Shared from Sooner Retriever Club’s FB post….
Because it’s the holiday season and breeders often get these responses….
“I’m not paying THAT for a puppy when I can get one for way less!”
An example of why OFA hip certification is important. (Not my photos)
Top picture: the hips of a backyard bred dog.
Bottom picture: the hips of a well bred dog from a reputable breeder.
Choose to support a reputable breeder, breeders who actively work to preserve their breed, health test their dogs and try their hardest to avoid these kinds of cases, yes a reputably bred dog will cost you, but in the long run you are getting a predictable temperament and health.
Purebred doesn’t mean well bred