Teufel Hunden German Shepherds / Unhealthy puppy
I purchased a German Shepherd pup from this breeder for $1500 in March 2016 in Waxahachie, Texas. The pup has full AKC registration. The breeder guaranteed this is a healthy pup, and said he will replace pup if there is hip problem. I didn’t realize this kind of health guarantee doesn’t do any good or protection to me. I just simply trusted his pup is as healthy as he claimed.
In Fed 2018, I paid almost $600 to get my dog OFA X-ray exam after she reaches 24 months old. She was diagnosed with mild hip dysplasia. I contacted with the breeder and sent him all X-ray films and document. He told me the dog will have a normal life, and offered me a replacement. But, the dog will not have a normal life with hip dysplasia, and I will potentially pay big money for her hip dysplasia in her later life. Also, I will not trade her to another pup, she’s one of the family already. Obviously, the breeder knew this when he gave the health guarantee. No one will trade their own dog for a NEW pup. This breeder treats dog as merchandise which I can’t do it. With this health guarantee, I got no compensation but a hip dysplasia dog. He said he offered what he offered me when I picking up the pup. I didn’t realize when he said “replace” literally means to return my dog and get a new pup. I requested a refund, but he refused and didn’t reply my message. I messaged him the vet said the dog’s siblings may have same problem. of course, he didn’t reply at all.