Originally Posted by caleybooth
Ok, I was just not wanting you to pass on the first pup soley because of the hernia.
I never said to pass on the dog because
of the hernia. I said that it suggests poor breeding and to look at what other problems could arise. I said I would probably pass. Now that I know the breed. I would look at the back ground of the parents/grandparents and decide if they have been bred because of papers or working abilities. If it's the later, I'd probably not worry about it.
I never said they are always a genetic defect. I said typically. I am aware that mothers could cause the hernia but that's not as common as breeders (people who have a ve$ted interest in them not being genetic) would like people to think.
I disagree with the hernia not being a sign of a bad breeder. I think that a responsible breeder would have the surgery done (along with the spaying) before anyone bought the dog. Like you said, now that you started cutting the cords and tying them, you quit having the hernias. Even if it's not "genetic", it's still an irresponsible breeder.