Top Dog Bloodhounds — unpapered puppy
I am sad to say that, like many americans looking for a 'best friend', I was taken advantage of by a dog breeder. I was looking for a companion for my bloodhound bloo, in hopes that one day, I would be able to begin my dream, as a dog breeder and rescuer! All of my dogs in the past have been rescues, with the exception of my current two bloo and our girl daisy. The only reason I did not look for rescues this time was because I knew I wanted to breed them.
When bloo was 8 months old, I found top dog bloodhounds, and there I came in contact with tammie christopher, owner. She said she had a good match for bloo and i. She was asking the same price that I paid for bloo. Within a couple of short days, my christmas gift daisy, showed up at the airport. The transfer went very easy. Tammie was helpful and easy to work with... Until... I noticed she sent no paperwork with her (which we already discussed once!), except the vets very vague printout. I called her to let her know that I needed her akc application. Tammie told me she would handle it, and it takes two weeks to recieve the paperwork after she files it. I asked her to file it right away, so that there was no delay. She said she wanted to wait to make sure we keep her name as daisy, although we knew from the start what her name would be. I waited for the paperwork, assuming she filed it as she said she would. Tammie grew more and more difficult to get in contact with. After about a month, I emailed and let her know I have not yet recieved anything regarding daisy's registration. She did not repond. I sent her a total of three emails and no response to those, or any of my phone calls.
Finally today, over 7 months later, I called her from my house, I was able to talk to her. She told me that she will not provide me with any paperwork until daisy is spayed. This was news to me.in all of the dialogue that tammie and I had, she never mentioned this! She said that there is a contract on her website stating so. Well, I had no contract, nothing with my signature that says I would spay my dog! She also told me, as she was yelling at me on the phone, she never even registered that particular litter. So even if I spayed her, she still can't be registered!!!
Tammie flat out lied to me! I adore daisy and the bottom line is that papers don't change the fact that she is part of my family, but this dog is supposed to be the beginning of my lifelong dream. If I wanted a spayed dog, I would have rescued one that really needed a home. I agree with pet population control 100%, except when you are talking about people who want to responsibily and intimately breed, raise, and provide puppies to good loving homes! Tammie christopher of top dog bloodhounds treated me so rudely once she had my money, she has awful business skills, and even worse people skills.