Majestic View Kennels / Dog breeder - native american indian dogs (naid)
Karen Markel of Majestic View sells Native American Indian Dogs (NAID) and mixes thereof for hypoallergenic traits and a wolflike appearance. While the NAID is a fantastic breed and I have had no allergy problems whatsoever, you should avoid this kennel like the plague. Karen does not breed for health OR temperament, and SO many people have had problems, though she tries her best to cover up any complaints. She has even admitted to not knowing her dogs were pregnant. Countless dogs from her lines have ended up with major health problems even at a young age - including hip dysplasia, glaucoma, cataracts, heart murmurs, and pulmonic stenosis - despite her claim that there have been "no health problems" with this breed. When asked about health history, Karen will say the dogs are all healthy, clearly because she does not take any of them to the vet. Her dogs/puppies are also not socialized, and many are very fearful and timid, while nearly all are escape artists and destructive. My own puppy showed signs of abuse, which was determined by an animal behaviorist and trainers. It is also common knowledge that if you confront her about diagnosed diseases, illness, or major behavioral problems, Karen will either blame you for the dog's condition, accuse you of being an abusing owner, or tell you to euthanize the dog and maybe she'll give you a different dog after proof of euthanization. She does not take her puppies back and rehome them as she has stated in her contract. There is no health guarantee (though she used to have one), and she is rude to anyone who complains to her. She also has over 65 dogs on her premises, all kept outside with limited shelter and probably not even adequate water or food...the resource guarding and water hoarding tendencies of her pups prove as much. So many regret getting their puppies from her, myself included. She ought to be shut down for animal abuse and deceitful business.