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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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The problem with these breeder directories is that unless you know what to look for they are usless. Anyone can list themselves in there, it doesn't mean they are repuatable, it just means they are putting dogs together and selling puppies.
Lisa,I have chosen not to give out this womans web site so that I do not find myself in any trouble.

I have recived many links to reliable breeders from those in this forum and I want to Thank everyone who is offering there help!!!!!!
That's cool Kelly, as long as the people sending you the links know what to look for in a reputable breeder then you should be all set. Have you considered checking out some other forums where there are more poeple who work their AB"s? I know it sounds like you are just looking for a pet but the reason I ask is because generally speaking, the working AB people usually have much higher standards when it comes to health testing, and temperament. Just a thought, and if you want I could point you in the direction of a few good breeders I would recommend, but most of them would not be within a days drive of you.
LISA: Thanks for the advice and offering to help me out.I will take the advice and take any info you may have that will lead me in the right direction.I am only looking for a " house pet" but I am also looking into agility as I know this breed needs the excersise and heard that when they become board that is what leads into most problems.I am good friends with one of the vets that I use to work for who does the agility with four of her dogs so I will go to her for advice and feed back but I am ALWAYS open for help and suggestions.Thanks again.
I was curious if this breeder gave your deposit back. How does this breeder become experienced without these situations happening. I see it possible for her female to go into false pregnacy after all what is false pregnacy( I KNow). This breeder originally had something of intrest to you but things didnt work out to your timing, mayby it was divine intervention or something but is there a problem getting your money back, if not I would say think it thru again. We all become experienced by the experiences.
I had just spoke with her and she is sending my deposit back,so she says.Now I have to wait and see if she does in fact send it or if this is going to turn into a battle.
I just got an email from the BYB.I thought this just goes to show what kind of person she really is.She sent a picture of her SISTERS puppy and asked if I would want him.She said she offered her sister a pup from a litter that isnt even here yet and her sister agreed.
WTF!!!!! She says she is really sorry about what had taken palce and wants to make it up to me.........NOT,she wants my $$$$$$$$$

I did contact some breeders that you all have given me info about and I have to say these people know there sh*t.They are all willing to help me out in anyway possible and do the health testing and have a long list of references.THANKS AGAIN to everyone for helping me out.My spirit is up again thanks to you guys.
i still recommend taking a "pass" on this particular breeder, you know my reasoning. i do hope you get your deposit back tho
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
Try kennedy american bulldogs thats where I got mine from he is a very reputable breeder! If you do a search on google for kennedys american bulldogs you will see almost everyone has one of his dogs in there bloodline somewhere! He will ship a puppy for you and he has the best guarantee for his dogs (If you are unhappy with your dog for any reason he will replace it for free) thats a pretty straight guarantee and he will put it in writing! Here is his link!

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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