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I would go with someone else. Not all is what it seems. Some people are experts at fooling people from behind a computer screen. We got a pup from them and it had bad hips. She is fully aware, and chose to repeat that line. That is highly unethical considering ours was not the only litter mate to have hip dysplasia. I am sure she will comment on this and say I am making this up, but I can provide vet bills and x-rays. Also, we did not once ask for compensation or a replacement pup, nor sue as we were fully entitled to. We love our dog and are grateful he was picked by us as we are financially able to provide him the care he needs. It is not cheap, but we would rather him be with us than someone else who would neglect him. This breed is too special to be bred carelessly. The kennels you see in the videos are not shown in a full 360 view because on the other side of the 'heated floors' is a basically an open-air barn. They are exposed to all elements so the heated floors are not really effective. The dogs were also very skinny which was justified by saying it was because they were in heat. Feed them more! She tells you not to feed them anything with grain as the main ingredient, but what was she feeding them when we got ours? Purina!!! Breaks my heart for this breed.
 

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I would like to mention there was no compassion when I told her about his hips. The response was that it didn't look that bad, as she has seen worse. No apology or heart-felt words.
 

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Maybe you should sue.... someone needs to prevent this moron from breeding dogs who have hip dysplasia. I have had two Rottweilers with this condition. One purchased and one adopted. Getting them a titanium hip makes them good as can be, but it's a huge expense... it's unconscionable to perpetuate this condition because most people cannot afford the expense and most of the dogs end up suffering terribly, in horrible pain.
 

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We thought about it, but Krystal can be quite confrontational and we were so upset that we didn't want any further stress. We had to have him secluded to 1 room in our house for 6 weeks, had to walk him outside with a sling, no running, jumping, etc. He was 10 months so that was a challenge. We had TPO performed on him because he was young enough for the surgery, but most people don't notice the issue until later in the dogs life and then it needs a salvage procedure. We found a surgeon 2 hours away and drove him there. It was heart breaking because we had just put our other rottie down from cancer. She knew this as well. No compassion at all. It is very sad and she is fooling so many buyers out there by making claims that she cannot hold up to. I am trying to spread the word because like you said, most people cannot afford the procedures they need. It is very costly and heartbreaking. We found out because I kept hearing a popping sound so we had him x-rayed and he had a subluxated hip. If we hadn't of caught it when we did, he could have been really worse off. We are praying this saved him and he will get to live a pain-free life.
 

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I would like to report he recovered perfectly fine and his gait has improved as well! He is one happy little boy. We are blessed to have found the surgeon we did. Dr. Elkins is a miracle worker. : - )
 

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That's great. It's a tough thing to put a dog through. My first Rottie I wasn't able to give a new hip to, (we are self-employed and at that time had just started our new business and for a few years were so financially strapped, we just didn't have the money or credit to replace the hip - and the local specialist said he couldn't do it on a payment plan), and then when we finally did have the money for it and took her down to Davis for the surgery, we found she had cancer in the hip and it broke my heart to put her to sleep. We couldn't remove the leg of an 11 year old dog who was so dominant and proud... that was one of the worst experiences of my life. A regret I live with until I die.... I cried almost every day for at least a year that we couldn't take care of her hip sooner and had her with us longer. I know we did the best we could, but I still feel like we failed her, a dog that was such a wonderful part of my life... she was my first Rottweiler, I was so close to her, she practically read my mind.... it still hurts now to think of her pain and how we let her down... (I'm tearing up now thinking of it... even though it was over 20 years ago.)

The next dog we had with dysplasia was Zeus, we managed to get his hip replaced with a titanium one when he was 7 y.o. He was like a new dog running around with his new hip. In fact it was very hard to keep him quiet the first couple of months after the surgery he wanted to be so active. He lived until he was 13 y.o. so he had another 6 pain free years.

We have reattached back leg ligaments on two Rotties with bad conformation in the past... gone through cancer treatments, weird immune system disorders etc. In the past few years we picked up dog insurance and Care Credit. Care Credit was not there when we had Summer. I wish it was... oh, well... but these stupid breeders ought to have the pain that they make the dogs and their owners go through. I hope that karma catches up with the one that sold you your dog. I don't care if it sounds mean to say this, but I hope someday your breeder is in 10x the amount of pain she has caused in the dogs with dysplasia she has bred. It is nothing short of evil to cause pain in this world unnecessarily... for any amount of money....
 

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This is a timely thread for me as I am in St Louis and was considering them as a breeder. Can you clarify how she handled your problem in relation to clearly stating on her site that she has 100% health guarantee? And can you let me know the names of mom and dad?

BTW, I am very sorry for your troubles, but happy your dog has an owner that has the means to care for it appropriately, despite the circumstances.
Respectfully,
Stu
 

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Morning,

Thanks, he seems to be doing great since his surgery. She acted as if she has never had ANY dogs with hip problems, which is a lie, Rottweilers are very prone to hip dysplasia. I would rather her have been honest. She didn't offer any help or compensation. I could have held her responsible for the surgery or gotten another dog, but we didn't fight it. She begged me to take my negative review of her down from their facebook page. I didn't, and that is why now, you cannot see ANY reviews. She would rather have NO reviews, than 1 bad review. Every business will have a bad review, you move on. She is very dishonest and only in it for the money.

He is from Pongo & Dasha. He is the sweetest thing ever and so loyal. He is pretty high drive like Pongo, but so sweet. He is my baby. : - ) I would reccomend Bolles Rottweilers they are in MO and actually have a brother to my dog there. They are not breeding him, because he too has bad hips, but she has several dogs she breeds and she post videos of them on facebook. They live on a farm and are not kenneled. They work and herd cattle and such. Very nice lady.
 

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I would go with someone else. Not all is what it seems. Some people are experts at fooling people from behind a computer screen. We got a pup from them and it had bad hips. She is fully aware, and chose to repeat that line. That is highly unethical considering ours was not the only litter mate to have hip dysplasia. I am sure she will comment on this and say I am making this up, but I can provide vet bills and x-rays. Also, we did not once ask for compensation or a replacement pup, nor sue as we were fully entitled to. We love our dog and are grateful he was picked by us as we are financially able to provide him the care he needs. It is not cheap, but we would rather him be with us than someone else who would neglect him. This breed is too special to be bred carelessly. The kennels you see in the videos are not shown in a full 360 view because on the other side of the 'heated floors' is a basically an open-air barn. They are exposed to all elements so the heated floors are not really effective. The dogs were also very skinny which was justified by saying it was because they were in heat. Feed them more! She tells you not to feed them anything with grain as the main ingredient, but what was she feeding them when we got ours? Purina!!! Breaks my heart for this breed.
I agree this individual needs to be shut down. I've personally delt with her, and it was a mess
 
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