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This is what happened at a breeders home.

"It was my fault. :( I had the adult dogs loose in the house, and the puppies in their playpen. I went to take the puppies outside to potty, and so I took 2 at a time, including Elly. Then I came back inside to get the other 2 puppies and apparently I did not shut the door all the way. One of the Eskies opened the door, and before I turned around Blaze (my intact male) had gotten out and the 2 puppies were all over him, and he snapped at one of them and got Elly. It all happened in about 5 seconds. Blaze being much bigger than her, it didn't take much. Intact males are notoriously very intolerant of puppies, so I always keep them separated, but this was my mistake in not closing the door all the way (and Vera is an expert at opening doors that aren't latched shut, so it was probably her who opened it). He made no puncture wounds, there was no blood, but I could tell she was in pain so I took her to the emergency vet, and they took x-rays and that was how I found out her jaw was broken. Could not tell by looking at her. I never had anything like this ever happen before in my 15 years of breeding. It was devastating. She cried for about 5 minutes, I cried for 2 days. Needless to say, I double check that door every time now, even if Blaze is not around."

"She broke the left side of her jaw along the bone, not at the joint. The surgeon recommended we not do surgery, but instead have her wear a muzzle for 4 weeks. He said puppies heal really fast. He was right. She just got the muzzle off Monday and had her x-rays, and she has healed really well, her jaw and teeth are all very nicely aligned."

Will there be any complications later in her life due to this incident?
This is an Eskie puppy that is available from one of the breeders I found.
 

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Wow! If the physical injury causes no issues, then the psychological issue will be less pestering of Blaze. Otherwise, shouldn't be much of an issue.
 

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It's possible that when she gets much older, her jaw will ache a little when it rains, but that's about it.
 

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Although I don't expect any long term problems I still think you need to disclose the incident to the prospective owners of the puppy.
If you read the post properly, I mentioned it was at a breeders home and I am a potential owner. She did disclose this information to me which is why I wanted to ask some people here. I also contacted some vets within my area for 2nd opinions. They said if it heals properly then there should be no problems. But without x-rays or other types of papers they can't completely tell. I've asked for a copy of x-rays and the surgeons form+number so I can show vets in my area.
 

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Sounds like the breeder is being up front with you...If the jaw healed and it is in alignment I see no problems in the future for the pup...Arthritis may set in in the older years but that is not a given...The x-rays are a good thing to have but I doubt their necessary since anything wrong with the jaw later on the vets will want new x-rays anyway...I've had a broken leg on a puppy from mommy jumping into the box on them...No problem, they heal fast and the bone is stronger where the break is...Good luck and enjoy your puppy!
 

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That's the first time I've heard of this... weird.
Same. My intact male was fine with multiple litters, along with most breeders I know with intact boys. None are intolerant with pups.
 
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