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    @Sherry @Davidh @desertskybulldogs and anyone else who would know my potential new puppy's breeder told me today he has a slight umbilical hernia. They have decided to have it repaired. She didn't mention this to me when we first talked. She said the vet told them it was very minor and she wasn't sure it even needed repaired? They said it will just be a few stitches and they want it done before he comes to me so I dont have to worry about it, and they wont worry about him either. they want their vet to do it. what do I need to know about this. Are there potential future issues? How serious is this? Should / would this make it a bad idea to stud him if I ever choose ( i doubt it hope this doesn't sound stupid but trying to cover all bases) should this be a red flag for me ? Can they be minor of is she downplaying this?
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    Jake had one too and we waited til he was neutered at 11 months to have repaired. Sometimes they disappear on their own. It did cost an extra $75 on top of neutering..but our breeder paid it.

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    It's usually not serious, its the belly button area is soft and protruding. can be fixed easily by surgery. it's not hereditary. common, but I never had a pup that had this condition. maybe David or Lisa can tell you more.
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    I should've told you what we learned from our vet..they are easily caused by the Mom's pulling too hard while grooming the pups. Not hereditary .

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAKEISGREAT View Post
    I should've told you what we learned from our vet..they are easily caused by the Mom's pulling too hard while grooming the pups. Not hereditary .


    ahhhhh that makes sense .
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    @JAKEISGREAT ok thus make me feel better
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    Quote Originally Posted by dozersmama View Post
    @JAKEISGREAT ok thus make me feel better

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    @dozersmama they are no big deal and sometimes if they are small will close up on their own. Buy to have it fix is pretty minor. Lucy had one that we had fix shortly after we got her and she has never had a problem with it. Diva had one and we had it fix not too long ago and she is fine. I wouldn't worry about it. As far as breeding, the umbilical hernia, there are two types, one is genetic, and it is rare, and the other type is called a "Delayed closure" which is not genetic. This type sometimes will close on it's own and sometimes will not, this is the most common type.
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    Tank had one and it went away on its own. We were told that they were easy to fix if it ever went that route.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidh View Post
    @dozersmama they are no big deal and sometimes if they are small will close up on their own. Buy to have it fix is pretty minor. Lucy had one that we had fix shortly after we got her and she has never had a problem with it. Diva had one and we had it fix not too long ago and she is fine. I wouldn't worry about it. As far as breeding, the umbilical hernia is genetic.

    Wow! David..it is? Our vet said the mom is usually the culprit..from biting too close and pulling while grooming!

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    @JAKEISGREAT, I changed my post, there are two types, one is genetic and the other is not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidh View Post
    @JAKEISGREAT, I changed my post, there are two types, one is genetic and the other is not.
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