|Toto, CD, RN, CGC|
We don't do- doodles!!!
|Barked: Thu Nov 15, '12 12:47pm PST |
|"The pet shop where i saw her buys from breeders that only breed one or 2 breeds and they can only breed their females once a year and must pay atention to the breed standard or the lady won't even think about selling the puppy."
First of all, NO responsible breeder of ANY BREED is going to allow their puppies to be sold thru a pet store to people they have never even met.
Secondly, even at $200 if this pups parents have had NO prebreeding health screening you can be looking at some very, very costly health issues cropping up! Paps have hereditary blindness, luxating patellas, heart issues, and more. Without the parents being screened for these diseases, you have NO IDEA what can develop in this puppy.
Finally, any puppy allowed to urinate/defecate in its sleeping area for five months is going to be extremely difficult to housebreak. It CAN be done, but it is not going to be easy. Other behavioral issues can likely develop due to this pup spending this much of the most critical puppy development period in a cage.
Considering you are wanting a service dog, I would certainly pass on this puppy!! IMO, the deck is too stacked against it having the sound temperament you need for that SD.