Dyneau Standard Poodles Complaints & Reviews

Dyneau Standard PoodlesFALSE COMPLAINTS ON THIS SITE

I HAVE BEEN SLANDERED ON THIS SITE WITHOUT ANY PROOF OF THE COMPLAINTS, FIRST THE WOMAN WHO CLAIMED SHE HAD A GUARANTEE I WOULD NOT HONOR HAD THE DOG SHE BOUGHT FROM ME IN A CAGE IT COULDNT EVEN STAND UP IN. ALSO THIS WOMAN WAS ARRESTED AND ALL THE DOGS IN HER CARE WHERE TAKEN BECAUSE THEY WERE LAYING IN THEIR OWN FECES AND URINE, THERE WAS A BIG ARTICLE IN THE NEWSPAPER WHEN SHE WAS BUSTED BY THE ANIMAL CONTROL AND OTHER OFFICIALS. ITS EASIEST ENOUGH TO LOOK UP ON LINE AND WHOMEEVER WANTS TO READ THE TRUTY CAN DO SO. I IGNORED THE TWO COMPLAINTS IN THE 40 YEARS OF BREEDING BECAUSE I HAVE 100'S OF HAPPY CUSTOMERS WHO WILL BE GLAD TO DISPUT THIS CRAP POSTED ON THIS SITE.
THE MAN THAT CLAIMED TO HAVE A PARVO INFESTED PUP, NEVER SENT ME A LETTER FROM THE VET, NO PROOF WHATSOEVER SHOWING ME THE PUP HAS ANYTHING. HE DID HOWEVER WANT HIS MONEY BACK AND TO KEEP THE PUP. I BEGGED THIS MAN TO GET ME PROOF THAT THE PUP WAS SICK AND HE WOULDNT. NONE OF THE OTHER PUPS IN THE LITTER WERE SICK AND WENT TO GREAT HOMES. ANY BREEDER WOULD ASK FOR PROOF FROM A VET, AS IT STATED IN MY COMTRACT WHICH HE HAD BUT WOULDNT COMPLY WITH. HE ALSO TWISTED HIS STORY AROUND TO MAKE IT SOUND BETTER IN HIS COMPLAINT. TO THIS DAY I HAVE NEVER RECIEVED A SINGLE BIT OF PROOF A PUP WAS SICK IN ANY WAY. IF THERE ARE BREEDERS WHO FOR 40 YEARS AND ONLY CAME UP WITH TWO NUT CASES, THEN I FEEL BLESSED. I SOLD ONE PUP TO NICOLAS CAGE THE ACTOR, HE LOVED HIS DOG. I HAVE A GREAT CUSTOMER IN CANADA AND MANY MORE I HAVE GREAT REFERANCES FROM. THIS SITE IS VERY ONE SIDED AND WILL POST ANYTHING AS LONG AS SOMEONE WILL GIVE THEM SOMETHING TO POST WITHOUT PROOF OF ANYTHING, SO WHAT =DOES THAT SAY ABOUT THIS SITE AND THEIR ETHICS?I THINK THEY ARE TOTALLY UNFAIR TO POST LIES AND NEVER CHECK OUT ANYTHING. I MAJORED IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE, MY LATE HUSBAND WAS A SARG. ON THE SHERIFFS DEPT. MY COUSIN IS A RETIRED LT. FROM THE ALABAMA POLICE DEPT AND HIS BROTHER STILL WORKS NARCOTICS THERE AS WELL. I AM NOT ONLY KNOWN FOR HAVING GREAT DOGS BUT IM ALSO AN ARTIST AND KNOWN FOR MY OWN ART METHOD. I HAVE NEVER HIDDEN FROM THE TRUTH BUT THESE TWO PEOPLE ARE NOTHING BUT LIARS. IF YOU ARE READING THIS, DONT TAKE MY WORD FOR IT CHECK IT OUT?

Resolved Dyneau Standard PoodlesLIES TOLD BY THE MAN WHO CLAIMED THE PUP HAD PARVO

the article written by the man who bought a pup from me and CLAIMED it had parvo is posting a bunch of lies. First the pup had shots, second, the rest of the pups were fine and went to new homes, second the man called me a couple weeks after he bought the pup saying the pup had an unset stomach to which I told him to take it to the vet. he came back with the story the vet said it was upset from changing homes. Next the man called and Claimed the pup had parvo and he wanted his money back and the vet bill paid. I ask him to send me a copy from the vet proving the pup was sick WHICH HE WOULD NOT DO. I ask how am I supposed to believe the pups is sick if you wont send me proof and then you want your money back as well? He later called me back stating the pup died and he wanted his money back and vet bil COST but still no proof of vet stating illness of the pup or that the pup died, in fact he would NOT send any proof of any of the complaints he made. I have been a breeder of standard poodles for about 40 years. In that 40 years I have had two complaints, this man and one from a show dog handler. The show dog handler called me when the pup she bouit was about three years old, after the two year contract was out and claimed the dog had slight hip problems. I ask her for something from the vet which she sent. She was BUSTED by her local animal control and all the dogs she had taken away from her. The reasons were as follows, dogs were laying inncages in their own feces, dogs were in cages that they could NOT STAND IN, dogs were so matted you could not tell what they were. All of this was plastered in her local newspaper and on TV. The poor dog she had gotten from me was one of the dogs in a small cage that could not stand. After being left in cages while she went to show other peoples dogs for BIG MONEY, the dogs she had remained in their own feces and cramped in small cages. All of what I stated in this comment is facts . You as a buyer can believe what you wish but the fact I have been in business for about 40 years and there have ONLY been two complaints, with the facts of those complaints stated here, you are welcome to believe what you wish. I give a three page contract with my pups unlike some "breeders" who give you a 24 HOUR guarantee. I stand behind my dogs and always have. I have very fmaous people who have bought dogs from me in Hollywood and have dogs in this country as well as other countries such as Canada. I feel the man who bought the pup from me found another one he wanted more than the one he got frtom me for a smaller price even though I gave him one of my lowest prices in YEARS?

Resolved Dyneau Standard PoodlesParvo-Infected Puppy

On Thursday July 12th, I purchased a standard poodle puppy that was approximately five months old from Miss Dyan Bruneau, owner of Dyneau Poodles on Dedeaux Rd. in Gulfport, MS for $650. At that time, she told me the poodle had "all her required vaccinations." We got the dog home at about 5pm that evening.  By 7:30 the next morning, the dog started throwing up. I took her to see the local vet for a checkup which was also required in the contract. Believing she had had all her required vaccinations, the vet suspected something like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). He told me this could be common for poodles who were placed into new environments, with dietary changes. Believing it was only a minor problem adapting to her new home, I was prepared to assume the vet bills for treatment of the IBS and help her adapt. However, the puppy continued to worsen over the weekend.  After seeing the vet on Monday morning, I told Mrs Dyan that the dog was throwing up, and that it would require further treatment. I asked her again about the vaccinations and she again told me that the dog had received "all the required vaccinations."  After the dog had been on an IV drip and was still vomiting, the vet tested for parvo virus. He informed me that it was a very strong positive, and that the dog definitely had parvo. He also told me that the parvo virus has a 3 to 14 day incubation period. It was clear that the dog had acquired the virus at the breeder's home (and not in the few hours at our home before displaying symptoms).  

In the first phone call, she seemed very concerned and wanted to be updated. In the phone call where we discovered the dog was positive for parvo, she said she felt awful and would find some way to make it up to us. As I considered this, I realized that it should not be too much to ask for a refund. After all, the dog would infect our house, yard, family households we visited, and possibly a $950 puppy we also purchased for my daughter from another breeder. So, I called her back, to request the refund. It was then that she began to focus more on how expensive my vet bills were than the fact that she sold me a parvo–infected dog!  

She tried to tell me that the vet must have misdiagnosed the dog and that it was probably a bacterial infection the dog picked up from feces on the concrete of her kennels where the dogs lived.  When I explained that Friday’s examination had tested for this bacteria and was negative, she conceded that it must be parvo. She told me that she would call me back in a few minutes, and then called several hours later (after checking with someone to be sure her contract protected her). She left a voice mail explaining that she would neither take the puppy back and refund the money, nor refund the money and allow us to continue the expensive treatments in hopes that she would survive in our care.

I returned her call to clarify that she was indeed suggesting that although she sold me a parvo-infected dog, she would not refund my money as I did not return the dog immediately when it began to vomit. Apparently, it was wrong of me to assume that I should allow the dog to be treated for a suspected minor illness as this voided our contract (again, we were under the impression that she had given the dog sufficient parvo vaccinations).

The clinic explained to me that the parvo virus could remain infectious in feces for up to one year.  She insisted this was not true, and that the area would be safe soon after the dog was treated.

In her home, she was very gracious and bragged about the quality of her guarantee.  She insisted that she would be there for us if we needed her, and she condemned breeders who did not stand behind their dogs. When I finally asked for a refund, I was only a few hours outside of her 72 hour health guarantee.

There were clues that she might be a poor excuse for a breeder.  I glimpsed dogs stacked in cages in a back room when we went for the five in one booster. She also lives in a poor neighborhood with little space beside her home, suggesting the dogs may have very little room for adequate exercise and play.  Avoid this "breeder" at all costs!

  • Ra
    RarelyComplain Jul 19, 2012
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    Isn't there something in writing you get when a dog is vaccinated? Didn't you ask for proof? At that price I would have. And what and when was this booster? Is it possible the vet's test was measuring antigen from the booster? Maybe the dog was upset with being moved to a new home. Get a second opinion. Just sayin.

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  • La
    Lawrence Ingram Jul 20, 2012

    It's official. My son's new puppy passed away last night. I'll have to look at the contract again when I get home, but as far as I know, I only have her conversations saying that she did give the vaccinations at the required times. And the booster was given when I picked the dog up on Thursday afternoon. As for Jon's comment, I have certainly learned a valuable lesson. And in retrospect, I feel like a compete idiot who let my son down. And I'm not even sure I can get him another one, risking infection of yet another innocent animal!

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  • Ra
    RarelyComplain Jul 23, 2012
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    Sorry to hear the puppy died. But don't blame yourself - that breeder is obviously a pathological liar and thinks dogs are like hubcaps - always someone out there who wants to buy one. Unscrupulous breeders can be difficult to spot.

    In fact, dog breeders these days, have a bad rap with me, I have been looking for a Boston Terrier for several years and I have to say a lot of breeders are clueless about the breed, if not outright scheisters. AKC means nothing in that breed, which has been ###ized by breeders who know nothing about the breed but know that puppies can fetch 100's of dollars. Bostons have very specific conformational standards which unfortunately have become difficult to reproduce now that so many poor specimens have been added to the mix. Add to that the recent increase in popularity, and this pit bull look that some seem to think is needed in a Boston. Insofar as many of the bad traits are recessive in that breed, and the fact that Boston puppies dont look anything like what they'll look like as an adult, you take a huge risk - and my point - I've met more breeders who just want your money and will tell you anything they think you want to hear. Fortunately I know better having been familiar with this breed for 30 yrs.

    I hope you won't give up the idea of enriching your son's life with another pup. From what I've read, you can do some good cleaning with soapy water and clorox clean up; toss out anything that pup had extensive contact with, and make sure any other pup you bring into the house has been vaccinated at least 3 weeks previously (with written proof) and then gets a booster. Shouldn't be a problem - as long as you can find a reliable breeder.

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    xx543cindy Jul 25, 2012

    The FIRST clue that you may be "in trouble" is when you have a contract / health "guarantee" that is only good for 72 hours...that is typical of a pet shop guarantee, but it is NOT typical of a reputable breeder's guarantee; I have seen contracts that cover a puppy anywhere from a few months to "lifetime", when it comes to a genetic condition, since many of those conditions don't show up for a few years. There are MANY excellent and reputable dog & cat breeders out there who would NEVER treat a buyer like this, but a puppy buyer must take some responsibility, as well.

    Parvo is a virus; it is spread via the AIR, as well as by physical contact. The problem is, parvo is capable of quietly incubating in a puppy for as long as THREE WEEKS, while showing NO symptoms. An apparently "healthy" dog or puppy can then infect many others, which is why parvo is so devastating. Some of the worst places to pick up a virus like parvo are: dog parks, REST AREAS (off the freeway), puppy training classes, pet food & supply stores (people take puppies in these stores to try on new collars & harnesses before purchasing them), & ANY place where many dogs come & go.
    The other issue is that sometimes, puppy immune systems do not properly "accept" the vaccines that the puppy is given - so the puppy comes down with the disease that the vaccine is supposed to protect against. I have personally seen this happen, & the vaccine had been given by a licensed VET in his office. The puppy became ill & died anyways. Vaccine manufacturers will tell you that a vaccine is never 100% effective. Parvo also has more than one strain of virus, & currently, there IS a new strain going around that has been doing a lot of damage to dogs in the southwestern states, in particular.
    I am sorry for the trouble you have had, but please do not judge ALL breeders by the bad actions of this one. There is already enough of that happening, and the breeders always get the blame - which is WRONG.

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    Jandktowers Nov 23, 2012
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    I'm a little miffed that $650 is considered to be expensive for a quality standard poodle. My research is showing that $2k plus is charged by the best breeders. My first clue would have been the cost.

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Dyneau Standard PoodlesScam and cheating!

A complaint was listed here on me and has so many lies in it but if you knew Katie Dokken, you would very well understand it. First, she had a two year guarantee, second, she contacted me when the dog was almost three years old, not the two years that was in the contract, third she was insulting, vile and abusive ( I have all the nasty emails she sent me if anyone is interested?) Fourth, I ask her to send me a copy of the contract and the results of her dogs test and she refused to send a copy of her contract along with the results. She was nasty to say the least and I would have went ahead and given her a replacement even thought she waited until the contract was out almost a year after the two year limit. When I ask why she waited, she came back with " IT IS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS" I think it might have been if she wanted a replacement. There were three other members of her Parti poodle group that were begging to find out how to get off her web site since she was so vile to them as well. I sold this woman another dog and because the hurricane at hit Mississippi and the airlines were delaying any shipping, she treated me like dirt as if it was my fault I could not ship that dog right away. If any of you have had any communication with this woman, you will know exactly what I am talking about and I am being nice and not telling about all the nastiness that erupts from her mouth. Because i don't talk like her (Thank God) she said she didn't want to hear anymore of my sweet talking, so I said fine and refused to except any more nasty insulting emails, she wouldn't send a copy of her contract, and she said she wanted to stick to the contract, so I told her fine we will, it was out 8 months ago. I also told her after that, I would not except anymore of her nasty emails and I got another one and blocked the rest. I have 100's of great references and only 1 vile person over 30+ years, so you figure it out? Like I said, if anyone wants to read the vile emails from her I will be glad to let you.

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    Mary and Dave Stein Sep 29, 2012
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    I do not agree with this woman's complaint. I have 2 poodles from Dyneau Poodles. The first one is 6 years old and the second one is 2. I love my girls Princi and Angie and we even plan to get another from Diane in about 2 years. Diane was very professional and it is very clear that she loves each of her poodles. both my girls arrived in very healthy condition and continue to be very healthy and lively. Please do not let one bad review cause you to miss out on the experience of loving one of Diane's awesome poodles.
    Sincerely,
    Mary and Dave Stein

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