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d123squirt
November 9th, 2005, 06:30 PM
OK i need help my Mom bought me this 4/1/2 month old standard at the begging of Sep cuz i had to put my dog to sleep but any way when we first got him he was really timed and shy well he still is but when we took him to the vet he said he had a lot of parasites and 3 types of worms well the dog cost $375 OK plus all the test the vet ran for parvo and all that was 90 something well then he told use that he only has one testicle that drooped well i was OK with that i no its going to cost more to have him fixed but NOW i just took him to are friend he is a groomer AND HE TELLS ME THAT HE IS VERY SHORT FOR A STANDARD he is now 6 1/2 months AND IS ONLY 18" i also have another standard and he was that tall at 4 months old well its gets better the breeder wont even return are calls i emailed her and she read it but did not respond i just need some help i love this dog i wont get rid of it but my Mom paid good money for this dog we paid 200 for are last one and we have had less problems with him then we are with this one he is so shy and runs from any one new when we went in the car he was drooling so bad that i thought something was wrong so i need some advice should i ask for some of the money back or what

CyberKitten
November 9th, 2005, 06:38 PM
First, is this a credible breeder? One who only breeds champion dogs and is very picky about who she sells to? And whose dogs has a pedigree of at least 5 generations? Otherwsie, you may have purchased a dog from a backyard breeder - esp if you paid too much and now have health issues. Most credible breeders spay their puppies prior to selling to start with - and they come with a medical certicate.

That is the only breeder I would even talk to.

And what is a standard? A poodle? There are standards of various breeds.

My advice is to contract the CKC or AKC (not sure where you live) to check her out - if it is a backyard breeder, you may have to care for the dog - and you should be able to afford vet bills if you get a dog, right?

Is this a dog for showing? Do you show dogs?

Lucky Rescue
November 9th, 2005, 06:43 PM
he had a lot of parasites and 3 types of worms

Sigh..when you deal with someone whose dogs have tons of parasites, are undersized and timid, this is what you get.

This is someone who is breeding, but does NOT care anything about the dogs she peddles, and ONLY cares about getting your money in her pocket.

I'm so NOT suprised she wont' return your calls. Why should she - she's got the money. You can ask for some money back, but I sure wouldn't count on getting it.

Before buying any more dogs, you need to do do some research and learn what makes a good breeder and a bad breeder. Cost is not always an indication, as you see. You could have gotten a much better dog at the pound or at a rescue.

No doubt your puppy has never been socialized. Maybe he's never been out of the room or whatever place he was raised in.

However you took this poor frightened dog, so must do your best to help him overcome his fears. "Getting rid of" him because he has problems is not fair. Who else is going to want him?

I suggest you consult a good trainer who can tell you the best way to handle this.

JessXx
November 9th, 2005, 07:01 PM
However you took this poor frightened dog, so must do your best to help him overcome his fears. "Getting rid of" him because he has problems is not fair. Who else is going to want him?



True.
And we've seen this sooooo much at the shelter, I cant tell you enough.
be careful who you buy from, may I suggest going to a behaviour specialist?
Try the local SPCA or Humane Society... they usually have good ones.

BMDLuver
November 9th, 2005, 08:14 PM
i just need some help i love this dog i wont get rid of it
The OP did not say they were getting rid of the dog, just that they purchased a nightmare of problems from what very well sounds like a BYB.

You went to get the dog... so you know where she lives, park your butt on her door and don't give up until you get your money back and keep the dog. If she isn't interested in refunding you, then take her to small claims... I bet she'll be more accomodating then.

Prin
November 10th, 2005, 03:58 AM
It's a case of buyer beware. You are responsible to research everything you buy before you buy it, even a dog. I don't know what the laws are in your area, but here in Quebec, you have 10 days to return any product and get a refund. I have a feeling your 10 days are up, if you live in Quebec, so unless it is stated in your contract that if you are unsatisfied, you get a refund, you're stuck. These "breeders" know how to get the money with no strings attached.

Now you know what a bad breeder is- maybe your next dog will come from a better one or a rescue... You really have to research these things, you know? It's a commitment for the life of the dog, and you don't want to resent your dog later on for things that are not his fault at all.