Hi all, first of all a quick hello as I am new to this forum.
We recently purchased a pedigree blue staffy for $2000 and it was pretty much love at first site. We had had a deposit on her from the day she was born and picked her up at 8 weeks old. (saturday) upon getting her home which is roughly a 3 hr drive i was playing with her and noticed that her right eye appeared to be smaller and was sort of glazed over. As she wasn't in any pain and didn't seem bothered by it I left it until the monday morning to take her to the vet to get it checked out.2 vets checked her over and told me that she has limited to no vision in the eye and that I should contact the Breeders about it.
So straight away I called the Breeder and told her of the problem and she said that I can return the dog and be refunded or she would give me $500 back. To me it seemed that $1500 was still quite expensive for a dog with one eye even if she is a pedigree. As hard of a choice as it was we decided that I would return the dog. So I started driving and about halfway my phone rang and It was the breeders husband, who quite rudely told me they were not going to be taking the dog back as it would of been one of my children who hurt her eye. I tried to explain to him that the vet had told me it was an old injury as he had taken a few tests and had assured me that it was quite old, however he would not have any part of it. I also told him that one of the photo's in the puppy pack that his wife had done up you could see the damaged eye, to which he claimed it was the light or angle of the photo. I also offered him to get another vets opinion of his choice to which he declined. He then went on to tell me that I am stuck with the dog and there would be no refund.
So I turned around to go back home but stopped in at another vet clinic to get a second opinion, to which the diagnosis was pretty much the same as the first vet.
I have contacted the CCCQ who are investigating it and also the office of fair trading who will be investigating as well.
However the more time the puppy spends with the kids the harder its going to be if the decision comes to the fact we have to give her back in order to get a refund.
So my question is how much would you pay for a purebred blue staffy that only has one eye?
I was thinking $500 is fair but whats everyone else think?
I don't wish to name the breeder incase they are a member of this forum
Thanks in advance Les