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resolved to the customer's satisfactionResolved Top Dog Bloodhounds — breeding defective dogs
resolved to the customer's satisfaction
Hi shawni. I read your complaint on tammie chrisopher, owner of top dog bloodhounds. I also read her response, not only on this website but on another one as well. She stated that she had to put the mother of your puppy down due to being a carrier of demodectic mange.
I bought my puppy from her on june 17, 2009. A few weeks ago I noticed a few bald spots on his head and legs. I took him to the vet yesterday and turns out he has demodectic mange, which is hereditary. I spoke to tammie through email telling her I believe my puppy has this disease. She said "non of my dogs here have demodex nor have they ever produced puppes with this issue." she is obviously lying since I read her own words saying she put the mother of your puppy down due to this issue. She advised me to put my puppy down and that she would send me a replacement.
Being an animal lover, I would never agree to such a thing. I have become attached to this puppy and never would I want her to just ship me a replacement. My vet says it is treatable and in most dogs he says it has disappeard within about 4 weeks. Copper, my puppy, is being treated for this disease. I have involved my mother in the matter and she is dealing with tammie herself. We are trying to recieve payment for his vet bills. I'm not sure how successful this will be, but I know for sure she will be turned into the akc and also the aspca.
I just wanted to let you know that you are not the only one who has been cheated by tammie christopher. From my prospective, she is an awful person to think she can just send replacement puppies whenever she sees fit. She obviously is not very educated about this disease because according to my vet, most of the dogs he has treated, have overcome it within four treatments.
My opinion is, she knows what she is doing. Any akc registered dog is supposed to be genectically tested before they are bred. This is just a way for her to make money and leave us with sick puppies and enormous vet bills. I personally did not purchase my puppy to be a police dog, show dog, or any other type of service dog. I purchased him to be a pet, a part of my family, and I would never want to replace him. Tammie is an inhumane person and I hope one day she is stopped.
I also note, she did not let me come to her house. She told me it would be too hard to find and to meet her at the local mcdonalds. At the time, I was excited about getting my new puppy and did not think twice about it. Now, on the other hand, I realize this was probably a way for her to keep me from seeing his parents.