Originally Posted by Karlin
I totally agree with you.
I used the e-mail link on the kennel website, very nice, very informative complete with a warning against buying from pet stores because these puppies are probably from mills and advising future puppy owners to inquire about parent testing and so on.
Not wanting to cause problems, maybe her dog is clear, I said her male is gorgeous because he is, said I had his litter mate and asked if hers had been MRI 'd. That was Tuesday, now it's Thursday--no response. Excuses could be made maybe the computer is broken, maybe they're on holiday, etc. Time will tell but based on these two breeders I suspect I won't.
I have a Rhodesian Ridgeback spayed bitch that became incontinent and when the vet tested for diabetes I contacted her breeder for advice. The breeder said she hadn't encountered it and made me promise to contact her with test results because if my dog had diabetes she would move away from it in her breeding programme. Now that's a breeder unlike my experiences with CAvalier breeders. It's just so sad. The ridge is not diabetic.