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    My sister is looking to get a puppy (an Aussie Terrier). The breeder has said it has a fungus infection on his nose, and now can't be shown so she can have the pup for just the deposit.

    What kind of fungus would stop a puppy from being able to be shown in the future? Will it affect the puppy in any other way? They have not told her what type of fungus it is.

    Thanks for your assistance.

    Curly Girl

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    Firstly...I don't think I would get a puppy from this breeder to be honest. If it already has health issues...I wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole...sorry

    The fungus infection could be ringworm

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    I agree totally. There could be huge vet bills too. I would be asking for the deposit back and looking elsewhere.

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    I see.

    That is very disappointing. They haven't said it was sick or anything. Just scurfy dry skin on it's nose. From your responses I think this must be something very bad, particularly if there will be large vet bills involved. Is it likely to be life threatening? I did not realise that a fungus infection could be so bad. My only experience with fungal stuff is tinea.

    Thank you for your comments.I will pass on your feedback to my sister.

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    I didn't mean to imply that there WOULD be huge vet bills but the possibility is there if it is not something simple.

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    What Di meant I think is....if the pup is already "sickly"...you never know what will happen in the future

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    What Di meant I think is....if the pup is already "sickly"...you never know what will happen in the future
    That too.

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    Bottom line is that this would be one to avoid.

    I will let her know.

    If she does go ahead (I'm only a sister - what would I know). What should she be looking for as a red flag for problems, or does she just go straight to the vet?

    I hate being the bearer of bad tidings.

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    If she decides to still take it I would ask the breeder everything about the pup's, the others in the litter and mother's condition, if a vet has been consulted and if not, why not.
    Also why is it not able to be shown in the future? This to me sends up many red flags. Maybe she knows what it is, that it will keep recurring, wants to get rid of the pup so as not to incur expense. Maybe use the money angle on your sister.
    If she got the pup after all that I would be taking it straight to the vet. She could also ring a vet for more information once she is told what it is, if she is told.
    I really do think it is best to pass this pup up, not let the heartstrings rule that might be regretted later on.

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