She is a really pretty dog. But I would have her email you some different pictures of this dog. Ask her for different views, such as a picture of her tail, stomach, teeth ect. Bombard her with questions, and make sure she answers all of them. Something else you should do is post on this french bulldog forum http://www.bulldogworld.com/forums/ and ask them if anyone has bought a puppy from this breeder.
I'm glad that it has worked for those of you who have imported. But a word of caution. Be extremely careful. The vet standards, med standards, care standards, etc are not the same in other countries.
There are different strains of diseases in different geographical areas of the world-even here in the US. If you have other pets, you may want to look into quarantining them or your new dog for 30 days in case something shows up. You may run the risk of introducing a new strain of a common disease.
Also, the vaccinations given may also not be what they need for the strains we have here. The international health certificate is almost no different than ours here to fly oversees-so don't count on that to get a puppy that is healthy or will remain when it arrives.
Importing is a very serious task and I'm sure you understand that. Besides the health risks, etc, doing business oversees is risky as you have no guarantee on how the dogs are taken care of. Yes even show breeders stack their dogs in crates too.
I'm not trying to deter you. but really check into this first. And best wishes
Most of all frenchies will need csections to have pups if they truly meet the standard. Some breeders here are pushing that theirs don't need them, therefor trying to convince the new breeders that they are less maintence. What they are doing is breeding away from the standard. Unfortunately, the bulldogs are a man created breed and the standard would not exist today the way it is written without the assistance of csection to deliver the puppies.
On the AKC thing-be sure to fully check into that. I knew a woman that had trouble registering because there were some unexplained gaps in the pedigree with one of those 2 registries-I'm sure it was a misunderstanding, but they couldn't register it AKC in the end.
Does anyone know anyone that has had problem registering their imports with the AKC? If so, could you give me specifics so I'll know what to look for and what to avoid. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
i have two french bulldogs. my newest little girl came from strongstyle kennels in russia. we were very lucky to have got a pup from this breeder.what impressed me with tatiana is . she does not send pups until they are at least 11 weeks old and at least five days after second shots.we even called her and spoke to her directly. all paperwork was in order when she arrived at se-tac airport and so we were in and out of customs in less than 10 minutes. we got the same pup we were sent pictures of and we got several pictures in different poses.the price was all inclusive and we didnt have to pay extra for her pedigree. when we took her to our vet the next day ,she was amazed at how healthy she was and said she had been very well taken care of from the breeder.we are thinking about getting another puppy later on and we will definately be getting it from her. i have heard from several people that have bought puppies from busher pljus and iz palevyh and had good experiences with them also.
***Edited By: dusty082155 on 4/14/2005 11:38:59 AM*** Reason: i added an "s" on pup
I am seriously interested in a french bulldog pup available on puppyfind.com by a breeder named Olga Vilmis. I have been doing some research online and from the current discussion it sounds like she is legitimate. With all the scams, I am cautious, but I've fallen in love with this one pup.
Have you heard any negative things about this breeder? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
The papers form outside the US have to be registered with the AKC for $50 I think. You have to send in pictures of the pup and a 5 generation pedigree that you would get from the breeder. It's then up to the AKC if they want to register your pup with them and if they don't you will not get your $50 back.
i have heard great things about olga. nothing negative.i have corresponded with her many times through emails. i did recieve some negative feedback about buying a pup from russian breeders, but my experience was a good one. you can get scammed by anyone from any country. we bought our male frenchie here in the united states. rocky's mother is a russian import also. he is AKC registered. annies registry is being transfered also. some foreign registries cannot be transfered as they are not recognized by the AKC. FCI/RKF is one that is transferable. some might give you flack about buying a russian import. i got alot of it. but i have a beautiful, healthy pup and am extremely happy. i still keep in contact with her breeder today and she is 7 months old now. here are some pics of my babies:
just want to say that even if you get a legitimate breeder and don't get scammed you may still be disappointed. After all they are coming a long way and if you find they aren't healthy at the initial vet check are you going to return them?
Back in the 70's my uncle purchased 2 rottis from Germany. He planned to breed and payed a small fortune. The amount he payed would have been a lot by today's standards but then was just crazy. To make a long story short, those dogs were really dumb! The family joke still is how Chuckie was so excited over those dogs and they were retarded. He never bred them, thank god
"just want to say that even if you get a legitimate breeder and don't get scammed you may still be disappointed. After all they are coming a long way and if you find they aren't healthy at the initial vet check are you going to return them ?"
first off. there is a very strong misconception about puppies arriving sick from russia. they are NOT sick when they leave russia. the have to be checked and certified healthy by a liscensed vetrinary, before they are shipped. alot of puppies are bought in bulk by importers and sold here for a profit. importers are another type of puppymill. they fall sick when they are in their care. alot of them are shipped as young as 8 weeks old. a good breeder does not sell to importers. period.
my breeder would not ship her puppies until they were at least 12-14 weeks and until AFTER they had had their second set of shots. she also sent pics of annie evey week. so that i could see her growing and be reassured that she actually had the dog. we even called her and spoke directly to her. she used a pet friendly airlines where annie was well takin care off and she arrived clean and happy
my husband is disabled and i am partially disabled. there are only two reputable breeders in my state . both had 2 year waiting lists. driving to another state to pick up a pup was not an option for us. our male pup that we bought from here in the states was shipped also. we had no guarentee that he would be healthy when he arrived, other than the breeders i year health guarentee, which only covers genetic problems. we could not have sent either of thm back if they had been sick. we would have done whatever it took at any cost to help them had they been.
what i am trying to stress here is that its not WHERE you buy the puppy from, its doing your homework and researching the breeder . theres good and bad in all countries. i found an excellent breeder , i still keep in contact with her today, she just happened to be in russia.
dusty, wasn't trying to get anyone excited! I personally never ordered a dog out of country or state. I just know here when you pick up your pup, you have x amount hours to go to the vet. I did not think about customs! My bad. I'm sure Russian dogs are healthy and unhealthy as everyone else's! However I am sorry b/c I know how it feels when it seems someone is criticising your breeder. In this case I was not.