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Old 06-19-2005, 10:24 AM
Molie Molie is offline
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Originally Posted by Saje
That's good that you are thinking it through Mollie. If you are going to buy from a breeder you do want a responsible one. Your chances of getting a healthy puppy is much higher that way. What can you tell us about the breeder? What kind of health tests did the parents have? Did they ask you a lot of questions? Do they take responsibilty for their pups after adoption? ...
No, the breeder didn't ask me lots of questions and she hadn't done health tests except for heartworms and other parasites. We never talked what will happen after I adopt the puppy, but probably I would have no place to turn if any problem arises. Otherwise she uses the best products, puppies are well socialised and taken care of, I know that. But that's not enough. I began doubting her when she gave me incorrect weight numbers. I feel that sometimes I know more about maltese then she does.

So my question is how I must say her now that I will not take the puppy anymore? I don't want to be rude... But what and how should I say that?

And by the way, I found another "responsible" breeder who does all healh tests and her dogs are champions. But she's asking 2000$ for a puppy and even with this price she has lots of reservations for futur litters! It's really excpensive for me...
If I cannot pay 2000$ does it mean that I'm a bad dog owner and shouldn't get one?...
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Old 06-19-2005, 12:27 PM
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Unless you want a show dog, this is a lot of money.
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