|12-08-2013 11:46 AM|
You can tell who recommended who. Guess, we all will have to be very careful while reading these recommendations...
|12-08-2013 03:08 AM|
|Xeph||Kejasa, could you PM me the name of the breeder?|
|12-08-2013 02:09 AM|
|Kejasa||I just looked at the breeder's website I was referring to and, lo and behold, she has puppies that should be going home now. I think we are talking about the same breeder. I am really sorry. I know how disappointing it is to get your heart set on your new puppy and then to be hit by a lot of uncertainty. It must be hard for you to watch the puppies going to other homes when you put your deposit down first. I hope things work out for you.|
|12-08-2013 01:40 AM|
|Kejasa||Shonya, I was in your position a little over a year ago. I too found the breeder through this forum and she was very well respected. However, communication was lacking and I had to ask if I could meet the puppy before I was supposed to bring it home. When I met the pup at 6 weeks I was told by a person who lived at the kennel that it was high drive. I had put a deposit down for a medium drive pup and had stressed that I wanted an outgoing one. The pup I had been matched to did not want to be held, continually ran away from me and seemed very aloof. Long story short, I had doubts that the pup was right for me but the breeder kept insisting it was what I wanted. I asked the breeder to transfer my deposit to another litter and when she did not agree to do so I asked for my money back. I was told deposits were not refunded and the breeder literally said to me, "Had the puppy not been right for you, I would have told you and we would have waited for another litter." I was really shocked that I was treated that way by a breeder who had such a good reputation on here. She sold the puppy to someone else about a week later...same thing, there were pictures on her flicker account. She later agreed in court to return my deposit but never did. I say walk if you don't feel right about that breeder. A year later I have a lovely little shepherd who was very outgoing when I met her and is medium drive too. If I had taken that other pup home I truly think I would have regretted it. I lost a significant amount of money, but at least I have a good relationship with the breeder I got my girl from.|
|12-05-2013 02:26 PM|
If the breeder was recommended here, hopefully those members that recommended will come forward to help you.
IMHO I dont think its fair that people can recommend in forum but not mention the bad or issues about the breeder in forum (not sure if its happening that way but just bringing it up) otherwise all recommendations should be made by PM too. its just one sided and all people see is the good.
Either way this breeder should have contacted you whether her email is down of not, especially since you have seen puppies going to homes already. if there are more than one dam, maybe your puppy is not ready, however she should keep you updated. So sad. I hope it all works out and we find the breeder has your wrong email, contact info or something.
|12-04-2013 11:38 PM|
|firstname.lastname@example.org||this is a time when you should be filled with excitement, not disappointment. I cant believe that your phone calls go unanswered. I too would be put off, to say the least.|
|12-04-2013 03:49 PM|
|KZoppa||Shonya, I know I sent you a PM simply asking who the breeder was. I'm sincerely curious as to who it is. I am curious to know how this plays out - as someone mentioned, conflict resolution. And it would help those of us already doing the research again to determine the next breeder we'll go with for our next dog in a couple years.|
|12-04-2013 03:42 PM|
I don't think PMing causes drama or makes a breeder look bad. As it is a breeder that has been discussed on here I am sure people know her and can help you either get ahold of her.
I agree with calling. My breeder was sometimes difficult to get ahold of, but it was worth the wait!
|12-04-2013 11:58 AM|
Shonya, if it's a breeder that is known to the forum, then it's likely some of us know the breeder personally, and may have some insights, either positive or negative, that might help you figure out where to go from here. I didn't think you were trying to "smear" anyone, just looking for honest feedback. It's a shame these issues can't be discussed on the open forum, but those are the rules.
In private messages, anything goes, so don't be afraid to answer them. It may help clear up the communication issues if you know whether this is typical behavior for the breeder.
|12-04-2013 09:00 AM|
|GSD07||Sharing the name through PM does not mean spreading misinformation or being irresponsible. Forum members communicate through PMs quite a bit. I would love to know the name of the breeder and see how this is handled myself. Conflict resolution example tells more about the true nature of a business/breeder/partner etc than an uneventful ride.|
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