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We picked our puppy up from the breeder and noted that the tail was not quite right. We confirmed with our vet today that the tail was indeed broken at some point. The breeder is willing to refund a portion of what we paid ($2500) to compensate for the defect. What would be a fair amount?
 

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Did the vet say it would cause future problems? Were you planning to show this dog?
Does puppy need further care?
 

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Excellent pont, Dunmar. The reimbursement should be based on the projected medical expenses for this sort of injury. That is an estimate that a vet should be able to help with.
 
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Did your vet say where the tail was broken and what kind of problems, if any, it could cause in the future? If you noticed the tail was not quite right, did the breeder not notice? I'd have a lot of questions, but mainly be concerned about the health of the puppy and any future concerns.
 

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Was it broken or was it kinked? Do you have the rads you can post?
Kinked tails are far more common than broken tails, that's kinda a hard thing to buy in an 8 week old.
Kinks are not usually problematic unless it is kinked @ the croup area, sometimes that makes for cleanliness issues. Anyway- post the rads if you can get them..
A slight defect to my mind isn't really a discountable thing, he's not a show puppy. That's the only place it'd be relevant.
 
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