|03-11-2014 12:55 AM|
|03-10-2014 09:47 PM|
|K9POPPY||So sorry to hear about your dilemma and problems, I would say that sometimes things happen for a reason, I know this doesn't help, but maybe moving on will provide you with another pup for you that will be even better? I once chose a puppy early from a breeder, only to be told some weeks later that the puppy had died- so I chose another from a different litter, which turned out to be the most wonderful GSD ever. So my advise is to look for the future perfect GSD no matter what it takes! Bob|
|03-10-2014 02:26 PM|
So today is a truly sad day.
I completely understand how sad and frustrating this can be, especially that you feel that the puppy could be the one. Please let me say that I have no doubt that there will be other puppies with similar temperaments. In fact, longhair puppies usually have the best temperaments in the litter. I can't explain it, but it really is often the case, and other breeders tell me the same.
|03-10-2014 02:11 PM|
Just to clarify,
I believe the breeder is great, after having met her. She was 100% up front about the situation. We drove to meet her and see the pups. She takes extremely good care of the pups with her husband and even just this past weekend, won a few events with some of her dogs.
This situation really just was unfortunate. When we "picked" our pup, she did say that it would 'most likely' be ours, but also was 100% up front and honest that there was a chance that it might not work out, due to one family having a pick ahead of us, although she did not believe that they were looking for what this pup was.
The breeder is Von lotta in Locust Grove, GA. I have been in touch with her several times since the disappointment - she called me immediately and expressed her sadness. It is also worth crediting her, that she could have easily pushed another dog on us, but she did not - she knows what we liked about this dog, and she will keep that in mind in the future.
While I am very sad about this disappointment, I do not hold ANYTHING negative against the breeder, who I feel was completely up front and honest. Furthermore, after surveying her property and operation in GA, I would highly recommend that others consider her when looking for pups. The only person I have felt as comfortable or more comfortable with is Mary at Little River Canine, but unfortunately she doesn't have any litters in the works at this point.
It is sad to change your computer wallpapers/phone backgrounds and tell all of your family and friends that the pup you had been showing them for weeks is not going to come home, but such is life.
Any additional feedback and comments are welcome.
PS; We are looking for a dark with red GSD with a calm and quiet temperament to be a HOUSE dog. Cuddly, attached at the hip and a more submissive type personality are welcome. Keep us in your thoughts.
|03-10-2014 10:44 AM|
I am so sorry.....I would be bawling my eyes out if it happened to me. Hugs.
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|03-10-2014 05:04 AM|
|03-10-2014 04:59 AM|
|03-10-2014 04:08 AM|
Sorry for your disappointment!!! This is one of the problems that can arise when breeders let people "pick" pups instead of fitting them to the buyer based on stated preferences. If they let you "pick" this pup, then the pup should have been removed from the selection offered to others at the very least.
As Carmen says - personality shown at a specific time is not always a true picture....and the breeder should know what the pup's potential is personality wise...Personally, I would ask for my deposit to be returned, and go elsewhere...mellower long coated pups are NOT that hard to find!
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