Omega Shepherds ARE Liars & Cheats
CLANCY, MONTANTA -- This is a dog breeder from Montana. My mum, and I tried to purchase a German Shepherd puppy from this breeder to train as a service dog.
We ran into nothing but problems!
I picked out my $1,000 puppy, and he was supposed to be "smart", and friendly with perfect markings.
She told me she was training him, and he was learning all the basics. He was 6 months old at this time, but since we wanted to train him as a service dog that is what we wanted.
We had never bought a purebred dog before, and had No experience in this area! Now I know I will never search the internet for a breeder. Not ever!
Right before he was supposed to be shipped, we got this call. The breeder was really upset, and said she was horrified to discover that the pup had a "slight heart murmur".
He shouldn't have any problems, and would still be a perfect "pet" but shouldn't be breed. (We were never going to breed him anyway.)
The breeder said she would sell him to us at $500 because she just KNEW he would be perfect for me, and "he was meant to be your's".
I didn't know what to do.
So I did the dumbest thing in the world. I said, yes.
Now I see we were suckered by that famous, "Appeal to their heartstrings," type of Sales Pitch!
Our pup was shipped out, and we picked him up. He was beautiful, but didn't listen to a word we said. Wouldn't walk on a leash, and seemed to have never beed walked on a leash ever!
I didn't know what to do.
We called the breeder because this was a German Shepherd, but his ears were NOT standing at SIX-Month-Old!
She told us that it was "normal", and to feed him gelatine.
At this point we knew something was up. (We should have known Way before, but we were naive!)
Then I complained that he didn't walk on a leash, and I couldn't handle him. He also WASN'T housebroken at 6-months.
We called the breeder two more times, and wanted to send him back she tried to refuse, and we told her THAT wasn't an option at this point.
We shipped him back, and guess what?
A call came from the airport at her end, she refused to pick him up! Would we surrender him to their local animal shelter? NO!
Then we got a bombshell :: The airport told us, "This is normal for this breeder. They buyer's send these pups back, and she refuses them so she can say she doesn't have to refund the money. Then she pickes them up at the animal shelter."
"This is what she used to try. But most shelter's had caught on to her." The man still wanted to warn us anyway.
We were heartbroken!
Needless to say we shipped the pup back, and found him a good home for free on our end! (It was to a professional dog trainer who thought she could work with him.) There was NO way we were letting this innocent pup back to That horrible woman! He didn't need to be in her "care" anymore.
This was more than 10 years ago now. But I'm horrified that this person is Still in business. So I need to get this information out there about my experience. STAY AWAY FROM OMEGA SHEPHERDS IN MONTANA!
The breeder is a liar, and a cheat.