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Hi everyone. On Saturday (now Monday) we picked up our new boy, a 8 week old Siberian Husky/Australian Shepherd/Border Collie cross. From what we thought was a loving breeder (albeit not a registered one- we visited two or three times from when he was 4 weeks till 7, they are local, from a nice area, first and only litter of their pet dogs) only to find he is riddled with worms and has severe dog aggression. I don't just mean he puppy plays and bites. We've just had a professional behaviourist in and she was totally shocked. She said the way he is acting is completely abnormal, that he is acting like a puppy that is 8 months old rather than 8 weeks. He behaves sexually and aggressively. He has no desire to "play"- he either ignores dogs by walking into a different room or he goes straight into trying to mount and/or attack. He has been to the vets this morning and even the vet was appalled at how he behaved, she was having difficulty to restrain him (he's the size of a cat) and he panted and screamed. He is in NO way people aggressive, he gives his toys and food up readily. He's even fine with my cats. Dogs are a totally different story.

We have observed today that he is quite distant, very agitated, and has very odd quirks that just aren't normal for a puppy. The trainer and I watched him pee lying down with his paws tucked under him. He also has very stiff/wonky back legs. I will be taking him for a full neurological check up tomorrow. He received one vaccination on Friday, the day before we picked him up and was due for his next in 2 weeks. He also has strange ice-colored veins or lightning bolt looking things in his eye that the vet said she'd never seen before in the entirety of her years, being sent to a specialist as I type this. I'm not too sure what I'm asking, really. There's a good chance there is something wrong with him but will have to wait and see. Has anybody experienced this in a puppy before?

Also (and ultimately) would I be wrong for taking him back to his "breeder"? Am I giving up on him too soon? I've had a vet and a professional trainer now tell me that there's something very atypical about him and his behaviour, that it will just get worse. He did not even submit to an older, entire male dog, which pretty much every other puppy would have. He engaged it with the intention of attacking and not backing down. The trainer also noticed that he does not puppy bite, he bites with complete force and intention to harm.

I don't know what to do- what the right thing to do is. Please help.
 

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Personally, I would return the puppy and would not feel bad about it. You don't need to saddle yourself with years of bills and stress for health and behavioral issues over a puppy you haven't even had time to get attached to.

However, after reading all of this I'm worried that the breeder will just pawn him off on some other poor sucker and this dog will end up seriously injuring or killing someone else's pet as he matures.
 

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I would return him, and I wouldn't feel bad about it. That is absolutely not something that I would want to deal with in a dog, as it is likely to only get worse as he ages.
 
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