by Nattydogs on 14 August 2020 - 06:08
I am a dog breeder from East Africa, a member of East Africa Kennel club (EAKC). I am writing to express my unfortunate experience with Alex (Fanino), to seek assistance and indeed to help others who wish to adopt/buy dogs from this untrustworthy breeder. I had very unfortunate times with Alex since I started my relationship with him back in 2018. It was always my wish to import quality dogs from Serbia. When I got in touch with Fanino, it all went well on the discussions and sharing experiences in dogs but it didn’t last long before realizing I was dealing with a cornman. It all ended up to be a lasting drummer for the past two years.
I booked and paid for a dog worth EUR2,650 in April 12th 2019, he promised to deliver to Nairobi Kenya in 10 days. After a month long waiting and him not responding to any of my calls and chats he came back in May 15th 2019 saying the same dog got accident, injured by barbwire, that was declared unfit for shipping so he is going to send me another dog. I did not have options, I accepted although the later was not of the same quality. Finally I received my first dog end of May 2019. This was not the same dog though was still a good dog. However, the dog came without export pedigree which he committed to send by DHL. We then entered into another deal of a pregnant bitch worth EUR2,500, fund was wired on 23rd June 2019, after weeks of waiting he said Ultra sound indicated breathing issues on the puppies so he was considering selling me two other puppies instead. I again agreed with the second deal. Wasn’t long before seeing him posting puppies from the same bitch for sale. All this time he kept on changing dogs some of which are not my favorite. After months long not responding to my calls or chats, he called me one morning that he was on the way to Africa but was refused to board the flight with the two puppies at Amsterdam airport so he is going back to Serbia. He said, was very unfortunate deal so he will refund my money in the following two days.
At all this time he never send me the Export pedigree for the first dog. As always when I made follow up for the papers he made another pathetic lie that it is banned to send a parcel from Serbia to East Africa. That he will keep the parcel till when we meet. I have paid a huge price dealing with this brethren. I have asked for assistance from KINOLOSKI Serbia FCI. The club commented that they have so much complains of the same for the same breeder but less they can do. I have consulted his former partner who also said they separated because of the same reasons (untrustworthy person)
Whether this will help me to get my money (EUR2,500) and export pedigree I don’t know but I know for sure will help others who wishes to buy dogs from Fanino
I have proofs for payments and all our correspondences if required for evidence.
I know some will say why I chose to go for Fanino with all cases which were reported here about him! the truth is I knew all these after the events,
by mrdarcy on 14 August 2020 - 15:08
by ThatWasClose on 14 August 2020 - 16:08
by haytuch on 20 August 2020 - 10:08
by Q Man on 20 August 2020 - 11:08
In particular when one deal is finished and you haven't gotten what you should...Either the dog or the papers...I certainly wouldn't got into another deal...
I know myself when Red Flags begin going up and/or the hairs on the back of my neck go up and I'm feeling like something is wrong...LISTEN to yourself...There are many places to get a good dog...Your money is yours and you have the power in your hands...Take your time and check with others...
Just my rant on this...
by Koots on 20 August 2020 - 15:08
by Hired Dog on 20 August 2020 - 15:08
I also fail to understand how one sends money to someone they have never met, who has something to sell, which means that of course they are going to tell you its the best dog that has ever lived, when that person lives in a country strife with poverty and corruption.
It does not matter how many times this has be done, it will happen over and over as long as people think they are getting a bargain and they can up sell the reproduction of that bargain.
by crazystyna on 20 August 2020 - 19:08
@Hired Dog, I agree that not all the best dogs come from Serbia. Also I agree about sending money to person one never met or at least researched is wrong. But to put it as “It does not matter how many times this has be done, it will happen over and over as long as people think they are getting a bargain and they can up sell the reproduction of that bargain” is not right. The person said they spent ~$3,000 on a dog. That’s not a few hundreds of dollars. Am I missing something?
Nattydogs, I’m sorry about your experience.
by Hired Dog on 21 August 2020 - 06:08
Breed that female 3-4 times, sell pups for above price, then sell her for 3-4K so someone else can repeat the process, how much did that dog cost again?
Now, if the shipping price is included in that 2500 Euros, you really payed nothing for a pregnant dog. Do a little searching for shipping costs, let me know what you come up with.
Understand that I have nothing against breeding a quality female with a quality male when you are seeking to produce outstanding dogs with a specific goal in mind, but, that is not the case with most breeding that goes this route.
by crazystyna on 21 August 2020 - 11:08