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Hi. My name is***** Thank you for your question. I'm glad to hear that you're doing some research with getting this new addition to the house. More than likely the single live birth isn't going to indicate potential future developmental issues. The best thing that I can recommend here is to get this little one checked over by a vet prior to your purchasing her. That veterinary exam can provide some big information as far as how her heart sounds and how the rest of her physical exam is as far as her health. If she's growing well, social, playing, eating and drinking well and be an otherwise bright and alert puppy, the concern should be very, very low. Some can just have issues during birth and puppies can be lost due to unforeseen circumstances.