I called my breeder to let her know what happened to my puppy, the only thing she cared about was to remind me that she better be spayed by the time she is 7 months or she will reclaim her. I intend on spaying her anyway, I would like to know if this is a common practice or is she just being a *****?
I do not personally know any breeders who do not have a spay/neuter clause in their puppy contracts. I include one in mine as well.
If your breeder is showing no interest (as backyard breeders tend to do) in the health of your puppy now, then don't expect any help from them later in life at all. This is a serious problem and the breeder should be very willing to help you with any questions you have.
Any good breeder has a spueter contract, and a clause for legal action if you don't follow through. It's nothing to swear about. IF you are one of the people having a fit, likely you'd be the same people good breeders would be turning away from buying their puppies. It comes with the territory of being a good breeder.
Of course good breeders do this, there are some who are a little too hung up on it though. I've been to shelters where this is ALL they talk about. It drives me nuts. Of course I spay and neuter all my dogs, and I understand some people need to get the message. It just can get a little annoying if they keep at it over and over.
Well, yes I can understand that she has a spay/neuter agreement and I am sure the buyer does too. It was the fact that the puppy was injured and she was more worried about the spay/neuter agreement. I think she should've shown a little more sympathy for the puppy being hurt instead of worrying about the spay/neuter agreement right now.
Child shouldn't be running in a way with a 13 week old dog that it could be stepped on or potentially killed. Breeder is potentially kicking herself over the sale anyhow. Least if it's spuetered it won't be procreating to make more little puppies to get harmed.
Even if it is in your contract, legaly she can not just reclaim the dog. There are some contracts that are not legaly enforcable, and that would be one of them. She could take you to court but she'd have to prove damages for breech of contract.
Sounds like she is being responsible and looking out for her puppy to me. If you agreed to have the dog spayed when you purchased her and were planning on doing it anyway, why not just do it and have it done with?
I will go back and read this again to make sure I understood it all...
Not to mention your breeder probably was upset that something like that even happened to her puppy.
So, yes after reading the start to the story now, I think she was being rude and I don't blame her. You just got the puppy 2 days ago and believe me, I know that accidents can and do happen but that was her puppy before it was yours and since you care about it so much, try putting yourself in her shoes and understand how she must feel.
Some people just aren't good at communicating the way they are feeling especially in the heat of the moment having something traumatic sprung on them, so you just get bits and pieces of emotion in what they say.
the re-claiming thing (the way you said it) sounded a little harsh but I think it's a good thing. It kind of shows that they are a responsible breeder.At 7 months they should be old enough to be spayed/neutered anyway so I don't think she was being that harsh. In the long run it's a good thing. a couple less puppies that won't end up put to sleep.
To me, I just don't think this topic was all about the spay/neuter agreement. I just think they were talking about the fact the puppy got hurt and the breeder could only care about the spay and neuter thing. If she was upset about her puppy being injured why didn't she act concerned?
I think accidents happen, I don't think they meant to step on her foot. The boy was just playing with it. The puppy will be okay in time.
Well we only know one side of the story. I'm sure the breeder said something about the dog getting trampled on. And if she didnt I'm sure it was because she didnt know what to say. I assume she said what she did about the spay thing because she was mad something like that happened to her puppy.
Sounds like the breeder is upset about the dog being hurt (not sure what happened, must have missed that part of this story). Instead of showing that towards you, she wants to ensure you at least get the dog spayed. I know my breeder would act that way, as she gets very upset when she hears about one her puppies getting hurt. I think it's a good thing.
chels, the way your mind works is fascinating sometimes.
At least iluvmypoms gets and understands what I was saying. I said exactly the same thing as she did in my response a few posts up....to which you had a snippy little remark, but to her post (which was the same general idea as mine) you conclude "True!"...