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I am just so upset right now. I have to rant. I sold a puppy from my first litter to a collage age young man. This was on the recommendation of a friend. He works at a pet store where she was working as a dog trainer. Fast forward a year. I find out on Facebook that the dog is not living with him. Not quite sure what the situation was, I sent him a message. It clearly states in my contract that if you can no longer keep the animal they come back to me.

He said that he had moved back in with his dad and stepmom but he wasnt really there much. The stepmom raises puppies for guiding eyes, and she was having difficulties figuring him out. She has never had a GSD before, let alone a working line that wasnt trained. I offered her some advise with situations she was asking about. Havent heard from them in a year.

I now find out his dad wants the dog out and they are looking for a rescue. I probably should have calmed down before I sent them the message I did on FB. I am so totally upset with them right now I could spit nails. We went over this a year ago about Link coming back to me. I bet his AKC papers are still in my name. I will have to go check. URGHHH
 

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Just another reason I know 'I will not breed, I will not breed, I will not breed'....

No matter how great a breeder is and responsible they try to be with their puppies, this shows how it can STILL be out of their hands when a pup of their suddenly ends up in a shelter/rescue!

Hopefully you can either work with the parents OR the rescue to get the dog back.
 

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Dawn - if they are WNY and have been contacting rescues let me know and I will see if we have any info from them that would help you.

ETA - yes - you do need to tread lightly, contract or no - Facebook is not the place to work things out. You may feel better for a minute, but where's the dog? (understand the desire to do so - but you learn not to)
 

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unfortunately there are things put in to writing that are private agreements that are not enforceable by law.
Experienced in this dept . By and large people are excellent , I have been so lucky with my owners , many of them being friends , with and without dogs for over 30 years . Every once in a while you get slimmed though.
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The dog is still at the dad/step moms house. I talked with Cory already and he said if I want him I can have him back. So that is good. Now to find him a suitable home. He will be two next month and I can get OFA's done as well. Going to evaluate his temperament as well. Two of his siblings are doing Schutzhund and one doing drug/explosive detection. So I know he has it in him to work. Some people prefer to get older puppies/dogs rather than young puppies too.
 

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What I can't seem to understand is why a person would give the dog to a shelter when a responsible breeder is willing to take the puppy back usually no questions asked. :mad:
 

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What I can't seem to understand is why a person would give the dog to a shelter when a responsible breeder is willing to take the puppy back usually no questions asked. :mad:
Yeah, I agree with Jean. They probably know they screwed up and don't want the breeder to find out and think badly of them. :(

My heart goes out to all the breeders and rescuers that must place their faith in a person and send a dog home with them. It is such a gamble even when you think you know a person well.
 

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Well, Link has been here since Saturday. Went in the morning to get him, stopped off at Deb Z's. They were training and the helper evaluated him. For only knowing us for two hours or so, he was fantastic. Matt agitated him to bite the rag. He went nuts for it, gripped it, wanted more. Never been worked before. Tonight I worked him for a few minutes. Taught him touch in about 10 mins. Working on manners. He has learned to down and wait before being told to come out of crate. He has to sit and wait at the door (instead of just running out it). He picks up new things fast. Still looking for the right placement for him. He certainly could do just about any job asked of him. He has such a goofy personality too.
 

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I am just so upset right now. I have to rant. I sold a puppy from my first litter to a collage age young man. URGHHH
How old do you have to be to do a collage?
 

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He sounds like a good boy. I would give him a home if i could. Glad you were able to get him back. Sorry you had that annoying experience though. I agree with that being one of the reasons i wont breed. Do you have pictures of him?
 

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Yikes! Just seeing this now. Glad that you got him back, and glad that Matt was able to evaluate him. Sounds like a crazy weekend! I'm sure you guys can get him placed in no time!
 

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Well so far, Lance Woodley says he would be interested in him. I have taught him touch and we are working on eye contact. He is doing better with touch :) I am now glad I was able to get him back at this age. I can see the results of the breeding for myself. He has lots of bone, TONS of energy, biddable (only needed a couple reps on learning touch), he is not over sized (not neutered either). Just not sure if we will be doing xrays or not for OFA at this point. I do have some pics we took the day I got him. I will have to figure out how to put them on here again.
 

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Just wanted to update. I drove to Boston this past Saturday, 6hrs, 88 degrees, and no air conditioning. Link and I survived. He was fine in the crate, loves car rides. Met Lance at his business and turned Link over to his partner, who took him to his house. Realized, I had a flat tire now on my van. My luck. Lance called AAA (he is a member) and we waited 1 1/2 hrs for the man to come change the tire. Talked dogs and pedigrees with Lance and watched him train one of his students who was there working her dogs. Spent the night, and started back Sunday morning after getting the nail hole in my tire repaired. Lance has a contract with Boston Police to place dogs with them. Link will have a career either with them or a private company as a detection dog. We will see how his training goes.
 
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