Watch out for tricky breeders
29 Jun 2009
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After giving a lot of thought to getting a pair of dogs as an additional family, we decided to go with purchasing a children's friendly dog. We did some research and found that
are good with children. We started looking for the right breeder in Kolkata; then a family member told us that they knew of a breeder who had sold them a male Golden Retrever. We then contated the breeder "Ashok" who lives in Bhangur near Lake Town, he breedes a bunch of dogs. Golden Retrievers
Mr. Ashok sold us a pair of Golden Retrievers from different parents for Rs.10,000 each, the pups were around 60 days old. Mind you, we had no idea about what to look at while buying the puppies. During the next couple of months, we found the male looking very different from the female in structure, the ears were getting bushy and long so were his legs and the puppy was getting longer. We were then told by our Vet that the male was mixed between a Golden retriever and most likely an
. After doing some of our own invistagation, we did come to learn the truth. The male puppy's father was indeed an Irisg Setter and the mother a Golden Retriever. We tried for several weeks to contact this Mr. Ashok but he just would not answer our calls. So on June 28, we packed up the male puppy and drove to Mr. Ashok's house in Bhangur. When confronted about what he had done by cheating us, he started denying what we had found to be the truth. Our hearts broke, but we decided to leave the male puppy with Mr. Ashok who has not refunded us the money paid for the puppy. Further more, the paper work he had promised from KCI has not been sent to us even after 4 months of us buying the puppies, we find it hard to believe that he could make genuine papers for the mixed breed puppy. Irish Setter
I write this just so that if you are a first time buyer of a puppy, please take an expert along with you when buying a puppy.
Mr. Ashok has not seen the ungly side of me yet and if he does not give me the paperwork to have me register our female puppy with KCI Channi, he is going to have a very sore butt soon.