A pessimist sees the glass as half empty;
An optimist sees the glass as half full;
A realist just finishes the damn thing and refills it.
I'd keep the dog and ask them to refund the vet bills you paid so far. Contact your lawyer. If the dog has injured eye and it can be proven it's just an injury NOT some genetic disorder, you can still show him with the certificate that proves it was an injury. Maybe he won't get great marks, but you can still get breeding permit if everything else is fine re. his health, extewrier, temperament...
Respect and you shall be respected. Animal is always right.
they are definitely registered breeders of the cccq so hopefully they can help out in some way.
We did intend to breed her, I do understand that we can still breed her, however like someone else said for $2000 the dog should of been "perfect" we paid the higher price for the quality
Personally, it wouldnt bother me. So shes blind in one eye, not really a major.
You might want to fight the breeder for some sort of compensation. Do dogs/pups come under the consumer goods act?
If she is still fit for breeding then for me it wouldnt be a big issue.
It is the principle of it all that gets me. Keeping the dog out of it, when you pay good money for something then you expect to get what you paid for or a refund, a swap if it is faulty...bottom line.
I too though would be keeping the pup if the kids are getting attached. I have a sneaking feeling that I would be attaching too and this may also be what the breeder hopes..so you do not go further with it.
Last edited by Di_dee1; 06-28-2011 at 07:48 PM.
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I agree with Di dee. By all means keep the puppy but if I was you I would require some kind of refund. This is for several reasons, one that you paid a large amount of money for what you assumed (and was told) was a pure bred and a whole puppy and the second reason is that there could be associated problems down the track that could cost quite alot.
And basically its the principle of it. If you pay for something you expect to get it. If you were told she was blind in one eye before would you have paid that much for her?
in all honesty if the breeder had told me that she was blind in one eye straight up and had offered a discounted price for her i would of probably still taken her. We do want to keep her now as we just couldn't send her back now. However i think the breeders should do the right thing.
Yes they should. Have they said anything else about it??
no, we sent one last email yesterday, before we sent off all the official paperwork just now, they did not want too come to the party.
I can understand they probably get scammers alot, however I have to different vet's opinions in writing and also the picture of the pup showing her eye which they took before I took ownership of her. I think in the end they are only shooting them selves in the foot. as word of mouth gets around and reputaion is everything in dog breeding
We once got a papillion (butterfly dog) from a breeder at 8 weeks old. He handed my mum some tablets in a jar and said he needs to take these, when questioned what they were and why the pup was on them he just said that it hurt it's leg. Mum had him vet checked the next day and was told they were painkillers. By the time chester was 6 months old he had to have 6 surgeries and cost my parents over $3000 (alot seeing as it was 10 years ago)
Turned out the breeders 6 year old son had dropped him and it had broken the growth plate in his leg, at 6 months old he had an inch of bone removed from his leg so he always had a limp and got arthritis at 3 years old, plus we found out he had severe genetic stomach ulsers that were killing him slowly and he had 2 surgeries for that. The breeder refused to refund our $900 but said he would swap the dog, how can you give up a dog that has lived with you for 6 months??? My parents ended up out of pocket but mum always said after all the money we spent on him she wouldn't change him for the world.
He only lived for 9 years and was very sick towards the end. I think we should have fought the breeder more for our money, to atleast cover some of the vet bills. There should be laws in place for this kind of thing. Dogs can't be treated as just another product that you can exchange or get refunded they mean alot more than material things. I hope you get somewhere with the breeder. Good luck
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