Tiffany Blue French Bulldogs / Bulldog
I want to share my experience of buying an English Bulldog from Tiffany Franek in Parker, Colorado. (Tiffany Blue French Bulldogs.) My only hope is to save future buyers from heartbreak due to her congenitally defective dogs that she is selling for others.
We have had our heartbroken and lost our first pet, who we loved dearly. My husband and I bought a 10 week old English Bulldog from her last November. She claims that her Mom, Gerri Rosier was the breeder. Gerri was "too sick" to meet us so she was selling him for her. We took him to the vet the second day we had him. At his first examination he was diagnosed with brachycephalic syndrome due to his breathing, however our vet, nor we could imagine how advanced his was (our vet later equated him to being a "special needs child"). In March we had brought him into the vet a few times for breathing issues. Then three more visits to the vet ER for shortness of breath at rest. He also had two overnight stays in the hospital for aspiration pneumonia. Overall he had aspiration pneumonia seven times in the span of his first nine months and had been on high doses of antibiotics his whole life. Unfortunately our pup's issues were greater than just the stenotic nares, elongated soft palate, stenotic trachea (brachycephalic syndrome). Our dogs bronchioles and alvioli (the smaller airways in the lungs) were malformed and underdeveloped further exacerbating brachycephalic syndrome. I would completely understand not covering him if his only problem was the soft palate elongation and stenotic nares. Those problems can be surgically corrected. We got consults from CSU's canine pulmonary specialist for possible surgical intervention. They informed us that his congenital airway defects were not surgically correctable. After numerous attempts at reaching Tiffany and the breeder we finally got into contact with Tiffany. We told her about our dogs illness and that we had tried everything to help him. We asked her for a reimbursement. She then told us she "knew nothing about English Bulldogs and their health issues" and to contact the breeder, Gerri Rosier. She warned us that Gerri was "very sick" in the hospital and might take awhile to answer back. We tried contacting Gerri and never once heard from her.. ever. We then proceeded to contact Tiffany again. After sending her our dogs diagnoses from the vet and all of our vet bills she agreed to reimburse us. She said she would have to pay us in payments because she just had a baby. Weeks later we received 2/3 of the payment. My husband then emailed her to ask when we would be receiving the rest of the funds. Long story short she was very rude and decided to not send the rest of the money. Even though we have emails stating she would reimburse us and a check from her that states (in the memo) "Bal: $500.00 EB health reimbursement." We lost our best friend, Sugaree when he was just nine months old. We went through a lot with him and his congenital health issues have scarred us. In the end it's not about the money. It's the fact that we had to watch our little guy suffer for so long and eventually lost him in the end. Tiffany was very hard to deal with and her business practices are very sketchy. All I'm hoping to do is save someone from heartbreak after buying a dog from Tiffany Franek and Tiffany Blue French Bulldogs. She obviously doesn't know her breeders and the congenitally defective dogs that she is selling to others.