You are clearly not understanding it has nothing to do with the breeders reputation more Dalmatian pups will be born deaf than not born deaf its a default in the genes of the breed. It is not partially deaf it is COMPLETELY DEAF as a responsible perspective purchaser you need to understand that deformities are not ok it is exactly like a pup being born with 2 legs they can still live a happy life with the right equipment but it is not logical or ethical to keep that pup alive in the first place let alone sell him. Yea I am really bumed that I cant have the pup I wanted but health comes first and in this breed deafness is a sign of an unhealthy dog.
P.S its not a dog..its a pup?? totally different obviously an older dog who used to hear could get on with life alot easier than if it could never hear in the first place