krazybronco2 wrote:Copterdoc and rick I hear what u are saying but i know one of the top producing stud boykins has hip problems. Has an ofa number but I have seen them have to work the hip out before running and not sure if this is true but have heard that one other top stud had to get 2-3 different x rays to even get an ofa number. Again not sure if the last part is true or not but that is the word on the street. So I personally with a Boykin I would want a written guarantee.
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So you get a written warranty and the pup that's become part of your family by then turns out to have CHD. Are you going to return it to the breeder for a refund or new pup, as is the requirement with most written warranties I've seen? Or are you going to neuter your dog, as the other warranties I've seen require, and keep it so you can experience the expense and misery of sharing its life?
Or...instead of placing your faith in a warranty, are you going to really do your homework and follow the OFA's advice to study vertical pedigree
, which will show you the health certifications, or lack thereof, of the siblings of those dogs in Pup's pedigree and presents a more accurate picture of probability than what's in the regular pedigree?
I'm going to do the later, and if I check off on what I find there, the chances of Pup developing CHD should be nil and certainly low enough that I'd not be comfortable holding the breeder responsible if it did occur.
If you think I'm wrong, you might be right.