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03-10-2014 11:55 PM
Daisyline
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Originally Posted by K9POPPY View Post
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
Thank you after talking in detail with breeder. I feel much better it wasn't her fault long story short the pup that the first family was paired with is developing slower then her litter mates and still can't walk on hind legs and the breeder doesn't want to sell her because of this. And I now have full confidence that I'll find my perfect pup
03-10-2014 08:47 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 01:26 PM
Daisyline
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 01:11 PM
XeroZeus 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 09:44 AM
nktigger99 I am so sorry.....I would be bawling my eyes out if it happened to me. Hugs.

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03-10-2014 09:37 AM
Daisyline
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personally I would not be dealing with them .

I really don't like handing out pups in the picks order when someone comes .

That goes for your observation on her too. She could have been that mellow on that day , in that moment . She can't be that different from her littermates.

That is why a good breeder will do the best for their dog and the potential new home by spending gobs of time getting to know the people and gobs of time getting to really know the pups and placing them in the best place --- or not with any current "applicants" and wait until the right one comes along.
The little girl we picked was out of the ones the breeder suggested for us. She did help place the pup she gave us some options she thought would be best for us and steered us away from those she didn't think would work for us and some flat out said no to. We had 2 she really suggested for us a male and a female (we wanted a female so made the choice really easy)
03-10-2014 09:33 AM
Daisyline
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Originally Posted by gsdsar View Post
I am sorry. It really sucks. I would be devastated if I had been planning for a pup and then it did not happen.

Good luck. I hope you find the right pup for your family.


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I truly am crushed. Just imagine looking forward to brining a pup you think is perfect for your family for two weeks and having your house all set up for her and have training regiments worked out and have trainers picked and have setup for the future to find out a week and a half before your supposed to go up that she is no longer available.
03-10-2014 04:04 AM
Chip18
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Originally Posted by wolfstraum View Post
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!

Lee
Oh no...that does sound reasonable, it seems like the breeder broke the contract and yet I feel compelled to post this:


03-10-2014 03:59 AM
Chip18
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Originally Posted by carmspack View Post
at the very least after you drove all that way they should have shown you some respect and courtesy and told the 1st pick guy that he was first pick for a male since that is what he had expressed at the outset.
shoddy treatment
Thank you, that's exactly what I thought.
03-10-2014 03:08 AM
wolfstraum 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!

Lee
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