Originally Posted by Lovemydogs4ever2 View Post
Puppies are not fully grown until they are 2 years old and OFA does not do X-ray ratings until they are fully groan, the owner of Sampson was like I said trying to get a full refund as soon as she took Sampson home but insisted she was going to keep him too. Her dog was not diagnosed with hip dysphasia, when she went to court she told the judge her dog COULD have Hip dysphasia in the future and she had nothing to stand on so it was thrown out of court. As far as any other health issues I have not heard a thing about any health issues with her dog Sampson until it was posted on google this April 2017 & when my vet read it he said she needs to be better informed as to what she is trying to say came from genetics. Everything we feed our dogs directly effect their health, so many people don't understand the impact of their dog food, so this is why we tell people to keep their dogs on a well balanced diet, we also add in our contract that our dogs get fed Bil-Jac which is an amazing dog food. Understandably most new puppy owners do not know this so we do our best to inform them. We also recommend NuVet vitamins for all our puppies and we start them on them at 8 weeks & that gets our puppies ready for their new homes at 10 weeks old. We have not had any complaints or anyone informing us of any heart or other health problems & we have been Breeding for 15 years
(Amy): Just to be clear (and honest), I never requested a full refund for Sampson, that is untrue. It is also untrue that he hadn't been diagnosed with hip dysplasia when we went to court. I have plenty of documentation from vets and OFA to support his diagnosis. With respect to the case being "thrown out" because I had "nothing to stand on," this is also untrue. The case was dismissed without prejudice (meaning I could sue again in a higher court if I chose to do so, and I would have if not for a family tragedy that occurred around the same time) because my damages were higher than what was allowed in small claims court in Maine. It had nothing to do with lack of evidence since the judge dismissed the case without even hearing the evidence. I have plenty of documentation to discredit you and your statements here so, be careful about threatening me with slander and defamation. I didn't start this discussion to bash you, I was merely looking for Sampson's litter mates to find out if they had any similar issues and what they did to treat them, but, since you have decided to chime in, let's make sure to set the record straight.
Don't worry about hurting my feelings, we are way beyond that. Your opinion doesn't really matter to me. You were uncooperative and unwilling to help during Sampson's first year. Why would I reach out to you for help now? I figured I could get more helpful information here. I asked you for a hard copy of the documentation of Keiko's OFA hip status/clearance after Sampson's diagnosis and you refused to provide it. I searched the OFA database for months and years to follow, but her hip status was never published. Why is that? That raises a HUGE red flag for me. If her hips were good, why wasn't her clearance published (another person on this thread has confirmed that her hips were not cleared)? Did you breed her based on preliminary results without ever re-checking her hips? I'm guessing you won't answer these questions, just as you refused to answer them when I requested this information so many years ago. You kept Koda from Sampson's litter and I believe (based on Facebook posts) that he has also passed. What did he die from? Did he have any of the illnesses that Sampson now has? How were his hips? If you sincerely want to be helpful, give me some of the answers I've been looking for.
I'm truly happy that I have been the only one who has ever come back to you with issues about a puppy's health. I wouldn't wish for anyone to go through all that we have with Sampson. It's really too bad that you were so uncooperative in sharing information and offering any help to us for Sampson (aside from taking him back which I can't imagine anyone doing after loving a dog for the better part of a year). Our experience with you could have been so different had you just been more willing to step up and help rather than becoming defensive and difficult. You had the opportunity to do what was right, but you chose not to and that's really too bad.