Happy Bend Kennel / native american indian dog/gsd puppy
My husband and I were looking for a puppy to fit both of our needs, mine being that it had to be hypoallergenic and that we wanted the puppy to become a service dog. My husband is a disabled veteran (who is unable to work) and would greatly benefit from a service dog. We researched a lot of breeds, particularly the Native American Indian Dog. We chose Happy Bend Kennels and the owner/breeder, Clint Little. He said he'd give a discount on the account of the puppy being much older, the last one left from her litter and for my husband being military... This never happened, but so badly wanted the puppy anyway (fell in love with her pictures). We notarized a contract saying we would pay $1500, but on the breeder's way to see us he comes up with a $150 taxes, so we ended up paying $1650 for a puppy that was already 15 weeks of age instead of a the normal 8-10 weeks. When the breeder brought the puppy to us, she was a nervous wreck... ran crying into the breeder's arms because a tiny kitten ran into the room and scared the 30lb puppy. I just shrugged it off as she was new to her environment, but this behavior never changed. She refused to go into the wooden fenced backyard if a neighbor was outside and would cry until she was let in, even with us standing outside with her. She was scared of everything and everyone. She had obviously never been socialized before we got her. She had never had a collar or leash on her even at 4 months old. Housetraining at this age was harder because she had adjusted to being left outside to go when and where she pleasesd.
While this breeder was at our house, Clint, himself, was speaking about some of his clients and how horrible they were at training his dogs then laughing about it and making fun of the 'liberals' that bought his dogs.
Unfortunately, 10 days after purchasing the puppy, we received devastating news that my husband was going to go under intense inpatient treatment stay at the VA that might require an eventual surgery. Knowing he would not be home enough even after the stay, or physically able to give this cute ball of fluff the attention that she needs and I work 8-10 hours a day and frequently go out of town so the heartbreaking decision was made to call the breeder.
The breeder took full advantage of our unexpected crisis with my husband's health problems, took our $1650 puppy, all her belongs, including a $100 bed, and vitamins and gave us a lowly $200 that doesn't even cover part of her belongings. He promised to return at least half or as much of the money as he could, of course, that never happened. Even his full grown 4-5 year old adult dogs he sells for $300 +.
We are not only heartbroken over our loss of our puppy as we wanted for her to be a part of our family and a lifetime companion, but now we are having to endure the my husband's demanding treatments at the VA. We've had to deal with the fact we just donated $2000 for someone else to have a puppy and all her stuff (as the breeder posted on youTube that she will be re-homed to Colorado). I didn't realize we were a charity, paying expensive puppies for other people to have.
Clint, taking money from a disabled Army veteran and his family while they are going through a difficult time is disguising and dishonorable. Thank you for adding to that difficult time and making it so much worse. He sells these dogs is just like any breeder... only in it for the money, has absolutely no conscious as he's willing to rip money off a disabled veteran who can not work because of his injuries fighting for our country by deploying to war twice.
Being that Clint has 2-3 litters of puppies at a time averaging 7-9 puppies each and selling them for $2000 + (depending on where he is delivering them to), he certainly has the money to reimburse us especially after only having the puppy for 10 days.
Clint has now been spreading lies for his heard of sheep (others who bought a puppy from him) to attack us.
While having our puppy, my husband called in questions of things that most people on his FB page group were questioning about as well. Normal dietary needs, as we were new to the raw diet (required by his contract) like most everyone else. He encourages these calls. So these weren't "simple things." Our puppy was our baby and wanted to make sure we were doing right by her. But apparently this translates into me being "incapable of handling a puppy." Way to spew hate on a veteran, Clint. No conscious whatsoever there.
He ignored our phone calls to find out how our puppy was re adjusting at the kennel. He got the money and a puppy so he could care less about hurting the people involved.
I posted a review of this matter on yelp and google, where previously the kennel had none. I guess then Clint decided to rally all his people/ sheep who claim to have great experiences all the sudden decide to make comments and personal calls against my husband and I.
Please beware to all those who are considering purchasing a puppy from this greedy man. He may breed beautiful dogs, but he has an ugly soul.