I purchased what I thought was a 3 pound at most, stud quality male. From WWW.edit.COM from edit. What I received at the air port was a 3 pound starved pup, ridden with coccidia, a second row of teeth, and definitely not of breeding quality. He is now a 6 pounder with a terrible coat and huge ears. But it gets worse, 2 months later he starts limping on his back leg. He was diagnosed with leg-calf Perthes disease and required a $1500 dollar surgery. This disease is inherited from this parents or someone in his parents line, I told Don about this yet he still breeds both the parents EVERY SINGLE HEAT!!! He has way to many females and I know now that he is running a puppymill. Don offers a health guarantee but he does not stand by it at all. I am just devastated that I did not do my research on THE BREEDER before I purchased. Don does all his business through the internet, so please spread the word on his horrible puppymill and hopefully we can put him out of business. P.S. Fabio had his surgery and is recovering great!
**see rules- no breeder bashing**
***Edited By: pearl on 12/11/2006 11:37:29 PM*** Reason: rules
it is awful what happened to you. BUT the rules clearly state NO BREEDER BASHING. and posting his site is also a no no. now someone has probably written him and told him he is being bashed on tp, and he will come here and all hell will break lose. that is usually how it ends up. thus the reason for imposing the rule to begin with.
Do you mind my asking what kind of research you did on these guys before buying the pup? Did they offer references or anything like that for you to check up on? Buying a pup that needs to be shipped is really something that would make me nervous.
And good grief. $5500 for a dog? Is that the average price for them anymore? Just shows you what I know, I only have dogs from shelters/pounds. $5500 could adopt me 55 dogs and still have money left over to donate for dog food! I'm not accustomed to dealing with breeders, so seeing that just blew me away!!
For that price, the owner should have stepped up to the plate and done the responsible thing. I admire your strength because I think I would have gotten on a plane and shown up at his house to kick him in the you know whats, and then I would have hired an attorney to turn around and do it again, only in public, because breeders like that, if they're truly trash, should be made an example of for other trash breeders to see.
Seems though, that your baby ended up in the right home!
Hugs to you!!
***Edited By: Lorrix on 12/11/2006 11:08:09 PM*** Reason: kk
ok, checked out the website and there are quite a few pups that have this line underneath them..."We are doing a dna to see who the papa is, it is either XXX or XXX, you can see them on the parent page,". GROSS!!! What kind of breeder doesn't know who sired the litter. You technically are not supposed to even register the litter if there is a possibility of two sires, has anyone turned these people into the AKC for this? Also, there are so many dogs on that page, and not one mention of health tests/clearances...they also have a crappy contract. Not to be rude to the OP, but I hope you didn't pay an arm and a leg for a sub-par "Champion sired" pup that may have health problems...you would have been better off adopting from a rescue or shelter. However, you seem to have learned your lesson and good luck with your pup.
***Edited By: Newfie_girl on 12/11/2006 11:35:30 PM*** Reason: add
That is discusting behavior from a breeder, shouldn't even use that word to describe them. I breed and to not know who the sire is? Are you kidding me! Always know your breeder! The first thing I request is that potential families speak to my vet. Health should be first and formost with temperment. This is a life investment people are making. I do not make money on my puppies. They are like my kids! And their prices! They must be smoking something!
Let this be a warning to all who want to purchase a pure pred dog. Whether local or through the internet, always ask to speak to their vet! Get a reference from at least 3 people who have purchased puppies from them. Get pictures of how the dogs are kept and information on how they are taken care of. Anyone who goes to our website to see our dogs and pups realizes they are adored and given the best care and start in life. That is THE LEAST we can do. God bless you and good luck with your pup!
The web address was taken down already. Does this person advertise on here? What breed, what state?
Newfie_girl-- Actually I have heard of people purposely breeding a high quality girl to two high quality sires because girls should only produce so many litters. So that way you in theory can get puppies with her lines and more other lines.
I have never known any one personally to do this, but it is completely acceptable with AKC, you just have to get all of the puppies DNA tested.
Ali, I should have said that you cannot get the registration for the puppies until the DNA markers are complete. They are already offering full AKC registration with pickup/delivery of the pup..the only they can offer that is if they falsified the documents.
Huh.... I would freaking love to see the website... some one help me out here! That is just stupid if they are CLAIMING they don't know who the dad is on the website, and then offering up papers. It seems like they would know they are risking thier AKC privledges. I mean, that is the last thing any breeder wants to mess with.