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Thread: The Ups & Downs Of Getting a Pup

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    Hey Mischief, I just wanted to add that I did not mean to take anything away from the excitement about you getting your new pup soon. None of what I wrote was in any way aimed at you. I was merely commenting on the breeders code.

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    I'm guessing that maybe the dally clubs made the rules they did because lots of potential puppy owners would optimistically take the deaf puppy, feeling all good about themselves, and then completely fail to cope, feel rotten about it but give the dog back to the breeder, who then had to sort the problem with a much older dog. Or worse, the new owner would dump the dog at the pound and they'd have to sort it.

    If the dogs were not being returned or dumped - maybe the Dally clubs would be ok with giving the buyer the choice.

    That's my guess.

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    No no, no one is distracting from my excitement, I actually think its a very interesting debate. There may be a few successful deaf dallys but thats a few there are thousands of deaf pups born annually im guessing by the stats..I dont think there are thousands of people per year willing to take on a deaf dally..it does have two very good sides to it.

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    At what age are the pups euthanised?

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    One of the websites said a puppy could be checked at 5 weeks - so I imagine it would be done at that age if it failed to pass the test.

    BTW met a deaf dally at the park today. At least the owner told me today that it was deaf. I know it from previously walks - it's obese to the point of unhealthy - but so is the owner... and she says she can't cut back on the dog's food because it starts eating dirt and rocks - great. It likes Frosty a lot and seems to have no other issues apart from deaf and F A T (you could play cards on its back). It doesn't bark at all.

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    was he born deaf??... and the pup is euthanised as soon as the breeder finds out its deaf so around 6-7 weeks

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    Iv noticed with all of these the ears are very pigmented (deaf dallys usually have little to no pigment of their ears)
    secondly the person is saying a command...i think I would believe it alot more if the person was using pure sign no words, I dont get the point of words if the dog can hear them...they are interesting but id like to know how true they are....the other common thing is unilateral hearing which is what the other percentage of dallys are...I think my new pup is unilateral...they still lead a perfectly normal life....you wouldnt even notice they were deaf in one ear.

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    So, you think those videos are fake, because they are voicing a command?

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    I'm pretty sure dogs can lip read.

    I forgot to ask if today's Dally was born deaf. I suspect more of an age onset but I will ask next time I see it. It's not all that old.

    This dally had normal dally ears - ie black and white spotty, not completely white or black.

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    I think the vocal command is just easier for the owner. A lot of hearing able people who use sign language talk at the same time, despite not being heard.

    Lack of pigment on the ears sound like an old wives tale. Lack of pigmentation/spotting over the entire body I could understand, but not just the ears lol

    And thanks, wasn't sure of the time frame, thought it would be around that age.

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