They absolutely aren't. The puppy we bought has bit my 16 month old more then once along with my wife. I'm still working on training him and he is getting better with that.Looks like a commercial breeder. So many litters being produced! Looks like a new litter being born every couple of weeks!. Not sure how that many puppies can be taken care of properly, and socialized,etc.?
He first bit my son the 2nd day we had him, he was 12 weeks old when we got him. He's since done it two more times but he has gotten better. He is show quality however the breeder doesn't respond, period to any form of contact. I've tried calling, texting and emailing. She obviously isn't concerned if he has E/D or with anything else. It seems she just breeds and sells as many as she can.I don't know how old your pup is, but that would scare me to death with a toddler. I really hope the training works. Was it before or after the limping started that he bit? Just curious if maybe he was in pain at the time.
I've never had a registered dog and quite a novice at reading contracts but I was looking at theirs it confuses me? I'm not sure if you bought pet quality or show quality - It first states that if you buy a pet quality pup It cannot be used for breeding unless, at the age of twenty-four months, it no longer has any disqualifying faults according to International or American standards and the difference in price is paid to breeder for a pet to show quality. AKC papers shall be furnished by breeder only after said animal has been rendered incapable of reproduction and was never bred.
So if you purchased as a pet does that mean you wont get the papers until he's fixed?
Then it states A pet quality is being sold because it already has a disqualifying fault therefore does not carry any guarantee, including Florida statute section 828.29 and no refunds are applicable. Only show/breedable quality carry the health & genetic portion guarantee according to this contract but the defect must be written on this contract & health certificate for the new owner to be aware of.
Does that basically mean your SOL if it's pet quality and develops ED/HD?
Sorry for so many questions - it just seems if you buy a 'pet' you have NO breeder support what so ever?
Never received a response from her. He's doing ok. Still working on his temperament. Waiting a few more months to get his x-rays done again to see if there are problems. I can't say it enough, I wouldn't recommend this breeder. She breeds a lot of her dogs with other local breeders hopefully they really consider using a more responsible breeder as well.ma91780 did you ever hear back from the breeder? How's the pup doing?
So sorry to hear about your pup. Elbow dysplasia is nasty. Can you get the worse elbow fixed first? and then save enough for the second elbow?? I would let the breeder know what is going on. Did they have a guarantee? or was it the worthless guarantee that you must return the pup, and get a new one?? who wants another pup, after you have loved and raised it?? The slimey breeders know that you will not return the pup...and don't have to put out anything.
I would demand the registration papers from the breeder...give them a timeline...and then tell them you will be getting in touch with the AKC. The AKC can and will make trouble for the breeder if they are not giving registration papers. I would also see if you can make a report on the BBB, or some such website...so people can read about this breeder.
Hope your pup feels better soon.