Join Date: Sep 2008
Dogs Name: Khaos, Thor, Cleopetra
Titles: U-GRCH, Int'l CH (Khaos) CGC (all)
Dogs Age: 1, 7, 11
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Since Khaos is one of the puppies mentioned I will briefly chime in.
Stunner is the littermate of Khaos and Mochas mother Cherry, Bella is sired by Khaos's sire and her mother is another littermate of Khaos and Mocha's mother. To my knowledge there were actually 9 puppies total she gave birth to. Two in the first litter, 2 in the second litter, of which Khaos was one and then 5 in the third litter, but one of them died.
Khaos is severely impacted by allergies and seems to have in general immune issues. He also experienced issues with his hip at 3 months which let me to discover, when I called OFA, that the mother was not OFA preliminary Excellent certified as was claimed by the breeder but that OFA in fact never received any Xrays for the dam. I also discovered that the dam is not Thyroid Normal but is in fact Hypothyroid, again not as claimed by the breeder when I received a copy of her thyroid report 4 months after getting Khaos, showing that she was in fact on 0.8mg of Thyrozine twice a day. I received no documentation to substantiate additional claims by the breeder of the dam being, Liver Normal, Cerf Normal and vWD Clear despite asking for it on numerous occasions. After I was promised I would be able to see and get copies of all the health testing prior to picking Khaos up, I was then given a lot of excuses over the next few months, including being told that nobody ever asks for these documents. My relationship with his breeder deteriorated severely with every new health struggle Khaos faced, so I find the claim that this breeder is always there for her puppy owners is at least in my case not true.
I will add that she did offered to replace Khaos with a puppy from her subsequent litter when he started experiencing the hip issue which I declined since I had already bonded with him and to me he is a part of my family and not interchangeable.
I hope the fact that Stunner is apparently, at least according to his Dobequest page, also hypothyroid to some degree doesn't impact the immune system of the puppies and I wish whoever buys those puppies the best of luck.