LOL, I made the poll and did not make a slot for my own experience. I put it in No, not a bad experience, but now I do not want to promote...
Frodo was not a "terrible" dog. As he was my first, some of his problems were probably my fault. He was all wrong for me, too hard, too high strung, too aggressive, too stubborn. He was a flat backed, drop eared bi-color that everyone asked if he was a lab. So, I could have put that I was looking for different lines.
And, I did not really have a bad experience with this breeder. The litter was sheltered in a garage and under a junk car. I handed over $150 and he gave me the papers and the 10 week old pup. He even told me he wasn't sure that this lot's ears will come up or not. So, I bought an AKC pup and that is exactly what I got.
Maybe if I spent more than ten minutes in the guy's presence, I could tell you all the abominable things that he bred for or did not test or care about, but the fact is, I haven't a clue. Only, the guy did not worry for one second what I wanted the dog for, or how I would provide for the dog. I can only add it up to someone who I would not at this point promote. And studying his pedigree, well, I do not see that the dog was anything but a back-yard bred American pet line/German working line cross that had no rhyme or reason why they put the dogs together save for the $150 per puppy.
Heidi Ho, Odie
Joy-Joy, Bear Cub, Hepsi-Pepsi
Cujo2, Karma Chameleon
Ramona the Pest, Kojak -- who loves you baby?
Tiny Tinnie, Susie's Uzzi, Kaiah -- The Baby Monster.