by Rik on 07 November 2019 - 17:11
several forums I visit (Jeep, 4 wheel drive, college football) have "Sticky" threads at the top that always pop up at the top.
every page here has posts from folks who got ripped, at times from ads here.
after the fact, there are always helpful people with advice but too late to help what has already happened.
and I do realize that most people that got jobbed start looking after the fact, but I'm just curious if a "Sticky" can't be started here so people with positive (or negative) experience willing to share can post.
and maybe those doing research before the fact can stumble across.
just asking, cause many years ago I stumbled across this site. did not know sh## about the German GSD.
ended up with a U.S. Regional Siegerin and a kick azz conformation pup (burned out too soon). and I do mean a pup that kicked azz from people/dogs that traveled half a world to meet him.
the ad I found him was here.
I went to Germany for my Wandy. Stood in the rain and cold for 2 days to see her in the 3rd ring (18-24) or whatever that class is.
and every move and contact was made from Oli's site.
by Sunsilver on 07 November 2019 - 21:11
Both my most recent dogs have come from this site, too. The first one wasn't quite what I was looking for, but that was more due to my lack of knowledge than anything else.
by Rik on 07 November 2019 - 22:11
Fred was at the Sieger with a tour group I think, but I was at the "this is what I can afford ring".
it was a few months before the owner would sell her.
but, no, it's just like I said, everything I did "German" started 100% after doing an internet search and finding this site.
I really appreciate and value Fred's knowledge and assistance over the years and certainly would have asked him to look at her, but honestly, there is so much going on and so many rings and everything happening so fast that you just have to be standing there at that moment.
I have always kind of had my own ideas of what might win in conformation and what I like. It's different for everybody I guess.
His house was the first stop I made after I got her though.
by Rik on 07 November 2019 - 22:11
Fred did go with me to evaluate her.
by Sunsilver on 07 November 2019 - 22:11
Oh, that's so sad, Rik!
I might have lost Star from her spay surgery, if I hadn't had medical training, and convinced the vet to go back in and stop the bleeding he was telling me 'not to worry' about!
He killed a friend's dog when he did an emergency spay on her for pyometra, and she bled out afterwards.
A lot of vets don't realize spaying a 2 year old (or older) bitch isn' the same as spaying one that's never been in heat, or had pups!
by Rik on 07 November 2019 - 23:11
all vets are not equal.
next morning she had opened up and was gone. something really hard to describe.
by Sunsilver on 08 November 2019 - 00:11
That sounds horrible.
Needless to say, I switched vets after what happened with Star.
by GSD Admin on 08 November 2019 - 01:11
by Hundmutter on 08 November 2019 - 03:11
I dunno whether the 'sticky' thing would work though. Even though for some time there has been a specific Scams forum section here, people often still bring their posts to the General section first. And wouldn't one 'sticky' topic get awfully complicated ? Plenty of threds now get quite confused 'cos members don't just add to the one scamming advertiser / breeder, but bring different cases & scammers in for comparison, and the details end up getting mixed with those of the OPs, especially when the threds get longer and folk don't read all the contributions.
by Sunsilver on 08 November 2019 - 08:11
I do like the idea of charging for ads! The cost for a premium ad on here is quite low, and I was very willing to pay it the one time I had a co-owned litter for sale.