Westfalls AKC Chihuahuas
Sold a AKC puppy with health hidden defects
I drove over 400 miles, nearly 7 hours to Westfall in TX after weeks of tracking my tiny puppy chihuahua. He was a very tiny boy, that required extra care such as hand feeding, and isolation from the larger puppies for his safety, and to make sure he was warm in the house, and not outside in the kennels with the rest of the puppies, while still w/ Westfall. When he turned 8 weeks we were told to come puck him up. When we got there, and saw the puppy, we were told he just ate, and was given some "sugar water" (this should have been a red flag), for a boost to help get him home for the drive. We looked over our adorable new puppy we had been waiting months for, and was told again, as I had been so many times along the way (i have emails to this effect) that there was nothing wrong with the puppy except he is small. He has no problems. He plays, runs, interacts, he is lively, has s great demeanor, etc., and has no health problems. To try to shorten this some, about 2 hours or so into our return trip, the puppy startec to get very weak looking. He didn't like our brand Nutrical, so we found a Petsmart and found some things to get his sugar up. He made it home, and ghru the Holiday weekend, and Monday we got to the vet and found the probem. He had a huge ovetbite, and underdeveloped lower mandible, leaving him unable to chew. The breeder, Mr Westfall had been handfeeding him for weeks, (feedhim one time or let him bite on your finger you cant possibly miss it, ket alone a breeder of 30 years) yet decided not to inform us of this condition, yet still charge us full price. My dog, Clifford, now 1 y/o, forever walks around with his tounge hanging out, he is under weight, his top/bttm teeth do not meet when he chews, he needs caloric suppliments, etc. Any good breeder would have told me he had a very severe overbite. When I confronted him with this information several month after purchasing Clifffy (when he was about 7 mos old it was evident just how severe it was going to be), he just told me too bad. At least he did not bother denying he knew. Then he would plead to being incompitent. I hope this helps someone at least be careful, and do not take this or other dog breeders word on anything.
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