I bought what was supposed to be a Personal Protection dog from a individual named Alex Dunbar of CQBK9 (Close Quarter Battle K9).
I thought I had done my research; there was nothing negative at that time about him on the internet searches or with the BBB.
I paid him $7100.00 for this dog. A dog named Eri. According to his website a Personal Protection dog was supposed to be obedience trained on and off leash and protection trained.
He went to Slovakia to supposedly find a “special” dog just for me because I have other animals including pet geese.
He found a dog in Slovakia that lived on a goose farm and brought it to the states.
He had this dog in his possession less than two weeks before he brought it to my home. I have all the emails that correlate the timing. How much training could have taken place in two weeks time from farm to my house.
The dog could not do simple obedience; he never showed me the dog doing any work. The dog didn’t know sit from down let alone protection work.
His excuse was that the dog was in sensory overload due to my other animals.
He told me to let him acclimate and that I should do some obedience training using food with him and he would be back. My own dogs minded better than the dog he brought.
He was supposed to stay for 3 days to teach me how to use the dog. He left the dog with me in less than 24 hours.
I was even up front (or stupid) enough to give him an extra $100.00 when he sat at my kitchen table and complained of having to pay extra to ship the dog in.
I took a week’s vacation from work to spend bonding, learning to work with this dog and let him acclimate.
The dog was totally unfit for living in a house and untrained. He destroyed things and threw himself against my window if I walked outside. He displayed the same behavior when Alex was there and walked out the front door. The dog threw himself against the door. I brought that up to Alex and he just dismissed it.
I took this dog to the vet and was told by her to try to get a minimum of 10 pounds on him. His prostrate was enlarged. He was scared silly of the vet. She couldn’t even look in his ears, he fell over and went belly up he was so terrified. When he did you could see the mud just caked on his stomach from living outdoors. The vet and the vet tech thought he was a rescue dog. This was not a well socialized, well adjusted obedience or protection trained dog. I can send a copy of this report.
I took this dog with me everywhere I went for 1 week. I took him to church with me and when I tried to show him to people after church, when they reached out to pet him he shied away. When a car engine started he almost choked himself trying to get away. I had workers at my home and they laughed at him because he was so shy. I called when the workers went to lunch and Alex and he told me to put him in the garage away from the workers.
Really? My Protection Dog in the garage.
It became obvious that Alex Dunbar had cheated me. This was just some dog that he got off a goose farm (by his own admission) and brought to my home. While he was at my home he told me he didn’t think the dog would bother my geese because he had been living on a goose farm and joking it had also been his food but of course the dog didn’t know it.
I finally had to kennel the dog at my expense after he threw himself against my front window and broke some glass ornaments on the sill. I had to go back to work and I couldn’t leave this dog loose in my home.
I went out and purchased a crate for the dog and coaxed him into it with dog cookies. I then went outside and started my car as if I was leaving and watched through the window. This dog threw himself around in the crate until I thought he would break a leg or hurt himself.
That was the final act. I did not want to be responsible for the dog to getting hurt in a crate while I was away at work so I kenneled him.
This was not what I paid $7100.00 for.
I called Alex and informed him about what was going on and informed him I was going to send Eri back to Colorado and Alex was very angry telling me that I didn’t give the dog a chance. I told him that I knew good and well the dog was not trained. He said he would not replace the dog but give me my money back because no one could find a dog to suit me. I have owned dogs all my life. I raise, train and show dogs of a different breed but not for protection. I have put many titles on dogs and I know a trained dog and this was not one. It wasn’t even close to what he advertised for a Personal Protection Dog for the amount paid.
I later found this same dog listed on a site called [redacted].com filed by someone else. They were at the airport the day Alex brought the dog in and they said the dog was sick calling him by name.
Link attached below.
See [redacted] #340488 at /link removed/
See also [redacted] #308183 for more information on Alex Dunbar’s lack of integrity.
He paid me a $1000.00 in February, two years after the dog was returned after many excuses and only after he found out I had a dog that was training with deputies from the Ashtabula Sheriff’s Dept.. They knew well of Alex from the Captain of the department on down. He tried to get them to pay thousands of dollars for dogs sight unseen. They weren’t suckered in. Deputies refer to him as Alex Dumbar. If the dogs were worthy why wouldn’t he be willing to let a Sheriff’s Department see them first?
Alex lied about the dog. It was nothing close to what he advertised on his website as the dogs he was selling as Personal Protection dogs for that amount of money. I also spoke to another dog trainer that knows Alex very well. He told me that if the dog was so in sensory overload from my animals that he couldn’t work at my house Alex should have taken me to a park or a shopping center or anywhere else and worked the dog. He also told me if that dog was truly protection trained that Alex should have never left me alone with a dog that I didn’t know how to handle. Alex Dunbar of CQBK9 cheated and swindled me out of my money. He has stolen what is rightfully mine.
He keeps promising to send more of my money when he has a sale but he has had plenty of sales and claims to be opening a new kennel because the demand for dogs is so high.
Close Quarter Battle K-9 Starting another Kennel in the Pacific Northwest due to high demand of dogs!
Plus, I like the people :) We have a 10-acre Fortress being readied for new breedings, demos, training.
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This information is directly off his Facebook page. Link below.
I have recently sent him three emails asking when he will send the rest of my money.
He now won’t reply at all. I know he’s receiving the emails because he is on a German Shepherd list that I am on and it tells you who’s online at the time.
I emailed him again recently when I saw him online and shortly after he went offline.
I can send all correspondence that has taken place between us.
Also below are links to other complaint sites on him where people claim he has cheated them.
I did purchase a dog from another individual that was shipped in from Germany sight unseen. I picked this new dog up at the airport and took him out of his crate.
He is and was from the day I received him everything the individual promised.
He knew all his obedience commands and within two days the individual that shipped him met with me and showed me his protection work. This new dog also came into my home at 3 yrs old and adjusted to all the other animals immediately. Within a week this dog was free in my home while I went to work.
That man delivered what he promised and what I paid for.
Alex Dubar of Close Quarter Battle K9 (CQBK9) as far as I’m concerned and in his dealings with me is a liar, a swindler and a thief.
I originally contacted Alex because I had someone stalking me at the time. He lied and misrepresented the dog and swindled me out of my money. What kind of man does that to someone in distress.
He has the dog, which he as resold, a brand new crate that I purchased to ship the dog back at my expense and $6000.00 of my money.
So the individual above is right and Alex Dunbar of Close Quarter Battle -CQBK9 is a cheat and a swindler and DOES NOT have 100% customer satisfaction!!!
Think twice before dealing with him and look elsewhere!