i BOUGHT A 4 year OLD yorkie THAT CANT EAT NORMAL AND WHEN HE DOES ATEMPT TO EAT HE NOES IT WILL HURT HIS MOUTH SO HE EAETS VARY LITTLE. THE OWNER DIDNT TELL US ABOUT THE PROBLEM AND WE Was forced to take him to the vet and the vet seid 75% of them will need to be pulled.when he vet seen his teeth he seid" this is the worst teeth hes ever seem" we called the owner and they wouldnt answer our call. we so emailed her and she seid its our problem now .. grr .. we wanted to no does anyone no the law in Ohio about disclosing such information.? we feel bad for the dog and and are trying to get his teeth fixed so at least he would beable to eat even thought he would have to eat soft water soacked mushed dog food for the reast of his life. this caould have been avoided if only he wasnt keeped in a cage and gaven a bone from time to time... we had a dog the same age and he was taken by a coyote so thats why we got him .. but didnt no we would be lied to
***Edited By: BYRONCOOK on 2/3/2010 7:06:28 PM*** Reason: wrong spelling
All but one of the yorkies I have known have ended up with many teeth pulled. It seems to be pretty common in the badly bred/conformed dogs,even some of the better bred ones seem to have mouth issues. Its something I see come up every time people ask about the breed.
The previous owner may have not even realized. Many people do not pay that much attention and will get rid of an animal vs finding out what is wrong.
I'd just get the teeth fixed and be done with it.
Did you pay that much for a four year old yorkie to want to recoup expenses? Was this a breeder?
If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons -James Thurber
Adult dogs are generally purchased as-is buyer beware. I paid in the 5 digits for my stud dog and I knew if he dropped dead in the car ride home that it was going to be my problem. That is why I have his semen frozen, just in case.
You have to expect most adult dogs to have some issue. They are not puppies.
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My Name is Byron Me and my wife had a yorkie pet dog that goten taken by a coyote he was 5 years old at the time just a couple days befor cristmas. we desided we would buy a other yorkie dog to keep our female one year old company so we found a breeder that lives in Scio, Ohio. we are from Leslie, Mi. thats about 320 miles from here. anyways we was inquiring about a 1 year old male yorkie that was the father of a 4 month old yorkie that she also had listed in her web site. after she agreed to sell the one year old yorkie for the same amount of $700.00 same as the 4 month old puppy , we agreed on that one so we drove there to her house to get it .. we arived at her home at about 6:00 pm and she had this yorkie out and ready for us to look at.. after a little while i was thinking this dog looked older then a one year old and I told my wife this dog looks older then the one we seen on her web site.. then the seller seid ohh yea he maybe 3 or maybe 4years old. we was confused becouse she only had two male yorkie dogs listed for sale on her website. then she seid wait ill get his papers ..when she left the room i told my wife i wouldnt pay that amount for that old of a yorkie and when she returned with the dogs papers she seid ohh yea hes almost 5 . .. i told her then i wouldnt pay that much for him. we then asked where was the other two dogs she had listed in her web site she seid ohh they been sold. we was shocked .. now we have this almost 5 year old here and we ended up geting him but we first asked her if he had any health or habbit problems we need to no and she seid nope hes a healthy dog. so we payed her 500.00 for him and brought him home. after we got home it was late and we interdused him to our female then went to bed. the next morning my wife gave him a bath becouse he kinda had a bad smell. when she did she opened up his mouth he had vary VARY bad teeth and thats what smelled so badly.. we then emailed her and she seid sence we talked her down in price if we think he needs his teeth fixed then she wouldnt pay for it to be done and told us to use the money we saved by talking her down in price to pay for it. .. we then noticed he wasnt eating his dog food and so we tryed to watch and see if he could even eat at all .. he couldnt eat even soft dog food without it hurting his mouth we emailed her again and told her that he couldnt even eat, she replyed to leave her alone and dont email her again. then we had to do somthing for the dogs sack so he could eat. we took him to a vet and he seid that this dog had been neglected vary bady and 75% of his teeth would have to be removed. he took blood sample to check to see if any poision was in his blood strem from the tooth problem,befor he did any dental work. witch he then seid if he had bad news then he would call us on the phone. but if he dont call we was to come for a dental apointment on feb.10th .. i emailed the seller again to let her no what the vet seid and she still dont reply. I was wondering is there laws there that protect buyers like in this situation.? and if so would you be willing to take the case .. i have worned her that we was leaning to take her to court but still no reply.. In best we still will have a dog for our little female but now we have to be carfull that he would get hard dog food stuck in throut and possibly may kill him.becouse he still wouldnt be able to chew. we was after a healthy one year old . but settaled for this one becouse we thought he was healthy ..
also we thought that she lied after we figured out what happen and we had our sister email her inquiring about the 4 month old yorkie and she seid yeap hes still forsale ..and she seid she would be home all day to just come and get him anytime that being last sunday. so now we no she lied to us and wanted to get rid of this dog to us instead.
we saved and printed the emails to help prove her intentions.and still to this day the dogs are still lited in her "PUPPYS for sale area in her website.
I think she took advantage of my wifes good nature and was thinkiing humm if there driving that far maybe ill give this dog thats in bad shape instead.
does anyone no any advise what i should do?
***Edited By: BYRONCOOK on 2/4/2010 8:21:39 PM*** Reason: wrong spelling
I think the breeder took advantage of you. It sounds like you were noticing some things that didn't seem right, but you went ahead with the purchase anyway. Did you sign any type of purchase contract? If not, I think you are out of luck. She offered up a dog, you had a chance to check it out, and you agreed to buy it. If you had any kind of reservations, you should have had an agreement written up that would spell out the terms for you returning the pup. If the seller objects to writing up a purchase contract, I think that's a sign that you should walk away.
BTW -- You were considering buying a one year old dog that had already sired a pup that was 4 months old? Did you think about that at all?
I'm sorry, but I think you now have a pup with bad teeth, and a seller with no remorse. I wish you the best of luck with him.
she had vary bad intentions im sure, and she had it all planed and it worked. yeah i think we been took.. he cant even eat puppy chow the soft kind he trys to but he cant..we have to soak the dog food and after a hour mash it with a fork .then serve it to him, we have the one year old yorkie that eats hard dog food.i dont want her to eat soft dog food becouse with her eating the hard dog food it kinda helps to clean her teeth aswell . so now we have to worrrie about him sneeking hers and chocking to death. this is our worrie now.
Hi Byron, Iím sorry you lost your pup and that this didnít work out quite like you hoped with this new little guy. Even though it does seem the intention was to get you there for one of the others and then try and place the one you purchased, it doesnít seem there is much you would be able to do about it since you bought him knowing he wasnít the other pup and was almost 5 and donít seem to have a contract or anything that might cover this sort of thing (and most wouldnít cover a need for dental cleaning specifically). It really doesnít matter that you went to see another pup instead initially. Like others have said, you did have the option of not purchasing/adopting this little guy (or one of the others) and looking into things further if you were considering bringing him home and getting some sort of agreement in writing. In this case you could have opened his mouth and looked like you did later after you got him home and seen his teeth before you gave her money. You negotiated on and purchased/adopted this little guy anyways. This is not the sort of thing most laws cover. It wouldnít be looked at the same as if she knew the dog had a serious heart defect or something and placed home without disclosing it. Nodogyet summed it up about as simply and as straight forward as it could be put. I hate the comparison but much like if you were purchasing an older car that might be in reasonable condition but still likely to have some issues due to age and wear, kicked the tire and decided you didnít need a mechanic to take a look, agreed to purchase with no warranty of drivability and realized there were some issues once you drove it and had to get them fixed and after that things worked pretty much normally. Yorkieís are known for having bad teeth like Joce already said. I know people that work in clinics with breeds prone to bad teeth that sometimes clean their pups teeth as soon as 6 months after the last one because they are starting to get nasty again already despite brushing. At my little guys last dental a year after the one before, if you didnít take into account he was a Yorkie you wouldnít think it had been done within the last year (and brushing) and the teeth that were removed brought him down to a whopping 4 teeth. He does have several years on this little guy and was more than double his age at the time (he was eleven then). 3 of the 4 teeth that are left are his canines. Initially after a dental and losing teeth their mouth is sore (but probably not as sore as it is now) but they build up scar tissue in their gums and many dogs with no teeth eat their dry kibble like they did before so that you know it is possible. He eats small bites dry food (only) since less than 2 weeks after the last dental. Your little guys gums may not be in as good of shape so it may take them a little longer to heal. You may decide or prefer to continue with soft food but you should see an improvement once he is healed. You are probably also going to notice his personality really come out and begin to shine and heíll be much happier since he wonít be in so much pain anymore. This is really something you would pretty much have to do anyways just not expected quite this soon if you didnít look at his teeth before you brought him home. Just get his teeth fixed and love him to pieces and do the next dental when itís needed. It doesnít seem you are going to be able to do anything as far as the lady you got him from.
Seems to me this was done in purpose. She figured after having driven that far that you wouldnt want to leave empty handed and would settle just to make the trip worth it.
Also, seeing the issues it had that you lived too far to truly do anything about it, such as be willing to drive all the way back to return it.
Was there any contract at all? Was is just you paid cah, she handed you a dog? With this breed, teeth issues are very common and it is not unusual for them to have needed some teeth pulled by 5 and yearly cleanings as well.
If there was no contract, then there is nothing you can do. Did ither you or your wife go over the dog and examine it before agreeing to purchase?
$500 for a yorkie, even at almost 5 is a good deal. Looks like you just learned a $500 lesson unfortunately. Scarey, seems this person probably lives 10 minutes from me and I never knew anyone around here even had this breed.