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Old 04-11-2009, 05:59 PM
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Default Breeder Questions. How long is a good health guarantee? plus MORE. HELP PLEASE

as some of you know, I've been looking for the right breeder to get a Papillon. Ive just been looking at websites and I found a website that I really liked so I emailed and found out a couple things that im not sure about.. Ive never purchased a dog from a breeder so I figured i would get some opinions..

-they have a 6 month health guarantee against life threatening hereditary aliments : Is that normal? good? ive always seen 1 year, never 6 months. is 6 months really enough for issues to pop up?

- im going to quote how they said this "Companion prices are 1000-1600 with quality extra tiny ones going as high as 1800" .. something about that threw me off. maybe the wording? is it just me?

- They only accept Cash.. normal?

if anyone would like to know the website of the breeder, please PM me.
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Old 04-11-2009, 06:06 PM
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A good one is at least 5 years.. a great one is lifetime.
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Old 04-11-2009, 06:08 PM
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A good one is at least 5 years.. a great one is lifetime.
thats what I thought. I mean, do any issues really show up in 6 months??

Its so weird because from the look of the website, they looked spectacular.. kind of a let down
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Old 04-11-2009, 06:15 PM
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Some issues will show up but not all will.

I will say I see ALOT of breeders who only give a one year guarantee... but that doesnt mean its right... it is what it is.

Also, a good breeder should NOT be selling "tiny" ones for more. Actually good breeders are careful about who the smaller ones in a litter go to because they can be more fragile, have more issues. Although I dont know how small "tiny" is in a papillon. Are we talking, 5 pounds or less?

The cash thing doesnt really put up any flags though... I dont know any breeders who take credit cards and this breeder probably got burned with a personal check. Or if they wont take bank checks, money orders, they are probably trying to circumvent taxes which is a little shady.
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I'm torn on this one . To me no breeder knows what may be down the road .
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- im going to quote how they said this "Companion prices are 1000-1600 with quality extra tiny ones going as high as 1800" .. something about that threw me off. maybe the wording? is it just me?.
I don't like the extra tiny ones being sold at a premium price. That's where the problems start when they glorify the ones that are smaller than they should be.
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back to the drawing board. just goes to show the perfect website does NOT mean the perfect breeder
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Hmm, that's weird about the tiny ones. I would think the undersized dogs would go for the same as other pet quality puppies.
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Hmm, that's weird about the tiny ones. I would think the undersized dogs would go for the same as other pet quality puppies.
especially for paps. i see more sporting paps than i do purse dogs
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A lot of breeders give a one year.......Run away.
Two year contract still isn't worth the paper it is printed other than to use it for TP.

5 Year is getting good but not great because many issues often hit after 5 yrs.

Life Time is Idea, good luck finding that they are hard to find.
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