Bichon Puppies / Dog Couldn't Be Fully Registered
I bought a male bichon from the owner of Texas Family Bichons. After turning in the paperwork to get the dog registered with AKC, I received a letter from them telling me the dog could only be conditionally registered, because of parentage issues down the line. I paid about $500 for the dog. I called the owner because she got the same letter from AKC and basically asked her what she was going to do about it. All I got from her that she was affected to, because she bought a ### that had a cloudy heritage (my dogs mother).
Now four years later, I noticed a cloudiness in one of the eyes of my male. Take him to vet and she tells me he has a cataract in that eye. He's only four. Did research and found that is common in these dogs.
My issue is that this lady is a breeder and should have done her homework before purchasing a ### with issues. Now, I have a young male who is going blind.
Just want buyers to beware of this breeder and ask about certification for there eyes. Also, put a stipulation in the paperwork that if there are issues with AKC, you will get part of your money back if you choose to keep the dog.