ALPINE, CALIFORNIA -- After researching the breed and breeders for months, I finally chose to go with Esperanza Klee Kai breeders from Alpine, CA. My dog, Bruin, is a great dog and we love him very much but I want other consumers out there to know that these breeders do send out sick dogs. Within 12 hours of having Bruin, he was vomiting and having severe diarrhea so I took him to the vet and found out he had round worm. Since this is a very common parasite and is easily cured (and apparently can be done cheaply) then there is no excuse for sending a dog to new owners like this.
I contacted the breeder to let them know what happened immediately and was asked to wait a month until other breeder returned home. Once the month had passed, I emailed asking again for a reimbursement for the large vet bill that had accumulated from this problem. The breeder had excuses for each item and now doesn't respond to my emails. Great dogs but don't be fooled by their "health guarantee" - it has nothing to do with the health of the dog upon receipt!
Final issue - was told dog would come with all shots up to one year (picked him up as a 6 month old) and this was false as well. The few vaccines that had been done were not timed appropriately and thus the series had to be started over. Many other things were promised as well and fell far short of expectations.