WPT Great Pyrenees / Dog with Congential Issues
I purchased a Great Pyrenees puppy from this breeder in 2012--puppy born on March 5, 2012. The breeder has a contract guaranteeing that the puppy is free from hereditary defects. My puppy always had digestive issues, which I made the breeders aware of early; however, the true disease did not manifest until the puppy was about 1 1/2 years old--he had juvenile renal dysplasia. Basically, his kidneys did not grow or function well as the rest of this majestic dog grew. I was able to keep him alive until October 29, 2014. Once the diagnosis was made, I let the breeder know because this is a congenital issue. The breeder got very defensive and told me it could be other things like Lyme Disease. (I had already spent hundreds of dollars ruling out other things, including Lyme Disease.) She was obviously not very knowledgeable about the breed because when my veterinarian and I did more research, the Great Pyrenees is susceptible to this congenital defect. From viewing the breeder's website, she has done nothing to remedy other buyers from going through this agony. I spent thousands caring for this dog, as well as having him trained to be a therapy dog prior to my knowledge that revealed this terminal condition. I am only fortunate that Toby was in my home where he received the best care until his death. Perhaps the breeder did not know her dogs carried this defect but she does know now! Do NOT support this breeder; she is only out to make a buck and cares very little about the breed and the buyers. Also, if you really want to own a Great Pyrenees and insist on going through a breeder, have the dog guaranteed against juvenile renal dysplasia..it is horrific to experience, both for the dog and the owner.