Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Bergen County NJ
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Sorry, I think you've gotten some good feedback and alternative perspective regarding your situation. A top notch breeder can occasionally produce an unhealthy dog, and a backyard breeder can produce (much more by chance than careful planning) healthy dogs. It's just the nature of breeding, despite everything a breeder can do, they don't have 100% control of the outcomes, only nature does. I have seen people swear up and down that their dog from such and such questionable breeder was healthy and happy. Just because a dog is healthy or not doesn't necessarily correlate with the quality of the breeder, only that the chances of health or sickness relates to the breeder. I also think your breeder is doing more than many would, consider yourself lucky that you got a response, let alone that she paid the vet bill. Sorry it turns out you came across some bad stuff on your breeder, but there are unreasonable people that post bad reviews on people, when some times there is more to the story. And in my opinion, it is a reasonable and standard thing for the breeder to offer to exchange the dog. Your dog is still alive, and unless your immediate vet bills are as much or more than the cost of your dog, I don't think she should have to refund the full purchase price as it is not equal.