My family and I are having a very hard time finding a reputable breeder breeding stock with full clearances.
First, we put down a $500 with a local breeder and waited over 9 months, and through 6 potential litters. We waited through 3 "false pregnancies", 1 still born litter, and 2 litters that were too small to accomodate our place on the "waiting list". With no further litters on the horizon, we started looking for another breeder. The original breeder refused to refund our deposit, and would not sell us a puppy if we came back to them, since we started looking elsewhere.
Next we found a litter on the ground with a breeder that has been well recommended here on this forum, taking reservations. I sent in $800 reservation money to secure a pup based on her excellent reputation. Come to find out the litter was from an accidental breeding, from a 18 month old bitch with only preliminary clearances. Oh, and neither the bitch or the sire were owned by this breeder, she was raising it for someone else. Then the "take home" date I was given was only 7 weeks to the day from the whelp date.
It was just too many red flags for me. This time we are getting our money back at least.
So now, please help us!
My kids have been waiting almost a year for a new puppy. I feel like we have been strung along and taken advantage of. I did what I thought was good research, and we've been burned a couple times now.
We are a good family with respectful kids, we have a decent sized home with a relatively large fenced back yard. Our schedules allow that someone is home nearly all the time. This dog will be an absolute member of our family, not left in the back yard.
What we're looking for: A female companion pup from good breeding stock with all clearances, (Ch parents will not be turned away
) that's either on the ground or at least confirmed pregnant.
We have $1800 to spend, and that will need to include transportation if coming from more than 500 miles from DFW, TX.
Please, PLEASE help us!