BOWLING GREEN, INDIANA -- My family found her website and it looked great, I read her guest book checking out what people had to say and things looked on the up and up. We drove two hours to purchase our new puppy. For 800 dollars we were to get our female. When we arrived it looked nothing like the website, the owner had just gotten horses that were being checked by a ferrier. The grass was extremely tall, too tall for dogs to be in due to ticks, fleas etc. You could barely see them, the mastiffs were all in a small 'house" and we could not go in. The father was on another property because he was owned by a family member. Only the mother was inside with the pups, she was pretty skinny looking for a new mama. She claims they all take turns being inside to be socialized but I find that hard to believe. I understand they would tear up the house. The pics on the site are outdated, don't be fooled. We took the pup because we wanted to give her a home, she had a strange parasite, covered in fleas to a point it was unhealthy at five months she was diagnosed with hip dysplasia. We notified her of the puppy guarantee and she claimed that she had no puppies at this time, ok, she has been horrible about getting back to us, we even did certified mail. I recently took my dog back to the vet because of behavior issues, apparently she is in the advanced stages of hip dysplasia and is on constant pain meds. She was only given about a year if that on being able to walk. I am sick, this is my baby, I am so tired of people not giving a damn and living on the backs of defenseless animals. SHE HAS TO KNOW ABOUT THE Dysplasia. its a genetic defect, it is bred into these dogs. I will not be played a fool. I do not want any more animals to suffer or any more owners to have to go through what we are. She needs to be stopped.
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Breeder Misrepresented Puppy
Posted by Threedognight on 09/03/2010
BOWLING GREEN, INDIANA -- We paid $800 to Country Club Rottweilers and Bullmastiffs in Bowling Green, Indiana, for a rottie puppy born on March 7, 2010. She was one of a litter of five. We were told she was the result of an outcross rather than a line breeding. When we received her AKC papers with her pedigree, we were surprised to learn that her parents were full siblings.
We were told female dogs had only one litter a year. Now we see on the breeders' website that the same mother is expecting again sometime this month.
According to information on the breeders' website, the dogs are family raised. What we saw was a small home and lots of dogs outside in fences. Only a favored bullmastiff puppy, the rottie puppies and the mother of the rottie puppies were in the house. We were asked to pick up the puppy when she was five weeks old and we were told at that time that she had been taken from her mother a week earlier. That isn't good for the puppy, but we took her anyway because we felt we could provide for her better than the breeder.
When I last looked at the breeders' website, she had 12 pups for sale and was expecting another litter in September. We were desperate for a puppy or we would not have dealt with a backyard breeder. We hope you are not as desperate and that you will ask for your information in writing. Beware of what you hear from these breeders. Or buy your puppy from a breeder who isn't in the business of breeding just for the money.
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Company Response on 01/21/2011: I hope I am placing these details in the right place... I just noticed that I had a negative complaint on this site, by a costumer of mind. I think it is unfair to place negative comments and not let the company respond in any way. I have been in contact with these people since they bought their dog. I have offered a replacement puppy out of our next available litter, and they are not interested in the dogs we have. I did not tell these people to pick out their puppy at 5 wks, they demanded it!! As far as us living in a small house, I’m not really sure why that matters, I’m sorry my house wasn’t big enough for them, but as explained, we are not a large scale breeding kennel. We are a family owned business, on a 10 acre farm, our dogs have huge fenced in areas where they are aloud to run free and enjoy being dogs! We don’t kennel our dogs like most breeders because we don’t think its fair for the dogs. We don’t have only one dog that’s in the house with us, we take turns on who is in the house, that way everybody gets lots of love!! The puppy she spoke of that was in the house, was not a favored pup, she was still being trained. As far as us breeding one female more then once a year, we don’t. We always skip a heat before we consider breeding again. Which we did do. The female that is expecting a litter this month, its been a year since she had pups, we did skip her in-between heat. We have been breeding Rottweilers and Bullmastiffs for over 14 years now, and are in great standing with AKC and have never had any problems with our dogs or any of the pups we have sold. I feel this was a very unfair complaint, and I would be happy to offer any references, or invite anyone to come out and meet the dogs and see our set up. We are not anything like a puppy mill, and I am highly offended by that insult. We strive to better the breed and offer very healthy happy pups. We raise all of our litter in the house with us, around our family and our kids. Our dogs are out bred not inbred, and we do supply you with a copy of both of the parent’s pedigrees, and a full AKC reg. We are 100% with AKC. Please see our guestbook full of happy costumers. These people came out to my home and saw all the dogs, if they didn’t want the puppy, they didn’t have to get the pup. I don’t understand that if they were unhappy with what they saw when they were out, why did they get the pup?? We are the farthest thing from a puppy mill, or a back yard breed that you can find!! We love our dogs, as if they were one of our children!!