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Yesterday I got an email from one of my puppy buyers that their pup was hit by a car in September when family was visiting and it got out and hit by a car.

I truly do care about my dogs and my pups, I was in awe for awhile last night. I think about my pups all the time, but never would have thought that one of them would have been dead at only 7 months old at the time.

Have any of you had similar experiences? If so what were your thoughts.
 

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Thats terrible, sorry for your loss...

As a puppy buyer, I am amazed at how much the breeders care! I send pics and updates regularly and remain in contact with my breeders! My 3 year old pups breeder is pretty close and we get together often. I am looking forward to heading south to get together with my new pups breeder soon!

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I got a phone call at around 8am on a Friday morning two days after I had received a picture and email update about one of our litters. She was a little over a year old and the neighbors dog enticed her to run across the road and that was the end. It is one of those phone calls you really never want to get, but unfortunately accidents happen. It could happen to any of us one moment is all it takes and one time for them not to listen.

That phone call was already 5 months ago and I still think about it often. I hope to never get another one!
 

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ughhh:(:(:(.........sorry Jason
 

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One of ours was hit when it ran down to meet the school bus. It happened so quickly and the owners were devastated. Dogs and roads don't mix. A trainer had his field trial champion hit while it was out walking with his father. It is always the one that never goes on the road that is hit. As a breeder it is hard to hear that one of your pups has been lost.
 

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Yesterday I got an email from one of my puppy buyers that their pup was hit by a car in September when family was visiting and it got out and hit by a car.

I truly do care about my dogs and my pups, I was in awe for awhile last night. I think about my pups all the time, but never would have thought that one of them would have been dead at only 7 months old at the time.

Have any of you had similar experiences? If so what were your thoughts.
Oh I feel for you. I don't breed but do teach level 3 pet ob for our AKC ob club, CGC for our club. I've gotten the sad news of young dogs passing.
As much as at times people think I'm a PIA because my class teaches for your dogs life not the comical passing of the test, we have never lost a dog to anything but medical.
Every time we loose one it hits me hard.
 

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We have had it happen a couple of times, always an accident, but it still breaks our hearts. The puppies might go live with someone else, but we still think of them as ours.

Sorry for the loss.

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Sorry Jason...and yes it hurts. I still get a lump in my throat when I think of Puffin's first litter. A beautiful 4 month old pup I sold to a wonderful family in Md., was hit by a car in front of their 11-yr. old twin sons who were taking a shortcut through some woods in a rural area. As bad as that was, it paled in comparison to having the same thing happen to her sister, my Jib, my beloved Thug, 4 years later. I could not wish that kind of hurt on my worst enemy.
 

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These are all such horrible stories. I've had two of my puppies' get hit in their 'new' homes.
One was a girl about 1 year old, hit while camping, blatent dumb owner decision to walk her along a busy road without a leash. They wanted another pup from me and I sent them to another litter I knew of.
2nd one was really tough for me, 9 yr old girl from one of my nicest breedings( doesnt matter really- theyre all special). Owners left for their annual hunting trip last fall, their 1st regular airing stop, was unavailable so they went somewhere else. These folks are not stupid, went way off any visibile road areas, looked as safe as anywhere I would air.
Got the old dog out first, then the two younger dogs, this one, and a yearling they got from me as well. within 30 seconds both younger dogs were gone, over a hill and down. Only one came back-spooked- the younger one. Dixie never came back and they went looking for her, down the hill. There was a little stream, and a quiet litltle road they didnt know about.A gentleman asked them if they were looking for a black dog- (yes), " Shes' dead'... He'd seen what happened and had taken her right to the vet. He knew she was a loved dog and knew someone would be looking for her- so he waited in that spot.
Horrible story right?..... This happened to my parents last September......
Double whammy... still crying about it now....
 

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I have gotten that call a couple of times myself. It is always heartbreaking. I get the calls and emails that tell of illnesses, accidents, and other close calls as well. While my heart lurches a bit, happy endings make them a lot less scary!
Sorry to hear this about your pup, Jason.
 

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So sorry to hear that. Pup was very young. Another pup in my litter had to have surgery. Little rambuncous and ate stuff causing problems. Yes I try to keep the breeder's updated on dog's progress and ask about this or that. I gotta say Chief is also very rambuncous and you have to chanel his energy. If I can't watch him him in his crate he goes!!!:)
 
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