First of all, make sure that the sire and the dam are doing and acting the way you in-vision your new companion to turn out. It is hard to replace sound breeding.
Never buy two pups at the same time “to keep each other occupied” . Two pups at the same time is a formula for problems. They will definitely keep each other occupied and it will be very difficult to get them to pay attention to you.
Sometimes a breeder will keep 2 dogs out of a litter to grow them a bit and see which one fits their program the best. Then they will sell the one they feel does not make the best fit.
This can be a great opportunity for you. In most cases a good breeder has socialized the pup and done the basic training. Will an older dog bond to you? Yes. Feed them, train them and love them. That’s all a dog wants.