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Hi, please help me with your opinion.
My breader sent me video of my puppy, I payed for reservation so far, and I have strange feelings about it. Puppy is 8 weeks old, is smallest in the litter, and he looks weird when he walks, he keeps stumbling and is all wobbly and falling over.

Here is link to the video, there are two different litters of puppy's together, my puppy is small cream and white longhair male puppy.

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What do you think? Is he just slow learner and will grow out of it or should I be worried? If somebody here have more experience with puppies and have seen puppy walking like this, please share your opinion.
 

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That is definitely odd. There could be any number of things going on, but I would suspect neurological issues.
 

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I agree it's odd. I would add that I would be very hesitant to buy any puppy from a breeder who has not had such a puppy thoroughly examined by a vet before posting that video. To simply post the video and say "here's your puppy" with no information regarding an obvious problem suggests to me that the breeder is just in it for the money and doesn't care about the puppy.

I know someone who was buying a gordon setter from a breeder. He paid the deposit and the puppy was selected at birth. Within a couple weeks, the puppy developed a health concern. The breeder immediately had the puppy checked out by their vet, provided that information to the buyer without being asked, and offered to give him a different puppy (the one they had intended to keep). The buyer was able to take the information to his vet and get an unbiased and educated opinion as to the future of the puppy. To do any less than that is a red flag as to the reputation of the breeder and the health and care of all their dogs.
 

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It's so sad. I selected the puppy at 3 weeks old, I had to pay a deposit, I received short videos once a week and at first all looked OK. The breeder said that the visits aren't allowed, because her vet advised her so, because people can carry disease if they have contact with other dogs before visit.

The videos were always just up close, just to see how the puppy looks, so when I noticed something is odd, I demanded video of all the puppy's playing together. Sadly I was right. And yes, she is acting like there is nothing wrong. She just said that she wanted to wait for two more weeks because he is the smallest.

I already feel in love with the puppy and started to prepare for him to come home and now I have to decline him. So I lose my deposit and the dog. What also concerns me is, that she will probably just try to sell him to some other person or worst-case euthanaze him if he really have something serious that would need a lot of money to help him.

I'm sorry if something is written odd, English is not my first language.
 

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Today I called the breeder and tell her that we have a problem and that I think it's obvious there is something wrong with the puppy. She quickly got upset, how can I tell if I didn't even see him and that she is happy to give me back my money. And she even said that she don't want to give her puppy to a person like me.

It's funny, the one thing that really bothered me from the start is, that she didn't ask me one question about me, my experience with dogs, if I have other animals and so on. I think she got scared that I could ruin her good name.

At least I got my money back. But I feel sorry for the puppy. Thank you all for your comments.
 

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I'm sorry you had to go through this. It sounds like you missed a bullet with this breeder - seems like they really don't have their puppies' best interests at heart. But it doesn't make it easier for the dogs, that's for sure.

Hopefully if enough people see the red flags like you did and stops giving them money, they'll decide it's no longer worth breeding. We can hope.
 
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