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Am I being set up by this breeder.........

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So as most of you know I have been looking into getting male AB pup.After about a month I found a lady who
lives 7 hours from me and has been breeding for time.I did a background check on her with the better burro business and it came back clean.I have seen pictures of past litters and there owners.She has an area on her site with the pedigrees/sire
and what not and seems to be on top her game.Well she had said that her female was due to give birth this month and if I was interested I had to put down my deposit so I could be on the waiting list for one.so I sent my deposit and got an email that they were hoping she would have them any day now.Well I hadn't heard anything from her so I sent her an email asking how the mom was doing and if there was any signs she would be having the litter soon.I then get an email back saying that she is taking mommy to the vet Tuesday and would let me know what is said.So last night I get a call from her saying she took the mother to the vet and the vet had said she had a False pregnancy.I have heard of this before BUT it threw up the red flag.She said she had never heard or seen this before.She was very apologetic and said that her other female was due to go into heat soon and if I was still interested that she would give me first pick of the litter.I told her I would get back to her.The red flag is: is it possible for a dog to have a false pregnancy and her not realize it the whole time? She said she was producing milk towards the end that her temp dropped a day or two before she took her to the vet and she put on weight like she was in fact going to have pups.She does have I believe two pups in her house with this female who has had litters before.I guess my question is does this lady sound like she knows what she is doing? Is it possible for something like this to happen? What are all of your thoughts on this.Should I take my money elsewhere?
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yes it is possible for an *inexperienced* breeder to assume their dog is having a false pregnancy *all the way thru*. what throws up more of a red flag for me is the fact that you needed to send a deposit to be on a "waiting list" and now your deposit will give you "pick litter" . so what happened to the others on her waiting list? i would take my money elsewhere, but i am not the most trusting person lol. if you are comfortable, post up the site link or pm me with it. i will do some quiet poking around. again only if you are comfortable with that
kelly are you looking for someone in pa specifically? there are good people out there with puppies on the ground or soon to be. but if you are looking specifically in pa and surrounding area you may have to wait a bit.
there are lots of good people on the east coast.
these guys are in michigan. awesome dogs (i know it's not the east coast, but it's not far :lol:

toni livingston is on the east coast, NY i think. al joye is in VA.
try going to american bulldog resourses and checking out kennels. can't say i recommend all the kennels they list but it is the most complete list you will find
Kelly said:
try going to american bulldog resourses and checking out kennels
How do I go about doing that,is there a link.

of course! isn't there a link for everything? lol
i still recommend taking a "pass" on this particular breeder, you know my reasoning. i do hope you get your deposit back tho
Kelly said:
OH NO,I am sooooo NOT going to use her.I am in the process of talking to a few breeders and will let you all know what happens but this other lady WILL be sending my $$$ back....lol
good stuff! let me know how it goes :wink:
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