German Shepherd Dog > Look at these hips (763 replies)
by Blitzen on 03 January 2012 - 23:15
|ROFLMAO...a "she said I'm too fat" lawsuit? I'd love to read that affadavit!|
by GSD Admin on 03 January 2012 - 23:16
by Chaz Reinhold on 03 January 2012 - 23:20
|http://www.pedigreedatabase.com/german_shepherd_dog/bulletins.read?mnr=451202 someone can link it. Too hard from a phone.|
by Jenni78 on 03 January 2012 - 23:21
|Thx, GSD. |
Blitzen, I'll do you one better. If you email me, I can tell you more. I can't post it here, of course, but gawd, it's a must-read.
by Abby Normal on 03 January 2012 - 23:30
|Off to bed now - Good luck tomorrow Kai & Chrissy - you are in my prayers & thoughts tonight.|
by Chaz Reinhold on 03 January 2012 - 23:41
|One of the coolest things about that thread is Frank defending Hans, all excited to get a pup in 2010. Oh, and the fact that I can picture some of you with chocolate pudding on your nose.|
by beetree on 03 January 2012 - 23:48
|Awe shucks, Chaz, can't you ever give me a break? I was still in my "Bright Eye and Bushytail" phase back then. I have no illusions anymore. LOL|
Please, if you do know an honorable breeder who won't stick it to a newbie on the East Coast, I'd really like to know.
by Slamdunc on 03 January 2012 - 23:49
You live and learn. I think Rooka explained it best on page 12 of that thread. The original two threads regarding that situation were deleted.
by Chaz Reinhold on 03 January 2012 - 23:54
|Beetree/Slam, I know. It's just fun to to back and look at old pics where we had sideburns and a porn stache. I understand. Some people are persuasive, that's why they're in sales. I tried to give you hints in that thread, but I'm not very persuasive.|
by Vom Sirius on 03 January 2012 - 23:59
|Sorry to hear this|
as I'm going thru the same thing atm and know how much it hurts and how stressful it can be I went so far as to get my girl scored as she showed no out ward signs of being in pain(or so we thort at the time she is a tough working dog with a high pain threshold she is much more active now and a much better eater)
she came back 14 on her good hip and 51 on the bad hip (thats really bad)
she is from a repuiable breeder and going back generations seam to have good hips and elbows(as far as you can tell with dogs scored under a different system to ours any way)
for me it is doublely devistateing as not only is she my pride and joy she was a single puppy litter and is and exceptional dog so the genetic loss is stagering as well
atm while we work out the best option for her (she is 18 months) she is on a herbal anti inflamitory, rose hip (for the vit C)
glucosamine and conjointron (with msm is fine to)
and she has just had 1 shot of catrofen(pentosan) a week for 4 weeks and it really seams to be helping (then monthly and then 3 monthly)
we also keep a non steroidal pain killer/anti inflamitory on hand in case it's needed
she seams very happy and is a changed dog no longer is she my quite shadow with perfect obediance now if I'm not careful she's off after a roo while on our walks(while my hart is in my mouth hopeing she dosen't hurt her self)
we also aim to keep her very fit slow walks swimming and an amazeing under water tread mill at the local hydro therepy center (k9)
hope that helps it is not cheep but it all depends on how attached you are for me I waited 8 years for this dog and I will spend what I need to to keep her with me as long as she is happy and not in to much pain
we are also going thru surgery options but I have yet to have a compleate answer re recovery percentages and times (so am waiting to hear)
by Red Sable on 04 January 2012 - 00:13
|Those old threads are funny Chaz, though I noticed you didn't drink the kool-aid.|
That last thread was the turning point for me. Just too many screw ups when it comes to disclosure.
I hope Lyda is doing well, maybe rooka will pop back in and give us an update.
As for Sonia, nice job of trying to discredit the witness by the defence, but the fact remains she still could have gotten a less than stellar pup.
by Peter825 on 04 January 2012 - 00:21
|Chrissy and Ace,|
I stumbled across your thread while researching hip dysplasia this week. Our 10 month old Wheaten Terrier, Tucker, was diagnosed with bilateral hip dysplasia on Saturday, and it's pretty pronounced. He's always walked a little funny, and he bunny-hops when he runs, but he doesn't seem to be in pain from it. BUT, we took him to the vet Saturday for another issue (minor), and she discovered the hips. She recommended an orthopedic specialist in town for an FHO, and he has an appt in 10 days, but they quoted us $2500 per hip for the FHO.
We live in Tucson, too! I see you've gotten a quote in the PHX area for $1300 per hip. Ace, is that one of the vets you linked early in this thread? Or where is it?
Tucker is 45 pounds and very exuberant! He's well muscled so far, and we want to consider getting it done before the arthritis sets in. Our 4 kids are totally in love with this dog, so euthenasia and return-for-replacement warrantees are out of the question. Any help with a good surgery quote? Everyone in the PHX are my wife has called so far is no cheaper than the $2500 quote we got here in Tucson.
Thanks a lot!!
by Peter825 on 04 January 2012 - 00:24
|(BTW, Tucker's appointment in 10 days is for the consultation, which itself will cost $90. The appt isn't for the surgery, which is what it looks like when I re-read the post!)|
by Jenni78 on 04 January 2012 - 00:26
|Re:defenSe, it's interesting that you see the sheer insanity as the discrediting factor, and not the fact that this is Sonia/Eva's MO. How many breeders did she do this to? Sure, it's POSSIBLE that there was something wrong w/the pup, but she could never prove anything, never could show us anything that said the pup wasn't normal, and the odds really don't point in her favor. I guess she just has really bad luck that ALL her dogs have problems and she's seeking legal help on all of them. I mean, wow, she's one unlucky lady. LOL|
by Chaz Reinhold on 04 January 2012 - 00:27
|Mrs. Sable, I remember his ads in Dog World magazine in the late 80s. I called him and that was the last of it.|
by workingdogz on 04 January 2012 - 00:38
You do realize some of the people posting here and other threads were just babies/toddlers in the 80's right? But now they are BREEDERS ;)
Those ads make me chuckle, I clearly remember them, in fact will ask the SO if we still have some old DW's laying around somewhere for laughs.
by Chaz Reinhold on 04 January 2012 - 00:55
|WD, remember he had a picture of a dog with a soldier, and it said, " from a movie"?|
by Jenni78 on 04 January 2012 - 01:05
|How old was Chaz in the 80's? LOL|
by Chaz Reinhold on 04 January 2012 - 01:13
|Old enough to keep my Dog World and playboys sepArate.|
by beetree on 04 January 2012 - 01:15
|I agree Jenni, Sonia likely is BSC. However, I also agree with RSable, the fact she was able to extract her refunded purchase price from the "Warranty Queen", madame Debbie, kind of puts a new twist on things for me. She was threatening litigation. See any similarities here? I think AlpineK9 are smart enough to know when they would lose in court is all, and really that's all it takes.|