If I buy a Boxer pup with a A WRITTEN 1 YEAR HEALTH GUARANTEE, and the boy shipped to me with one testicle should I be able to get another pup espcially if the pup was going top be used for breeding? Or would I just have to take the pup since it's not deadly or anything. The breeder told me he can still do it with one but I want him to have two... What ya think?
You NEVER want to breed a dog with on one testicle. There is a good chance the other is still in the body and not decended. If that is the case, that can be deadly as it leads to cancer. The dog needs to be neutered. He is not breed/show quality. If the breeder is telling you he can still do it with one, I would just take my losses and find a reputable breeder. The person you are dealing with clearly doesn't care about the dogs he is selling. Also a 1yr health guarentee is CRAP, I would not purchase a breeding dog with any less then a 3yr health guarentee. It gives me time to have the hips x-rayed and evaluated, after 2yrs.
It would have violated my pups health guarantee. Depends what is in your guarantee. Some are very specific. A one year guarantee is bottom of the barrel garbage.. as many petstores offer the same.. My puppymill bitch came with a 1 year guarantee..
If the breeder is telling you that you can still breed your pup. I'd neuter it, also cut my losses and find a better breeder. Cryptorchidism has a genetic link. Not something anyone reputable purposely passes on.
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Depends on 'exactly' your contract says. If he was simply sold and you only 'told' him you planned to breed and he has only one, nothing you can do. If, in fact the contract states he is being sold as a show or breeding quality animal, then yes they should replace the dog.
If you choose to keep him, DO NOT breed him, have him neutered. Breeding can cause damage to the male not to mention its genetic.
If this so called 'breeder' is telling you he can still breed, then likely you have NO decent contract and you will have yourself a loving family pet, since no good or even relatively decent breeder would tell you that. Sounds like they are trying to cover their butts by telling you soemthing that is not a good choice for your males well being.
Kind of sounds like you already own this dog.....neutering him is your only ethical option.
BTW how old is this pup? He may be young enough that it still has time to drop.
If all you wanted the dog for was breeding then yes send it back. You probably won't get a refund though. And the breeder will likely sell it to another person wanting to breed it.
If you are going to be breeding please put more time and thought into this.
Boxers are a breed with so many health problems. Breeding them for anything less than bettering the breed is only causing problems. And to better the breed you do not buy a puppy and expect to breed it.
And this breeder you bought from is not a good breeder. Advising you to breed this dog is horrible and selling a dog without any kind of alter contract to an unknowledgeable person is not very wise. Their goal was purely to make money. Not someone you buy a pet from let alone a breeding dog.
Go to some local shows and get involved. You may be able to find a good breeder to sell you a dog without a spay neuter contract but remember even if you get it you only breed it if its been proven health and conformation wise. They have to have a good temperament to. And even after all the work you put into it after the dog is two years old and health tested it may turn out to be nothing more than a pet.
So if you love the breed get this dog altered and love it. If you make it just about breeding you will go through a lot of dogs before finding the right one.
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It is highly, highly recommended that you DO NOT allow this little fella to sire a litter of puppies.
The thing is, even in a new puppy, both testicles should be palpable, even before they are visible.
They are located behind the kidneys, near the abdomen and decend via the ingunal canal. The purpose for them to "drop" is cooler temperature. Near the abdomen, it is very warm; there is a higher metabolic rate that causes the cells to divide rapidly and that can ultimately lead to testicular cancer. It is also genetic and can be passed to offspring, as perviously mentioned.
Did you ask the breeder if any of the other puppies in this litter had the same condition? What about decendants of either parent?
Another consideration is that the sperm he produces will have a 50/50 chance of being viable. Yes, he may still be able to perform the physical act of breeding, but it may or may not take.
Your best bet is to have him neutered and enjoy his company as a great pet! We owned a female boxer for 12 years and she was one of the smartest dogs I have ever owned. They are very loyal and great companions.
Sorry, I did not answer your initial question but I think you have been given great advice already. The health guarantee is only as good as the breeder who enforces it. Hope this helps and best of luck!
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