by hkmerc44 on 27 October 2007 - 22:10
This atrocity needs to be brought to the attention of the GSD community. No I am not a breeder, nor do I want to be after what I have seen. No, I am not a disgruntled puppy buyer. No, I am not jealous - the majority of the breeding stock is not suitable for breeding - most of those that are, are co-owned. And no, this cannot possibly be construed as slanderous - this is PERSONAL EXPERIENCE and 100% TRUTH! Several other disinterested and objective parties are witness to these conditions. An owner/co-owner of 2 other dogs that were under the care of this breeder - to whom those dogs have now been returned - is also disgusted by the condition of their dogs. All of the dogs have been positively identified via ear tattoos. All photographs have been authenticated, and veterinary reports may be examined upon request. This is not a bash-fest - authorities have been contacted and an investigation is underway.
Most of these dogs were offered for sale at one time, but the breeder changed her mind and wanted to keep all of them for the “program”. That notwithstanding, the simple, plain truth of the matter is that this “breeder” is horribly kennel-blind, obviously delusional, and has been exposed as malicious, evil, manipulative and also - a liar. Most, if not all of what I was told regarding these dogs was completely fabricated by this person.
For the sake of space, the pertinent details are represented here. Those choosing to seek the entirety of the story will be directed to a document upon request.
These dogs are not just underweight - they are EMACIATED. Hip bones, all ribs, spines, skull features are clearly visible. No grooming has been performed on a few since shedding began in the spring. Those requiring removal of badly matted hair were groomed with great patience, taking numerous hours to avoid shaving. All of the dogs were heavily infested with fleas. Worm loads were extraordinarily heavy - including tapeworm. Bloody diarrhea is common. Demodecdic Mange. Total protein levels far below normal. Nails grown out so long as to be curled back to the pad, split and bleeding. No socialization whatsoever. And most regrettably - all of these dogs are timid, afraid of their own shadow - and some even tremble and cower at the mere sight of a shovel! Probably the most horrifying and heart-wrenching is a litter of puppies weighing in at 4.8-6.1 pounds at 8 weeks of age. No socialization, don’t know how to play, don’t know what a toy is, and don’t like being picked up to the point of shying away from a human touch. And 12-16 week old puppies that cower at the thought of being called in for human contact and turn to avoidance.
To add to the deceit and in order to further “hide” from exposure, this person also knowingly chose to whisk the dogs away from their foster situation under cover of night in a clandestine manner to avoid procuring health certificates for travel across state lines.
Explanations and excuses offered go like this: the males lose weight when around females in heat. Two of the females can’t keep weight on because they run kennels. Oh, I worm them. These have been proven to be false, and sorry folks - these claims fly in the face of common sense and insult the intelligence of even the most naïve observers.
This person should not be allowed to own a SINGLE ANIMAL, much less BREED them!
by Don DeLeon on 27 October 2007 - 23:10
hkmerc44, are you refering to the individual whose homepage URL is posted above the photo? I would like to find out more about this. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send a link to the referenced information. Thanks.
by Domenic on 27 October 2007 - 23:10
What the fk is going on.Who is this that did that to those dogs in the photobucket site?Cant believe the human race boy.Man can we be scum.This person OR persons should be shot in the head.Im sorry for this kind of attitude,but i've had it with scum
by VBK9 on 27 October 2007 - 23:10
How absolutely horrible! Those poor dogs! There is a link to Alt Ostland, that is not the breeder these dogs came from is it??
by 1doggie2 on 28 October 2007 - 00:10
Domenic, is MY NEW HERO
by Shandra on 28 October 2007 - 00:10
O M G !!! How horrible!! There is NO exuse for the condition of those dogs, if they are kennel runners, put them in a smaller kennel and take em out for attention, IF that is the reason. Looking at the condition of the coats, they look wormy, malnourished and neglected. That doesnt come from over exerting energy "Kennel Running" that comes from starvation or lack of decent quality food and care.
If I had the room I would gladly rescue these poor guys.
by spengsd on 28 October 2007 - 00:10
Well Thank God someone cared enough to step in and STOP this woman from ever Breeding or having an animal again..
She should be ashamed, but by the looks of the dogs she al-ready is a SORRY human being..No animal deserves to be treated like that,this is not just some thing that developed over night, this has been along time coming!! Also Shame on you people that have helped this woman to hide her dogs and not report her sooner, the ones that have just turned there heads and pretended to see nothing..WHat were you thinking???OH yeal, that old excuse(i don't want to get involved) now how do you feel??
I hope this is a lesson to be learned by, people, that are breeding and selling dogs with there stinkin nasty lies.. Will come to surface and be seen.. What Goes Around Comes Around...At some time in your life,woman, I hope you feel just as bad as those poor dogs look..
I pray you will be SHUT Down and never be able to even own any Animal,especially Breed them..
Thank you, to the person who had enough Heart to love the dogs enough to report this Kennel!!!!
by eichenluft on 28 October 2007 - 00:10
these dogs are horribly neglected - please tell us what "kennel" these dogs live at. Have they been rescued?
by animules on 28 October 2007 - 02:10
Same question VBK9 had, is the link to the breeder?
by Do right and fear no one on 28 October 2007 - 05:10
There is something wrong with this posting and story.
You did not provide a link to the "whole" story that you should of, having started this.
Your title says "Retired" ? police officer but nothing at all about that in your story. With all of the insider info that you obviously have, why the question mark?
You have a link to altostland which is there for some, as yet, unknown reason. Are you insinuating that they are the person/s who did this to these dogs?
If this is the altostland that routinely posts on the database, then I don't believe your accusations. "IF" they are directed towards altostland.
You have very detailed info, that only someone involved in the investigation would have, and as indicated by someone else, if you are involved in the investigation and are posting this info and pics, then you are jeopardizing the investigation.
Why are you just posting the "pertinent" info without the whole story. All you had to do was provide a link?
The dogs are in sorry shape and someone should be punished. It is obvious from the detailed info that a vet as obvioulsy been involved so that answers the question of if the dogs are now being cared for, but there is something fishy about this tory, especially with the altostland link being associated with it.
What the heck is up with that picture you provided on this posting?