Paradise Dachshunds / Miniature dachshund breeder
I purchased a dog from Paradise Dachshunds January 2015. The dog was 9 months old and had been kept back for show, however, she did not have the qualifications as a show dog and I was told also to small to breed. I was charged the full price I would have been charged had I taken a 8 week old puppy. $1500. I was told it was due to the fact that she had vaccinations given already. Shortly after I took possession of the dog she began to show signs of an ammunition system disorder called Vasculitus. This disorder affects the pads of the paws and the ears. With my dog, the ears only so far. It was terribly stressful. I had to take her to a specialist to get the disease under control. Her ears bled out and the ends of her ears died so that she actually has pieces of her ears missing, scaring and hair loss. She is on medication for the duration of her life which costs about $60/mth and has to go to a dermatologist for check ups. This was caused by vaccinations she received prior to being purchased by me. In addition she has pattern hair loss and also had a umbilical hernia which was repaired just this past week after it suddenly enlarged on the outside.the breeder is well aware that I was dissatisfied that I paid such a large amount of money for a dog that has so many genetic issues and particularly the vasculitus since it does not show until several months after the vaccinations, the vaccinations that she was responsible for having her given and the reason I paid such a high price for a 9 month old puppy. When I told her all of the issues and I thought as a breeder she would want to know, her comment was that she wasn't breeding the dogs mother any more any way. Although her contract states no refunds for any health issues down the road, the issues were something that couldn't have been detected at the first vet visit and since she had the vaccinations administered I feel that she is responsible. Ethically speaking, I feel that I should be given at least a partial refund to help with the initial expenses of caring for my dogs immune system disorder which was triggered by vaccinations when she was not in my care/ownership.