I am not a regular user of these forums... so I am thinking the posting that contained negative comments on * Farms is possibly done... no more postings. I am the owner of *... and when forums like these have come to my attention in the past I have learned to ignore them. As one of the postings said (not about me but another breeder) it is sad that the MANY great stories about certain breeders rarely make their way to these forums.. Just the people who want a chance to complain with a one sided story. ALthough I DID note that one of my customers DID weigh in about just how pleased he was with ME and the Boston Terrier he got from me. which of course was wonderful to hear. But I saw a person who SAYS she got a CHI from ME... and this is a perfect example of people who have nothing better to do than post on forums.. since I have NEVER sold a CHI to ANYONE ever... It is not a breed I do OR any of the breeders in the SBA do. My best friend raises CHIS... and if anyone ever asks about one I send them directly to HER... she has her own websites etc... so I can count on less than one hand the number of times that I have even gotten an INQUIRY about CHIs... AND if they DID go to her... at by the way *---Joyce is her name... she raises ONLY the best in CHIS... shows her dogs AND does MAJOR rescue of the breed.. as WE DO here at Sturbridge. It amazes me that people go to the website they are directed to... evidently SCAN over it and say "SMACKS OF PUPPYMILL" or "MUST BE BROKERS" or GOD FORBID because some of the breeders offer HYBRIDS that we have to be a puppymill or puppymill(s). If anyone took the time to READ the site.. I mean READ IT... They would see just how WRONG this ASSUMPTION really IS... Besides (myself) raising CHAMPION Boston Terriers and French Bulldogs and my son raising the same in BOXERS---what we are MOST proud of is the health history on our dogs... My Boston line is over 25 years in duration. The website actually TELLS you this AND it tells you what the other breeders in the SBA DO... and ALSO tells about our EXTENSIVE efforts with RESCUE dogs... I WILL NOT apologize for some of the breeders in the SBA doing HYBRIDS (Yorkipoos etc). IF a person is allergic to dogs--anyone who knows ANYTHING would know that they have a LIMITED choice in breeds... and some of the hybrids offer more of a choice... that is all... I am first and foremost MYSELF a purebred dog breeder and LOVE my breeds... but I find people who KNOCK other breeds OR HYBRIDS want everyone to live in a BOX... and their OPINION that all hybrids are AWFUL and anyone who breeds them is ALSO sure isnt backed up by the THOUSANDS of people who have a hybrid. One more small note.. the man who went on and on about how somehow we did him wrong with his maltese... the one who was seeking further action with his attorney (who by the way we have NEVER heard from again... his attorney OR him--maybe because his attorney told him he didnt have a case??) The breeder of Maltese--the Diane he mentioned... is probably one of the nicest and most honest breeders I know. And when an HONEST mistake was made by her--she told him the TRUTH... and the puppy who was HUGE (his words) weighed 2 lbs at 12 weeks of age... Anyone who knows Maltese will tell you --actually anone with a BRAIN will tell you.. that is by no means HUGE. WHat he neglected to put IN his letter of complaint... was that he called me like 40 times in a half hour using every curse word I ever heard and some I hadent.. on my voice mail. I most certainly DID NOT talk to him on the phone to have him be able to swear like that directly TO me.. He did the same to Diane on his way home and she finally stopped answering her phone. What I DID do was return his deposit to him immediately... It was at his house (paypal) before he arrived home. If you think about it a NOT reputable breeder would have handed him the 2 lb puppy--being a Maltese he would have NEVER KNOWN THE DIFFERENCE. Since these dogs are very much the SAME... but you see she is HONEST and she told him the truth... that she mistakenly let another customer have the EXACT puppy in the pictures and for her honestly she got SCREAMED at and cursed at. and so did I... the person who sent him the pictures and put him in touch with the breeder and he ALSO KNEW of the mistake BEFORE he started on his journey to Dianes house. ANYWAY... IF anyone wants to they are MORE than welcome to COME HERE to my home and kennel and SEE for themselves what we are and what we do. We have nothing to hide. and Thank you for letting me weigh in on a forum that seemed to want to tell a one sided story.
***Edited By: pyrmom on 8/25/2007 4:35:57 AM*** Reason: No kennel names, no proper names.
That is not too far from me, I'm surprised I haven't heard of them before. After looking at the website, I'm with you Ruffian. Did you notice this quote:
"The SBA does not condone or support Puppy Mills. If you have heard anything to the contrary from any websites with "forums" (Breed specific websites where people go to discuss their breeds and share information) let me assure you, their accusations have no basis in reality. They are libel, slanderous, and completely untrue."
*Not supporting here just trying to figure it out*
I think what she is trying to say is that Sturbridge Farms, is a group of breeders. Not all the same people, but different people bredding different dogs. She is the Boston and Frenchie breeder, her son is the Boxer breeder and other people are breeding the other breeds? Either way it doesn't sound right. If you want people to take you seriously you all should really have your own website, and the SBA site as a "Main" site linked to yours.
Like others I too thought it was one breeder breeding many many breeds. In that case it screams Mill. Now I am not saying I don't agree you aren't a Mill because this could all be a lie to keep making money you are loosing fast. Which I will stick with Mill. :)
-he is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of
I said I was new at forums.. I have just read the RULES... what did I see there??? "No "Breeder/Breeding Bashing"??? And as for advertising... I dont need a forum to advertise... and I did not mention any websites etc... I referred to the people by first name only that were included in the original bash.. and if a moderator is going to remove the name that is fine by me... because if a person is not allowed to tell people their SIDE of things then the people who seem to know that I am a puppymill should not be allowed to say so. In any case I have reported this thread and the old one to the administrator.. and for the next people you intend to bash... why in the heck dont you KNOW what you speak of before you speak? Or is that all you really have to do with your lives...
Penn11--- and you have bred Bostons for HOW long??? What would you know of what was winning in the 40's and 50's? for your information the RED Bostons were not only accepted... but prized... the AKC has not put this color OUT... only the Boston Terrier Club... and when people can SPELL then they will be taken seriously... I will post no more... so have fun... I seem to have made your day... Have at it...