by astrovan2487 on 20 February 2021 - 09:02
Testing for LTV is a relatively new thing, even here in the US. I bet that we will see it become as common as HD or ED testing in the years to come as its just as serious if not more so. I believe its now included in SV testing as its become such a big issue for the breed. Not something to be overlooked.
by Rik on 20 February 2021 - 09:02
heidi, I did read your original post several times before I posted and it was confusing, at least for me on the cost.
anyway, I've been there and understand. here's hoping that your new addition is everything you hope for. and I apologize for the misunderstanding.
by jillmissal on 21 February 2021 - 18:02
Similarly $5,000 for 8 months of boarding is just silly. I personally would never do this anyway, I don't like other people putting foundations on my puppies.
Are there no decent breeders of a dog breed you like in NZ? I'll go so far as to say the breeder of this puppy isn't even a very good one, if they are willing to breed a bitch with a severe health fault. It is an absolute pet peeve of mine and there is no excuse for it. You might pay $20K (with a BANK LOAN!!!! We haven't even touched on this but OMG don't do this) for a dog that ends up euthanized at 18 months with a spinal disorder.
by duke1965 on 22 February 2021 - 03:02