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    What say you, RTF? If you got an 8 week old puppy and it had an underbite like this?


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    I would not be happy. I assume the pup was shipped sight unseen, and that the person receiving the pup was not told? If I was ever planning to breed the pup, I would return it. If not, I might still return it....or I would request pretty darn big refund on the puppy price.
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    Bite changes as the puppy grows. I would be very concerned. I might return the puppy if I was going to want to breed it. I might wait it out. I would definitely be in touch with the breeder with pictures. But I have seen stuff like this straighten itself out. That is getting to be a bit big of a gap, but"...........
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    Buyers are newbies, and they didn't know to look at the bite, just saw a cute puppy. Vet and trainer picked up on it. Puppy only eats sideways at this point.

    "Breeder" says she saw it but it's no big deal and will (HaHaHa) correct itself as the pup grows. Refund has been given after much drama, but "breeder" won't take the pup back because "the puppy has already bonded with them and it won't be able to bond with a new owner".
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    What breed?
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    Labrador. We won't mention what color.
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    Pretty funky looking mouth there, I'd not be happy, and I'd be horrified and embarrassed if I missed that and sent it home. Missing teeth, bad bite, not one I'd risk waiting out. Not taking pup back and saying pup will outgrow that = buncha hooey. Hope pup works out okay for the family regardless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainmaker View Post
    Pretty funky looking mouth there, I'd not be happy, and I'd be horrified and embarrassed if I missed that and sent it home. Missing teeth, bad bite, not one I'd risk waiting out. Not taking pup back and saying pup will outgrow that = buncha hooey. Hope pup works out okay for the family regardless.
    Thats what I was thinking. Not just a bad bite but those teath are horrible. Maybe it is British
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharon Potter View Post
    Buyers are newbies, and they didn't know to look at the bite, just saw a cute puppy. Vet and trainer picked up on it. Puppy only eats sideways at this point.

    "Breeder" says she saw it but it's no big deal and will (HaHaHa) correct itself as the pup grows. Refund has been given after much drama, but "breeder" won't take the pup back because "the puppy has already bonded with them and it won't be able to bond with a new owner".
    The breeder gave the money back so I am not sure where the criticism lies. The family has the option to place the pup, sell the pup, give it to rescue or euthanize it. If you breed long enough, something will pop up. This pup can have a good quality of life. It's not like an allergy dog where the dog is miserable all the time, an EIC affected dog, CNM dog,or the like.
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    Well, at least he'll be able to scoop the bumper up....

    A trainer in my group completely missed an overbite so bad I could fit my thumb between the upper and lower teeth.

    He wondered why the dog had such a hard time picking up the bumper. I think he sent him back to the owners not long after that.

    In regards that pup, the bite can be fixed if gotten to a canine dentist ASAP and get/develop a normal bite with some assistance.
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