by heidii on 17 February 2021 - 18:02
Another issue is one of the parents are LTV-MILD. Should i be staying away?
by Q Man on 17 February 2021 - 18:02
Is that the going price for the quality you want for a puppy (what age?)
I don't know about Showlines but I personally wouldn't be putting up a deposit until at least the breeding has taken place and the pregnancy has been verified...
by heidii on 17 February 2021 - 19:02
Yes the mating hasn't taken place, they said it will in March.
This is a working line litter and training is foundations for IGP before the puppy is old enough to be sent. We have strict quarantine so the puppy will need to be kept by the breeder for a few months before flying.
Do you know much about LTV? We do not test for this in our country and a MILD result is worrying or is this acceptable?
by jillmissal on 17 February 2021 - 21:02
I cannot fathom this being a reasonable price for a puppy LET ALONE one whose parent has a genetic red flag. Huge red flag. HUGE.
I take deposits before I do the mating, so that part doesn't bother me. The puppy price does. As does the practice of breeding a dog with LTV (it predisposes the dog to a number of issues not the least of which is hind leg paralysis). There is no excuse for breeding a dog like that.
Sorry to be so blunt, but RUN. Do not buy this dog.
by heidii on 18 February 2021 - 00:02
$20,000 USD is all up including puppy price (which is only around $2500USD), flights, blood work, quarantine, board and training etc. The high price is due to our strict quarantine laws unfortunately and flight price during covid is very high too.
But yes i agree the LTV-MILD is concerning, I might have to pass it up :(
by txarkoeta on 18 February 2021 - 02:02
by astrovan2487 on 18 February 2021 - 08:02
I wouldn't take a dog for free that had known LTV in the pedigree. At least they told you about it though. Some dogs never have issues with it, many do. With so many health issues in the breed, is there really a good reason for breeding a dog with this issue? Something about a deformed spine, no matter how "mild" is not something I mess with after spending over $30K on a young dog with a spinal deformity. The sport is incredibly hard on dogs physically, healthy dogs many times have issues after years of repeditive impact on joints, I know of many who have retired dogs early because of LTV. It usually wont pop up all at once, sometimes starts with weird behavioral issues, screaming for no apparent reason, hind end weakness, progressively gets worse and not much can be done about it. $20k seems extremely expensive but I supposed if you are adding months of board and train that could explain some of it.
by Rik on 18 February 2021 - 08:02
$20,000 is a very high price for a pup.
for that money you should be able to get an adult, titled female, with health certs, and produce a whole litter of pups.
by Mike D on 18 February 2021 - 08:02
I have an 18 month old male I'd sell you for that. Started in IGP.
I have a 3 YO female IGP 1, "A-1" H & E. DM clear. You can have her for 20K also.
20K is crazy expensive for a puppy. Does that include keeping and raising and titling?
by apple on 19 February 2021 - 06:02