I have picked my puppy, and will be picking the puppy up soon. My breeder just told me that the puppy has a hernia. What should I do?
You could call your vet and ask. A hernia isn't usually really a big deal, it doesn't hurt them. Have you seen your puppy yet? Maybe you can have the breeder show you or send a pic of it.The puppy will be 12 weeks right after the Holidays. I put down half of the payment, the rest is due when the puppy is picked up. What is the difference in price for the repair?
Which breeder are you getting her from? Hopefully you're paying a large amount to a good breeder!Thank you for your replies. I have seen the puppy. I say it was love at first sight! My husband is my voice of reason, and wants me to make sure. I have heard and read so many stories of puppies that later have problems. I have had experience with dogs that need special care, surgery, etc. Not only is it very expensive, it takes a toil on your heart.
I have never paid such a large amount for a puppy, but then again, I have never had a maltese or toy breed. I am not sure what the right deposit amount would be either.
I so happy to find such a great site. Thank you again for all your replies.
Hi!Ballarata Maltese (Stacy)?
I sent you an PM regarding the breeder.
Oh I don't think I paid too much. I think it was very reasonable. I just meant growing up my parents paid $60 for our dog, and my husband paid $200-300 for his pure breed German Shepherd several years ago.