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post #1 of 284 (permalink) Old 07-20-2007, 07:40 AM Thread Starter
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who's behind havanese-puppy-guide website?

Hello All,

I just came across a brand new website www.havanese-puppy-guide.com .....
Any idea who this person is that's behind this? And who she is working with?
There's one name in the grooming section "Fiona Kelly"

I don't know, at first glance it looks interesting, but I can't help but suspect serious commercial motives for this site......

wondering....

Suzanne

Edit: in the picture gallery, I see a piccie of one of the hav's here.....so someone should know more...

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I came across this site about six months ago when someone told me about using it as her guide to determine that she wanted a Havanese. I'd never heard of Fiona before that, and hadn't heard her name again until today. Her site has grown a bit in six months (more pages to appear to have more info?).

Yes, it seems like a ploy to sell her products. I wonder if she has other breed books out there.

There is one picture that looks like Brady. It is on a few pages, but I specifically saw it on the Training page and the Pictures page.
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I just went back and compared the two. That's definitely Brady's photo on her site.
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phew, relieved that I am not the only one getting that feeling, yes indeed, it must be Brady!! His picture is on several pages.....

I really get a strange vibe when reading through her website...

it pretends to be extremely informative, but then if you read, it really is not...and some info is even wrong!!!!

And every page refers to her books and others....

And the thing about the Types of Hav's, really bugs me...... She makes it sound like the Shorthaired Hav is normal......it's not.....yes it's a lovely dog like any other, but it is a gen-defect and is not according to standard.....

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it pretends to be extremely informative, but then if you read, it really is not...and some info is even wrong!!!!
Yes, I noticed that.

If you go to Google and do a search for "Fiona Kelly breed" you will find several other sites where she is trying to sell her book on Havanese. She will even allow you to sign up for a 12-week course where she will send you an article each week. This site is much more informative an inundating with information than that. Ha ha!
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I was just checking this out and that is my boy. Who is this woman? I only have Brady's picture on this website and on Dogster, but the one she is using is not on Dogster. I am going to go check out her website and see what the story is before I over react. I don't like someone using my dogs picture without my permission (even though I know he is really cute).


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Yikes!

I really hate it when that happens!!!!

But you hear it more often, I even heard of websites like e-bay with BYB breeders selling puppies, with pictures of puppies of respectable breeders...

If I were you I would be soooo angry... ..she should have asked!!! are you going to have her clarify why she is using your Brady without your consent?!

It's not about if Brady is cute or not and yes it can be flattering but to me it would be a matter of principle.....

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Hahahaha.. Karen, If I were you, I'd make that person take Brady's pic off, OR pay you some sort of royalty... hehe.. A few of those other pics look very familiular.. I think some of them are also from this site..
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It isn't a very professional looking website. All the pictures look like they were cut and pasted from some place else. There is even one that looks like Oliver in his carseat.
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I wonder if Karen knows that Brady's picture is being used? Has anyone PM'd her yet?

SEE.....this is where it would be NICE if this forum was private (meaning you have to register) Just anyone can come on here and steal pictures of our dogs and use them to sell products....assuming that is what has been done? Maybe permission was given in this case, but if not..I'd be mad as heck!

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