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Old 08-01-2006, 10:41 AM
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A life guarantee means exactly what it sounds like, until the dog dies. I feel that problems, if they are to show up, would show up earlier than the last few months of the dog's life. I also feel that if you screen properly, you will get homes that will take extra good care of their dog they bought from you when he is 10+ and starting to develop typical old age health issues. You will not get someone who calls up when the dog is 15 and be like "his hips aren't good anymore, refund me." That's just stupid. I screen better than that. I've been doing rescue privately for years, I have a system of interviewing/home checking/education that has worked quite well, even for my quirky rescues.

With proper nutrition and exercise, you can keep most older dogs healthier, longer than the generic pet owner would think. My Alaskan is 16 and aside from the fact that she can't hear you unless you shout, you'd barely be able to tell. I make sure my adopters (and in the future, my puppy buyers) are aware of things they do today to their dog that will affect the dog later in life.
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Old 08-01-2006, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by bubbatd
Kudos for those who will say there will be no illness in their breeds.
Did you read my previous post? I remember saying that no breeder can guarantee the puppy can be healthy throughout it's life but will take responsibility if it did happen. If I didn't say that, or didn't say it right, then I guess there it is. I also remember saying not every breeder will take a dog back if a problem comes up. You heard correctly, different breeders, different policies.

Great post summitview. I know of two breeders that work together offer an "approved" food list for kibble/canned to their buyers, it's even stated on their contract that they must be feed one of them on the list. Another I know of, who I worship , requires raw and requires the buyers to choose a minimum vax protocol, normally dodd. Allergies are a big problem for my breed, so they educate and in turn, the buyers feed a good food suggested, rotate, and supplement to do all they can.
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Old 08-01-2006, 12:44 PM
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Sophie i have random question lol!

you talk about your breed alot lol but i was wondering which breed is it?

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