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SheltieSmiles - Bought a dog online and was never told about his tail deformity

I bought a purebred Sheltie puppy online and had to pick him from photos provided at birth. I picked him up when he was eight weeks old and discovered that his tail was deformed. I was told that I should have noticed the defect from the photos provided. I did not. I had planned on using this dog as a stud dog but because of the tail defect I will not, as it is not good to pass a defect like this on in a purebred dog. As I felt I could not breed the dog, I told the breeder that I should not have to pay the full price because it included breeding rights. I asked for a partial refund and was told that there was nothing wrong with breeding a dog with a defective tail. I did not receive any refund. In retrospect, I believe this breeder is a puppy mill and they are not concerned about the quality of the dogs they sell. I would never purchase a dog from them again!
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ID
#1350001 Review #1350001 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Sheltiesmiles Shetland Sheepdog Dog
Cons
  • Dishonesty about puppys tail
  • Inability to receive partial refund for a deformed puppys tail
Reason of review
Bad quality
Loss
$1400
Preferred solution
Price reduction