Fox Terrier Help Wanted

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Fox Terrier Help Wanted

Post by RFerri » Tue, 03 Dec 1996 04:00:00



Hello. Friends are just starting their research, as they are planning to
get a pair of Fox Terriers. They are, of course, intending to find a
quality breeder, and I promised to try and find out the appropriate
questions they should ask.

Are Fox Terriers prone to any particular medical conditions? Are there
any specific tests and results that they should ask the breeder for?

Any assistance will be welcomed.

Renee

 
 
 

Fox Terrier Help Wanted

Post by elfl.. » Fri, 06 Dec 1996 04:00:00


Fox terriers are prone to certain inheritable problems, Legg-Perthes which
is a joint disease, eye problems, as well as some con*** heart
conditions.  Reputable breeders research pedigrees and breed dogs free
from any known inheritable defects, and will gladly discuss health issues
of their breed.  Few legitimate breeders subscribing to a code of ethics
put down by their breed club will sell "a pair" of puppies to one buyer
unless their are very special circumstances.

S. Dunivant
Elf Loch terriers

 
 
 

Fox Terrier Help Wanted

Post by RFerri » Fri, 06 Dec 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> Fox terriers are prone to certain inheritable problems, Legg-Perthes which
> is a joint disease, eye problems, as well as some con*** heart
> conditions.  Reputable breeders research pedigrees and breed dogs free
> from any known inheritable defects, and will gladly discuss health issues
> of their breed.  Few legitimate breeders subscribing to a code of ethics
> put down by their breed club will sell "a pair" of puppies to one buyer
> unless their are very special circumstances.

> S. Dunivant
> Elf Loch terriers

Thank you for your comments. May I ask why they prefer not to sell two
puppies? My friends are interested in two primarily for the dogs' benefit
(ie, extra companionship, not for any sort of work/show requiring two),
but I'm sure if there's compelling reasoning behind not recommending it,
they'll reconsider.

Renee