Swa**ord's back in business
Posted 27 September 2005 - 04:02 AM
If you know of anyone who is looking for a Border Collie pup, please DO NOT RECOMMEND this breeder. He was barred from registering with ABCA for falsifying information on puppy registration papers (see a previous thread on that). Although he lists some dogs with apparently good working backgrounds, he is considered by many (including rescues - just mention his name to a responsible rescue and you will see what I mean) to simply be a puppy mill.
Interestingly, in looking over our adopted Megan's pedigree (she's not registered but I have a copy of her littermate sister's papers) I see a couple of Swa**ord bitches. Rather backs up my suspicion that Megan was a puppy mill or BYB product. (Don't worry, she's a great dog and we couldn't love her more, but the physical and working quality isn't there.)
Celt, Megan, and Dan
"When the chips are down, watch where you step."
"The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything." - author unknown
Posted 27 September 2005 - 05:43 AM
Word of caution to potential buyers: If no one questions why you want a BC or what kind of home you can provide it....DON'T BUY
If the breeder has a million litters at one time. Could be a red flag!
Don't do what I did. Sure I love my girl. But we will deal with her health and temperment issues for the remainder of her life. I will probably never stop being mad.
Zoey the Queen Bee (BC, 4 yrs)
Fennec the Fox ( AKA Fenny Roo, BC, 3 yrs)
Posted 29 September 2005 - 08:44 AM
Some of the testimonials state that people got their puppies at the far-too-young age of 6 weeks old, all delivered by a driver that drives around to different states dropping them all off. I can't believe anybody would fall for this guy.
He definitely still lists the ABCA registered dogs prominently on his website.
I'm trying to figure out how he is a "member of the ASPCA and HSUS." Has anybody told them about this guy? He also claims to be running a shelter, though some of the dogs there are obviously puppies his puppy mill friends couldn't sell and have passed along to him to do it. I feel sorry for one dog I see on there who has its CGC and lots of training. How did they end up handing over this "indoor only" dog to a guy that apparently has around 100 BCs on his property. (And those are just the ones pictured on the website).
If anybody has more of a history on this guy--particularly those who have been involved with trying to shut him down or whatever--please send me a PM. I'm just curious, especially after reading every page of his website. Yuck!
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