Deer wrote:Bad breeders upset me so much.
Being the dog enthusiast that I am, I get worked up about these things.
Did you hear good things about this breeder before adopting? Did you go meet the puppy before taking her home?
The breeder is a family friend, and we just heard he had AKC bred European Doberman puppies, so we went to look at the females and met all of them, and chose out the smallest one, which had the defects, and we couldn't see anything wrong at first because of how small she was/how unnoticeable it was as a pup, but if we examined the toe, we could have noticed, yet again, we didn't think the pups would have issues, besides the father's drinking issue (he drops more water than he has in his mouth; so it gets everywhere) and the mother's jumping habit. (Which my dog inherited both habits- fixed the jumping habit to when we say 'hug' she'll jump up and give us a hug. ^^ It's cute when she does it and smiles, even if she hides her smile. xD The water issue, we can't really fix, we've tried to, but nothing works.. she's messy with her water.)
Otherwise that was his dog's first litter, and we didn't expect to get a pup, but I sort of got my mom to let me get her.