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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-10-2008, 06:34 AM Thread Starter
 
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Anyone heard of this breeder?

I was wondering if anyone has ever heard anything about Sweet Fur Babies. They are located in Michigan on the west side of the state. She was a great communicator until I asked to see proof of testing and never heard back from her. That was a red flag, but... you never know. I also mentioned that I would drive out to her place to see the puppies and she explained her house was under remodeling and although the breeding area was still intact, the rest of the house was in shambles. She offered to bring the puppies and parents to me so we could see how they interacted with my family and check out where the puppy would be living. What do you guys think about that?
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I THINK RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN THE OTHER WAY --- 2 red flags already, wont answer testing question, and secondly, wont let you come to her house. Well you are not going to see the house, and if the breeding area is still in tackt, why cant you go??? She sounds awfully desperate to sell you a pup is she is willing to take out her adults and puppies into a strangef house??? RUN RUN RUN!!!

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I would also run in the other direction from this breeder. Sounds kind of fishy about not letting you go see her 'breeding area'. Perhaps she has a puppy mill in the backyard she does not want to show you?? Did you ask for her dogs names so youcould check them out on your own??

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Yeah,

I agree with the others..that sounds really shady to me. She'd rather pack up all the dogs and come to you???? Odd, very odd. And she won't respond to you now that you asked about the health of the parents? yikes. Red flag.

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If I were you, I'd RUN in the opposite direction! Sounds like she's hiding something. I know there are other reputable breeders in MI. I'd look up one of them.

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I would really recommend you go to shows and meet breeders and you get to see Havanese in person! The big detroit show is coming up March 1-3. There you might be able to network with Havanese breeders too as it is a benched show!

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I accessed the Sweet Fur Babies website and am wondering...
why the male puppies are $800 with limited registration and $700 more for full registration...
The breeder states this is because she does not want her puppies bred by unscrupulous or uncaring individuals. But I don't get what the difference in price has to do with it.
AKC registration (puppy kit) is not expensive, at least, it never used to be. I would want my pup registered...
Isn't the normal way to go about this is to sign a spay neuter agreement?

I'm not judging Sweet Fur Babies but am curious about this pricing method. Also, I would INSIST on visiting the home/kennel.

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I too would run in the opposite direction. It sounds awfully like a backyard breeder or puppy mill. I ran from my first choice of a pup because the breeder was indignant when I asked about the health testing. She proceeded to tell me it wasn't necessary because she only bred healthy dogs. There were no photos of the sire and dam. Of couse that was long before I found this forum and through it found my perfect (for me) baby.

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OH..YIKES!

SO, if you can afford an extra few hundred dollars, that makes a person ethical? She can't be serious! lol

I dont' know about everyone else, but a budget priced Hav just is a red flag to me..

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post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-10-2008, 01:58 PM
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Suzy....It was a good thing you asked instead of finding out after it was too late..
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