bad job then I would probably report him, but of course that would be if he was not supposed to do that at all.
Dogs don't need to talk, their life is their message ~ unknown.
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." ~ Mahatma Gandhi