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post #1 of 74 (permalink) Old 09-08-2007, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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Breeder Won't Let Me Visit!

Ok, so now I've addressed the issue of buying a second puppy and found one I might like. Have visted with the breeder but when I said I wanted to come down tomorrow to see the dog and maybe other dogs she has she became very agaited with me and said she would not allow anyone to come to her home. Supposely she had a bad "experience" with someone and will bring the dog to meet me half way. I explained that I really would like to see the parents of this pup and some of the other males she has listed and was told that she sold one of them and probably will have the other sold. Now I am very leary of this situation. Think I should just walk away from it. What do you all think??
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I would walk away personally. Any breeder should welcome you into their home, IMHO. The fact that she won't let you see the parents or the other pups would worry me. Did she elaborate on what that "bad experience" was? I can't think of any reason as to why she wouldn't let you come to see the dog unless it was because she had something to hide.


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Wow. If they won't let you visit or see the parents, I would not walk away, I would run! There are so many excellent breeders out there that would more than welcome you into their homes and would want you to see the sire and the dam.
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That seems like a huge red flag.

I do remember one breeder on the big Hav Yahoo list that said she never let people visit the pups in her home. I don't know why. Everything we read tells us to visit the pups in their home environment and see the sire and dam.

There are so many breeders who WILL let you come visit their puppies that if I were you I'd keep looking till I found one.

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Yes, i agree. I would not walk, i would run also.

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When I was searching for my puppy I fell in love with an adorable little girl and came very close to getting her though red flags were waving in the breeze from the get go. I'm so happy I ran from the situation and waited for my little angel. I join the others and say, "run."

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Good thing you asked!!!! I guess most people don't. We always encourage visits.
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Yes I would run! I also would assume there is probably something she is hiding.
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Smells fishy to me, I would want to meet the parents of my pup and see what type of enviroment they live in.

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I think I would RUN..........

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