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post #21 of 26 Old 01-18-2012, 07:32 PM
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Ok, I was just not wanting you to pass on the first pup soley because of the hernia.
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post #22 of 26 Old 01-18-2012, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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Good to hear. Soooooooo many people get a dog thinking "Oh, it's cute!" only for it to end up in the shelter because the people couldn't handle it or its inherent issues.
That's why I wanted to adopt, but there wasn't anything that was good with my needs except one but the shelter only responds to my emails about once a week, and they don't want to talk on the phone.

It's something you need almost like air or water. ♥
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post #23 of 26 Old 01-19-2012, 10:43 AM
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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.

This, too, shall pass........
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post #24 of 26 Old 01-20-2012, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
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My girl. Going to pick her up in a few weeks from the shelter, she's a two year old American Staffordshire Terrier mix. House trained, spayed, utd on all shots, good with cats, dogs, and kids.

Her name is Nova.


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post #25 of 26 Old 01-20-2012, 08:16 PM
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She's beautiful :)
It's great you're adopting
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post #26 of 26 Old 01-21-2012, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah, I just hope everything goes right when I bring my Weimaraner to meet her.

It's something you need almost like air or water. ♥
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