Amen! My brother bought a puppy for my mom from someone that was not reputable. After my mom was totally attached we found out the dog had a genetic problem with her bladder. The lady would not even talk to my brother, and mom had to get her dog two operations. I am glad we have our Tia but we also were not wise. I lost the card from the breeder so I can never go talk to her about Tia. We got Tia outside of Wal-mart. We were lucky and we did not know not to buy from just anyone. I have learned much since coming to this site. Thanks for the posts!Jac said:And, my point is that if buyers can't afford the $1000-$2000 price tag for a healthy puppy from a good breeder...I wish that they would consider what they will do when that puppy gets a serious health issue and their "breeder" won't even talk to them...where will they get the thousands of dollars necessary to ease the pain of genetic disease or, more importantly, to save the life of their dog?
If they buy from a reputable breeder, and (God forbid) something happens...at least that breeder will be there for them, to help with emotional support, suggestions, and even money to get that baby the best possible care.