Question for you breeders on genetic illnesses
OK, one of the guys in my Schutzhund club just lost his 9 month old pup. The dog started having severe pain issues and was at the vets 3 days before he passed from illness. The preliminary autopsy reports show that it was a genetic kidney defect. Well, the breeder (and no I am not going to name them) has had several reports lately of dogs with genetic kidney issues. The oldest one I have seen was a 3 year old I believe.
The breeder told the owner he would replace the dog. My question is, with so many dogs coming up with kidney issues from this kennel, would you chance it? How would you handle this? I personally don't know if I would risk getting another pup from them and possibly going through the same thing.
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