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How About Sad Tawney update has a happy ending

I posted a couple of weeks ago about getting a new girl, Tawney, a 10 month old. Tawney arrived Friday night and she is really, sweet little girl who gets along very well with my other Hav.

I took her in for her vet check up on Saturday and the vet found that she had a 2.5 luxating patella that at some point would probably require surgery. The surger runs around $2,000 to $2,500. Later that night, when she was doing RLH I noticed her hopping and favoring her back left leg.

Obviously, this is a very upsetting development. I contacted her breeder and she gave me a very difficult time and insisted that Tawney must have hurt herself at my house, which is absolutely ridiculous. This is a genetic condition. She also said this was not a serious health condition that would warrant return of the dog.

Her breeder did finally agree to take her back, but I will have to pay shipping costs. She will not refund her purchase price until she is able to sell her to someone else.

Sigh, I guess I will keep looking for another dog.

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I posted a couple of weeks ago about getting a new girl, Tawney, a 10 month old. Tawney arrived Friday night and she is really, sweet little girl who gets along very well with my other Hav.

I took her in for her vet check up on Saturday and the vet found that she had a 2.5 luxating patella that at some point would probably require surgery. The surger runs around $2,000 to $2,500. Later that night, when she was doing RLH I noticed her hopping and favoring her back left leg.

Obviously, this is a very upsetting development. I contacted her breeder and she gave me a very difficult time and insisted that Tawney must have hurt herself at my house, which is absolutely ridiculous. This is a genetic condition. She also said this was not a serious health condition that would warrant return of the dog.

Her breeder did finally agree to take her back, but I will have to pay shipping costs. She will not refund her purchase price until she is able to sell her to someone else.

Sigh, I guess I will keep looking for another dog.
I feel for the puppy having to travel again. Hope she finds a good home I am sorry you had to go threw this. Who is the Breeder?

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What a horrible situation! I feel bad that you have to go through all this! Its a very upsetting situation for you and that poor pup.

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So sorry for everyone involved. Let's just hope it was unpredictable. Not an easy situation.
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I'm so sorry......

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Oh that is so sad.It makes you wonder about some of these breeders,they all maintain that they want the best for their dogs, and how much they value and love them, un yet sometimes it all seems to come down to money.I know that does not apply to the breeders on this forum.

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That is really sad. I feel bad for the poor pup and it was wrong on the breeder's part. I hope she finds another good home with someone who is aware of her condition. Really sorry to hear about this
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That is absolutely AWFUL! So sad for Tawney, and you I hate when breeders get defensive and act like it's nothing THEY did or it's not SERIOUS. Since the dog was 10 months old already wouldn't the fact already be known by the breeder that she had luxating patellas????? I wonder if she knew and sold her to you anyway. I think SHE should pay the shipping back.


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That is absolutely AWFUL! So sad for Tawney, and you I hate when breeders get defensive and act like it's nothing THEY did or it's not SERIOUS. Since the dog was 10 months old already wouldn't the fact already be known by the breeder that she had luxating patellas????? I wonder if she knew and sold her to you anyway. I think SHE should pay the shipping back.
Tawney came from a very, reputable breeder and I honestly don't believe that the breeder knew that Tawney had this patella problem. She even had me speak to her vet, who said she was not aware of this issue. My purchase contract had a 48 hour vet check clause and as a breeder you have expect that sometimes health issues are going to come up. I just wish that her response had been more appropriate.

It is just a sad situation all around particularly for the sweet, little dog.

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That's BS! I know who the breeder is and as much as I love her dogs, I have heard she was tough to deal with. I remember Tawney was an older pup, so I do believe the breeder knew about the patellas. That's most likely why she wasn't kept for show. How could she not know when the pup was 10 months old? She should pay for the shipping back, as well as return your money immediately. I am sorry you had to deal with that.






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