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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Colsy, Aug 9, 2009.


  1. Colsy

    Colsy Banned

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    I will not go into too much details here.
    But if you bought a puppy for £1400 wouldn't you have thought it would have come with puppy insurance?
    The puppy is now sick without any come back.
    Is there anyway anyone knows what to do about this?
    Its not myself just another doodle owner.
     
  2. Fleur

    Fleur Vassal to Lilly and Ludo

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    I would of thought a new puppy would come with 6 weeks insurance, I know my £200 pup did, however I had to give all my details to the breeder and I got a letter from Pet plan 2 days later.
    How long has she had the pup ? the only thing she can do is go through trading standards and get a refund but that would mean giving the pup back.
     
  3. DevilDogz

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    Breeder dont have to insure there puppies...so there is nothing that can be done unless the new owners was told that the puppy came with insurance..Also if it was only said and not on paper i wouldnt have thought anything could have been done! Price doesnt really come into it...i however do belive that breeders should all unsure there puppies
     
  4. Colsy

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    I just feel very sorry for the owners.
    Its a lot of money to pay for a puppy.
    As far as i know its health tested,but i would contact the breeder to see if any of the other litters mates are sick too.
    I just dont know what to say.
    I found the breeders details from someone else.
    The puppy is about 9 weeks old now.
     
  5. shortbackandsides

    shortbackandsides PetForums VIP

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    if someone is silly enough to pay that for a xbreed dog,:eek:ut:
     
  6. archiebaby

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    a friend of a friend recently purchased a very healthy little puppy, full of beans, after having her a week she was booked in for her 1st injection,after the injection she became quite ill and despite the vets trying to save her, she died:( apparently the kc will only pay the vet fees and not for the price they paid for the puppy ( it wasnt overly expensive) after she was given the 6 weeks free insurance from the kc???
     
  7. Colsy

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    Actually i have 3 cross breed dogs too.:eek:ut:

    I just feel sorry for the person who now has this sick puppy.
    It does not matter if its a cross or pedigree no animal deserves to be sick.
    Must be a terrible worry to the family.
    Its a life we are talking about here and wonder if there is anything to do to help.
     
  8. archiebaby

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    hi colsy, is she actually in the vets now?
     
  9. shortbackandsides

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    I have 2 xbreeds too but i wouldnt pay £1400 for 1!!:D
    thats just stupid and someone following the daft designer dog trend,hard to feel sorry for them really!
    i hope the dog pulls through,if they have that kind of money in the first place paying vets bills shouldnt be a problem.
     
  10. Colsy

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    I dont think the puppy knows how much its worth.:eek:
     
  11. archiebaby

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    it really dosent matter how much the puppy was, just a shame there was no insurance given with her:( have your friends contacted their breeder?
     
  12. Colsy

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    They are not really friends just someone on another forum.:)
    They said they were going to email the breeder,but would not take the puppy back
    I am just worried about the puppy.
    Do these people have leg to stand on after buying a puppy does anyone know?
     
  13. Yourgifts Ourgifts

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    Wouldn't think they have any come back with the breeder as DD has said breeders don't have to supply insurance..might depend on whats wrong with the pup and if it was sick when it was sold..lets hope the pup pulls through ok..Thats the main thing..;)
     
  14. archiebaby

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    if the puppy is only nine weeks, they can only have had her for a week tops? was she fine to start with or any worrying signs when the picked her up?
     
  15. Colsy

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    Not that i know of this has all come on suddenly.
    I do not actually know the owner only been on the forum a few times.
    I am just a soft touch and worry about all fur babies.
     
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    archiebaby PetForums VIP

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    it is just a terrible shame when you read something like this,lets just hope something can possibly be done for this little baby:(
     
  17. Colsy

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    I do hope so.
    I am keeping everything crossed i know it must be a terrible worry.
     
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    I personally wouldnt pay that for a puppy but that doesnt really come into the equation, i just feel for the puppy and the owners. I would certainly be contacting the breeder if only to ensure that the other puppies if she still has any get checked
     
  19. raindog

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    Unfortunately this is yet another downside to buying designer crossbreeds. If you buy a Kennel Club registered pup of a recognised breed, it automatically comes with 6 weeks free insurance via the KC/Petplan...........and £1400 for a mongrel???????
    Surely if someone can afford such a ridiculous sum for the pup, they could have afforded to get it insured themselves as soon as they picked it up!

    I sympathise with the poor pup, but some people........

    Mick
     
  20. Dundee

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    I agree with you Mick - they paid £1400 and can't afford insurance???

    OK, well in answer to your original question, the breeder doesn't have to provide insurance. The KC do provide 6 weeks free for all kc registered puppies (although the new owner has to activate it), and pet plan also do a free 4 week insurance which the breeder organises for new owners and vets do too. Did this person take the puppy to the vet for a check up as soon as they brought it home. If so, I'm surprised that the vet didn't mention the pet plan scheme. Mine always offers it even thought i have 6 weeks kc insurance.

    TBH, £1400 for a cross breed, no initial insurance cover, sounds like a breeder who's money is more important than their puppies.
     
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