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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 01-04-2013, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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Does this sound appropriate?

About 9 months ago I put down a deposit for a GSD puppy with what I thought was reputable breeder after doing a little research. They seem concerned about the right things--hips, genetics, temperament. They sent a long questionnaire to be filled out about our family. And they seemed to be charging about middle of the road of the market prices I found.

My family's only request was a male pup, color didn't matter. And of course we want an appropriate animal for a young growing family.

The first litter was whelped, and we were told we wouldn't be getting a puppy from that litter due to the number of people on the waiting list. Understandable!

I was just as excited for the next litter to be whelped a couple weeks later, but we were told it was a small litter with only 1 male and 3 females so again, we wouldn't be getting a puppy. Again, understandable.

Then we were offered a female pup from the next litter, which we turned down, because we really want a male, and I wasn't overly keen on the size and face structure of the breeding female.

Then we were told the next litter was stillborn.

Then we were told the next pregnant female had had a "false pregnancy".

Now we've been told that the original female from the very first litter we were interested in is again pregnant, but haven't been given a whelp date.

My concern is that there has been a huge lack of communication throughout this experience, with me having to initiate nearly every exchange. I guess I thought they would send out periodic updates. They have also stopped updating their website with upcoming litters.

My biggest concern is actually getting a puppy, the RIGHT puppy for my family. I'm not keen on losing my deposit, but is it time to seek out a different breeder? Or am I overreacting?

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post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old 01-05-2013, 01:33 AM
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I would have asked for my deposited back after you didn't get a pup from the first litter. Do you really trust this shady sounding breeder to pick the right pup for you at this point?

I'd ask for money back and look elsewhere.
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Sounds like you have been very understanding and patient. Enough is enough.. I think you are there. I'd ask for my deposit back. Good luck!

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I agree you have waited long enough with lack of trust in the breeder if possible my recommendation would be to ask for the deposit back. A small white lie to avoid the breeder getting angry or anything like that when they have your money I would consider. Or wait it out a little but If that route keep a good connection With the breeder. Good luck!!!


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Enough is Enough. Get your deposit back.
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get your deposit back. You've been strung along...


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you have a deposit which has been held for a period of time and the female which you liked in the first place is pregnant . "Now we've been told that the original female from the very first litter we were interested in is again pregnant, but haven't been given a whelp date."

Whelp dates are approximate , that much they should give you . Maybe it is so early after the breeding that they can't be certain that she is pregnant , but hope she is.

Never mind. You have a deposit. Communicate with them that you are now head of the line and you get first pick of an appropriate male pup.

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I would say this (kinda what carmen has said),,IF YOU are willing to wait on this litter, I would ask for an approxmiate whelp date, I would then say, IF there is a male in this litter am I the 1st pick since I've waited so long thru other breedings? IF there is not a male appropriate for MY situation then I am expecting my deposit back.

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I would say this (kinda what carmen has said),,IF YOU are willing to wait on this litter, I would ask for an approxmiate whelp date, I would then say, IF there is a male in this litter am I the 1st pick since I've waited so long thru other breedings? IF there is not a male appropriate for MY situation then I am expecting my deposit back.
I agree with this. I wouldnt have been patient enough to wait 2 year .


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I would say that you have been MORE than understanding - get your deposit back!

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