Want to start by saying thank you in advance for all the great advice I gather from this site. It's very helpful!
I'm currently looking at my purchasing a dog, and I've found a Pug x Toy Poodle (the cross breed I wanted), male dog in New South Wales. I had a chat to the current owner, and she said that he was the only surviving dog from the litter. The mama didn't want to look after the pups, so they were hand raised, and this little guy survived. He's 3.5 months old now, she wanted to make sure he was strong before she sold him. He's more of a 'rescue' dog (priced quite low).
That didn't bother me too much - but she mentioned that he had a limp in his back leg. She took him to the vet, and the vet said it's a ligament problem he's had since birth, and chances are that he'll grow out of it. The current owner says it's fine in the morning, you can't see a limp, but in the evening after he's been running around like crazy you start to see him limp a little.
I've been doing some internet research, and I have seen some evidence that pups quite often grow out of limps - but I'm just wondering if anyone has any thoughts on this? I definitely want to get a Pug x Toy Poodle or some other kind of cross breed or even a rescue dog. I'm not fussed on having a perfect pup, but I think the limp concerns me a little!
Any feedback would be awesome.