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by Sue-Ann on 02 April 2008 - 11:45
I had one business deal with the breeder several years ago that left a bad taste in my mouth. I'll never darken her door again. I am not her supporter by any means. My responses are based on pet people and their ideas about hip guarantees...nothing to do with the individual breeder. Honestly I was hoping it was I who simply just didn't get it. I'd like enlightenment if someone can share with me why if two parties agree on something, should one party insist on something else and then be mad when the other party wants to stick to the original agreement?
Life is certainly not black and white and there should be room to move beyond guarantees and contracts, especially if there is a specific situation one could not foresee. Hip displasia is something known in the breed to the point most breeders offer guarantees. With ANY breeding, even if repeated many times before with 100% normal hips, there is the potential for the dog to develop hip displasia.
Over the years having done rescue as well as my own breedings I've only ever seen 1 dog whose hips status required intervention at a young age. Each case is individual to that specific dog. The good news is that in *most* cases HD is not a critical finding for the long term health of a dog.
I hope Mason and his loved ones enjoy their dog for many years to come. I also hope the knowledge of his potential is comforting.