Peggy's Puppies / False advertising and/or fraud
I answered an ad on Puppyfind to purchase a female Parti Shorkie (1/2Shih Tzu & 1/2 Yorkie) to mate with my male Parti Shorkie. My male weighs 5 lbs, & I wanted a female SLIGHTLY larger, as I explained to the breeder who placed the ad. This female was supposed to be from a 3lb Yorkie stud and a7lb Female Parti Shih Tzu, & I was told she would get to 6 1/2 lbs. She is now @ 6 mos 13 lbs & it appears that she is not a Shorkie, but a Shichon (1/2 Shih Tzu / 1/2 Bichon...which breed attains 12-15 lbs normally.) I have e-mailed the breeder numerous times (very non-combative to try to establish some communication for resolution...asked when I might receive her papers) and have never rec'd a reply except when she thought I was inquiring about Shichons she had advertised. Once she knew who I was, there was no more communication. She has put us in a horrible position...we do not have a female we can mate with our male - the entire intent of purchasing another dog, and what do we do with this dog with whom we have become attached ( which I feel she counted on when she sent this dog which she knew would not be appropriate for our needs)? She shipped out 3 puppies the day she shipped ours, and either she sent us the wrong one, or she misrepresented the puppy as a breed she is not. Either way, this is a horrible way to do business, and there has been no offer to correct the situation - only a refusal to communicate. I wanted a small dog that is easy for me to handle - I am 67 and small stature - this female is terribly hard for me ... to lift, to bathe, etc. and she is still growing !