Breeders Club Of America
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Original review: Sept. 26, 2017

I never had a dog before and when my kids talked me into getting a puppy I was overwhelmed and terrified at the thought. After contacting some breeders and visiting a few shelters and not clicking with finding our perfect match (human or furry), my teenage son found Breeders Club online and said that we should check it out. We spent at least two hours there with a very patient staff (shout out to Beth) answering question after question and helping us figure out which breed would do best with our family. We chose the perfect puppy for us and we then spent another hour going through everything we would need (and not need) for caring for our new puppy.

I then spent weeks in daily contact with the staff by phone and they held my hand and truly had endless patience with me through all the training and puppy raising questions that I threw at them. I'm so happy with my decision to add a puppy to my family and can't believe I waited so long. I honestly believe it would have been a different experience if I didn't have the ability to reach out to Breeders Club to help me with what was at times an overwhelming responsibility. My family is so happy with our sweet puppy Penny, she was worth EVERY penny!

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Original review: Aug. 10, 2017

AWESOME EXPERIENCE AND PLACE!!! Bought out cute, sweet, soft coated wheaten puppy girl. She is precious and beautiful. Very nice staff (Beth) and front desk girl as well (Larissa). Can't wait to spend so much time with my new puppy! Super excited! Thank you Breeders Club of America!

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Original review: July 29, 2017

I recently went into Breeders Club kennel looking for a puppy. I was told that they didn't have what I was looking for and to come back the following week. I have heard this before from other stores while I was looking to get a puppy. But I went back anyway just to see if the girl actually knew what she was talking about. When I walked in the second time they had exactly what I was looking for which is exactly what the young girl by the counter told me they were getting. I only went back to see if that puppy was actually coming in because the staff of girls were all very nice to me.

The place was clean and inviting and most importantly the puppies looked happy. I spend about an hour with the puppy before decided to take this puppy home. It's been about a week since I have taken him home and everything seems to be going ok. I get phone calls several times a week from the staff asking the same questions but it's nice they keep in contact. Overall this was one of the better pet stores in New Jersey that I visited.

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Original review: July 5, 2017

I recently purchased a puppy from Beth and had a great experience. The place was clean and the puppies looked happy. Beth took her time to help me pick the right puppy for my lifestyle. The front desk girl Larissa was great too. She helped me get started with feeding and housebreaking my puppy. The staff was patient and really took their time explaining everything to me.

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Original review: May 6, 2016

I purchased a puppy from Oscar ** (phone numbers **) at the end of January this year. He advertises in K9Stud and PuppyFind.com (username: kikioschihuahua). It was a very shady experience and I thought we had been taken by a scam all the way up to the time when we picked up the puppy. When we picked up the puppy we were so happy because he was so cute and because of this, I thought all was worth it and I submitted a positive review.

We were promised a toy/teacup/tiny Maltipoo that would only be about 6 pounds full grown. Now the puppy is about 6 months old and already weighs 7.5 pounds and is the size of a medium-sized cat. He is still growing and essentially will be a regular Maltipoo instead of a toy or teacup. We paid extra money to have a small version of a Maltipoo so I think we should be reimbursed the amount that is extra or above the cost of a typical Maltipoo.

Oscar is not replying to me and therefore I feel he doesn't want to deal with this issue. I have purchase, email, and text proof of our conversations and many pics to support my claims. Also, vet info can be made available too. Beware!!! Best not to deal with him, if you want a true teacup/toy/tiny Maltipoo and a stress-free buying experience. I can provide additional details of my very odd and stressful buying experience. Best to avoid this guy.

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Original review: April 11, 2016

Our yellow was born on 3/6/15 and we brought him home on May 1. In September he was diagnosed with a torn ACL, which we reported to the breeders, Diamond Sky in Grass Valley, CA on Sunshine Meadows Trail. After more x-rays, it was found that both "knees" needed surgery. We were guaranteed a year's warranty for the health of the pup, but after continually keeping the breeder apprised of the situation and suggesting they contact other owners to have the dogs screened, they never contacted us. Our Vet, Dr. Mike **, at Angels Camp Veterinary Hospital, CA, concluded that the causes were genetic. The pup was $800 and the first surgery was $3500 and he'll have the other knee done when this one heals.

Diamond Sky, Lori and Ed ** have completely ignored such a serious situation and I hope other owners check with AKC to see this complaint. We love our pup (now over a year old) and will do whatever it takes to get him well. It saddens us to know he'll also miss the next 6 months of his growing and "puppydom" and disturbs us that Diamond Sky isn't taking any responsibility for the health of our pup.

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Original review: July 7, 2015

Four of our previous dogs have since died twelve years ago. They keep changing their name. Please, these poor dogs are from Puppy Mills.

Original review: July 21, 2014

I was in the process of purchasing two puppies from this breeder. I lost my job, and was wanting to make arrangements, but the breeder decided to sell one of my puppies to another buyer, and kept the other one for herself for breeding purposes. At the time of requesting a refund, she tried to justify her reasoning to keep the funds due to limited space for holding the pups, including the deposit. I was upset; that she decided to keep one of my pups to breed her, and sold the other. I have filed an complaint with the BBB, PayPal and in process of filing a police report.

The total amount of funds she owes me $400.00, and would want a refund of ALL funds given to adopt Fanny & Tootsie. Especially when knowing she has kept one of the pups to herself for BREEDING purposes, and sold the other. Prayer Paw Puppies is practice which borderline criminal activity. The business launders monies from consumers w/out a contract on file and makes up outrageous fees to wheel more money out of customers. They are a PUPPY MILL in disguise. They decide not to sell FANNIE to me when she had $600 of funds to secure her, and kept her for breeding purposes because she has a NICE PERSONALITY (Per Jean ** words). At this point in time, I just want $400 returned back to me via PayPal, and PayPal has given Jean ** a negative seller's rating. They are a total SCAM!!!

"DO NOT PURCHASE FROM THEM. THEY WILL KEEP YOUR MONIES AND WILL COME UP WITH OUTRAGEOUS WAYS TO KEEP LAUNDERING MORE FUNDS FROM YOU. Their puppy business borderlines to unlawful activity, they are unethical and unprofessional. They are NOT in the best interest for the puppies - they are there to wheel more monies out of customers - and decide not to sell at the very last moment, and will keep a sold dog so, they can breed her for profit along with NOT REFUNDING THE MONIES BACK TO THE CUSTOMER." I have filed cases in following places. Wright County Police Report # **, PeopleClaim Report # **, BBB in MO Report # **. Notified Puppyfind.com

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Original review: Dec. 29, 2011

I gave them the opportunity to buy "over time", as in payments, a beautiful baby bordeaux. They never paid, registered the puppy with AKC papers saying she is a show potential puppy with every intention of breeding her to death, then scammed AKC into a DNA test to say their Sire was the Sire of the litter. They are total scumbags! No dogs are health tested, no anything. Good luck to anyone that buys a dog from them.

Original review: Aug. 11, 2010

In mid January of 2010 my husband contacted Carol S., owner Gabelle Kennels inquiring about the purchase of a female Westie puppy. Pursuant to his phone call she indicated that two litters were due on or about February 17, 2010 and February 21,2010, as displayed on her website. Futhermore, she indicated that although two female puppies were already promised to other homes, if a third was born into the litter, said puppy would be available for us to purchase. We then forwarded a check to Carol Sutton in the amount of $220.00 which represented one-third of the total purchase price of $650.00 for the puppy. At this time Carol advised us to write the check out to her because she didn't have a checking account for Gabelle Kennels. She also stated that she only has a "cell phone" to contact her which is also displayed on her website.

On or about February 24,2010 my husband contacted Carol S. regarding the status of the litter. He was advised that the first litter did not produce a female and that our deposit would be applied to the second litter, toward the purchase of a third female puppy. A third female puppy was born later that day. On March 1,2010 approximately four days before Carol left for Disney with her family with a return date of March 14,2010, our check was cashed. We left several messages between March 17,2010 thru March 22,2010 inquiring about our puppy. Our calls were never returned.

Finally, on or about March 22,2010 after making another call to Carol, she finally answered her cell phone and indicated that our puppy died on February 25,2010, the day after it was born. This news was a shock to us since our bank records indicated that our deposit was cashed on March 1,2010.Upon receiving the news of our puppies death we then requested that our deposit be returned. Carol said that she would send it "within the month" (March) it never came.

Then she said she would send it "by the end of April", it never came. Then she told us we had to send a letter to her stating we no longer want a puppy from her, "just in case down the road we change our minds", we sent the letter that she requested certified mail, the deposit never came. Carol, also when asked, why did it take you almost a month to contact us to advise us that our puppy died. She replied that "her cell phone got wet in Disney and didn't work to contact us and that the Wi Fi in her room at the resort didn't work either to email us". (We have emails from her stating this).

So, Carol S., owner Gabelle Kennels, takes our deposit, cashes it after one week of our puppies death, spends it in Disney, does not contact us or return our calls for one month. Then all contact stopped from Carol S. We still do not have our deposit. As of August 6, 2010 we were advised that Carol Sutton does indeed have a "home phone" as well as a cell phone. She uses her home phone for advertising for her daycare that she also runs out of her home. So, even though she stated that her "cell phone got wet in Disney and didn't work" and that she couldn't contact us her home phone that she has had for many years, worked. She returned from Disney on March 14,2010 and would not call us or answer her cell phone until March 22, 2010.

We finally heard from Carol after filing a complaint that is now posted on the web. Five months after that fact and still no deposit! She said, "if we clear her name she would send our deposit back". We want our deposit of $220.00. We will continue to do what is right. We will contact every legal institution, every advocacy, every consumer we can to protect the next person that may consider to deal with Carol S. She should be ashamed of herself. Carol S. is a dishonest woman. We truly believe that every dog has its day! advise. We were scammed out of $220. It is economic loss for us.She has been making us "jump through hoops" to get our deposit back.

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Original review: May 15, 2010

On April 1, 2010 we purchased an 8-week old male Morkie from Ms. ** for $550. While the puppy was not vet-checked, she did guarantee his health. Several weeks later, we took the puppy to a vet for an exam and vaccinations. We were told he had a serious heart murmur. To understand the pup's health issue, we had to get him examined by a veterinary cardiologist, which cost $530. At this time, we learned that the puppy has a severe congenital heart defect that is only corrected through a procedure that opens a defective heart valve. Without this procedure, the puppy will die; and there is no guarantee that he will survive the procedure.

The veterinary specialist recommended that we send the puppy's health report to the breeder (Ms. **) to assure that the puppy's parents are neutered. Ms. ** would not listen to this advice and refused to consider refunding our money. We only want a healthy dog and feel that Ms. ** is irresponsible in breeding and selling puppies and that potential buyers should be warned of the consequences. To save this puppy's life, we will be investing approximately $4000. We've also suffered emotional stress in managing the puppy's health issues. We've contacted Ms. ** several times and she absolutely will not consider taking any financial responsibility for the puppy's health.

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Original review: April 22, 2010

First off, I love my sweet baby more than the world and would not trade her for anything! I know she has a wonderful loving home here with myself and my husband and will take care of all her needs. I purchased my yorkie April 2009. During the past year she had kennel cough, skin infection, teeth removed, and two very bad knee caps that required surgery. This has cost almost $10,000 (also had pet insurance which does not cover much, by the way).

Worldwide Puppies was contacted on my year date contract. They offered me $1800 towards another puppy from their store with my vet medical papers showing the knee surgery diagnosis. I was naive when I went into the store and thought they were using reputable breeders. Little did I know until I paid and saw she was from Missouri. I hate to see someone suffer as I have emotionally and a dog suffers emotionally and physically.

This needs to be stopped. There are reputable breeders out there and also healthier and not as costly. The economic damage is huge vet bills that pet insurance companies do not cover. All of my puppy’s illnesses were not covered and the small amount it did cover was not worth the insurance premium. My heart breaks when I see my puppy have to stay at the hospital and nobody should be selling or promoting puppy mills.

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Original review: April 11, 2010

Susan and I had a contract for me to purchase a Yorkshire terrier puppy from her for $1,000. I was supposed to put $500 down and pay cash for the rest when it was time to pick him up. I wired her the money, and after giving her the confirmation code, she turned around and informed me that she had changed her mind and would not be selling me the puppy. And that since her deposits are non refundable, and I signed the contract stating such, I would not be receiving my $500 back. Not to mention the $637 I spent on the plane tickets to fly from Utah to Indiana, she is a horrible person and a bad scammer! Please don't purchase puppies from her in the future!

Original review: March 10, 2010

I purchased a Tea Cup Yorkshire Terrier on 1/16/10. On 1/21, I had to rush the puppy to a vet because he would not eat or drink. He was having trouble breathing and had a discharge from his nose. He stayed at the vet for the afternoon to receive IV treatments for low blood sugar. The vet claimed he was underweight and unhealthy and I should return him. He wrote a letter about the dog's health. This vet no longer wanted to treat the puppy because of his fragile state.

I took the puppy to a new vet (the pet store would not take him back) on 2/1 because the medications were not working and the puppy continued to grow weaker. This vet claimed the puppy had Pneumonia. He took x-rays, blood tests, etc. It took three different antibiotics and many visits to get the puppy healthy again. I submitted all of the bills and the x-rays to the pet store.

After weeks of getting a runaround, they are only paying $252.41 of my bill. Their letter states that the puppy was not suffering from pneumonia but kennal cough. They never examined the puppy. They also stated the puppy had an intestinal parasite (which he never was treated for) and that they are not required to pay for either kennal cough or parasites.

They quote New York State Law Article 35-D as the reason. I am aware of the New York Pet Lemon Law that states differently. I should have received $1,000 (the purchase price of the puppy). My economic damage is substantial. I purchased a puppy for $1,000 and had to spend over $1000 on vet bills related to his illness. This cost does not include regular vet bills for boosters, shots check-ups etc. This was much more costly than I anticipated. I would not have purchased this puppy for over $2,000. I am planning to pursue this and I am contacting my vet to discuss how I can prove the puppy had pneumonia not kennal cough, and no parasite issues.

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Original review: Feb. 4, 2010

We purchased a 6wk old Gold-Rush golden puppy from Gold-Rush kennells in Princeton N.J. on 5-12-08. Over a year later, we started to notice how the dog walks with difficulty at times, appearing to be in pain. During an exam at the vets on 8-25-09, the doctor discovered the dog to have Right Medial Patella Luxation, grade III/IV. The doctor suggested we notify the breeder because he feels this is an in-breeding problem and the breeder should be aware.

We notified the breeder via e-mail but no response was given to us. The computer shows that the message was indeed received. Again several months later, we e-mailed the breeder again looking for advice, because the vets feel this dog will require expensive surgery soon due to pain issues. Again the computer shows that the message was received but we have yet to get a response. Our Puppy guarantee after the date of purchase is good for only six months. This problem was noticed after a year old. My biggest problem with the breeder is the total silence. Thus, causing us to never use or recommend this breeder again. And of course, we have a dog in pain with an expensive and large surgical procedure pending.

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Original review: Jan. 5, 2010

I bought an AKC male Chihuahua pup from Robin **. She had brought the wrong health certificate. She was going to mail the correct one to me (I have not received it since she agreed to take pup back). I have learned that the pup is deaf, has a cleft nose, and a heart murmur. I do have a more detailed document, if needed. Robin said she would give me my money back. She does not have the money, so I am to wait until she gets it. It has been a week. I have had the pup for 2 weeks.

Original review: Sept. 26, 2009
Original review: July 24, 2009

On April 10, 2009, I purchased a female boxer puppy from Breeders Association of America, Inc. Almost from the day the dog came home, she exhibited signs of being sick. Vomiting, lack of digesting food, she had something once that resembled a seizure and what was the most frightening was the dog's lack of weight gain. I was in constant contact with the pet store and the vet regarding her condition. At one point, the pet store paid for some testing to be done on her which of course came back inconclusive. But as the months passed, the dog's condition just kept worsening. For months, it seemed that me and my children were just watching this poor animal die a slow and painful death. On her last visit to the vet, which was July 11, 2009, the vet described her condition as "completely emaciated" and I was informed that she would need extensive diagnostic testing, which would be very expensive.

I explained to the vet that I financially could not afford that. He then stated that he would talk to the pet store in my behalf. But I feel I must mention that the vet and the pet store work in conjunction with each other that is why the vet refused me an "unfit for purchase" paper because he did not want to rock the boat with his business relationship with the pet store. To no avail, the pet store again refused to help me. Well finally on July 18, 2009, in the middle of my daughter's sweet sixteen party, the dog became so violently ill. It was clear to me that she was dying. Family and friends were very scared and some were crying. I immediately called the vet, he was closed and then called the pet store and began my argument. They told me under no circumstances would I be issued a refund, only store credit. They told me to bring the dog into an emergency veterinary hospital. I explained I could not possibly afford that.

We argued back and forth on the phone for about a half an hour while the dog continued to be violently ill, throwing up uncontrollably. They finally agreed to allow me to bring the dog back into them, but I would at that point be signing over all my rights to her and receiving a store credit. Under much duress and pain and suffering, I brought the dog into them, signed the paper and have never heard a word from them since. I don't know if the dog died? If they put her down? Did they invest the money to try and find out what was wrong with her? Or, my worst nightmare, did they just turn around and resold this sick dog to someone else? These people of this establishment are cold, calculating, scam artists that care nothing about the welfare of these poor animals or for the people who purchase them. Someone really should find a way to have this place shut down forever so an end can be put to the hurting of innocent animals and innocent people.

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Original review: April 30, 2009
Original review: April 29, 2009
Original review: April 1, 2009

I worked with this broker to find a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. When he was shipped, he was sick. The health certificate that was sent with him describes a male cavalier, 4 months old. This puppy, according to my vet, is at least 6 months old. When received, he had ear mites, roundworms, and kennel cough. The receiving vet verified this and put him on medication. The following Sunday, I had to take him to an emergency ER clinic as he was coughing violently, passing blood and not responsive. He was diagnosed with coccasodis, kennel cough and dehydration. The vet there put him on an additional 2 antibiotics and oral medicines as well as a sub-q hydrotherapy.

Nine days later, he required another vet visit with more antibiotics. In short, within 15 days of receiving this pet, I spent almost $700 in vet bills, and in the week following, another $219.00 for more medication. The broker maintains that the pet might have had ear mites, but that the rest of it had not occurred and that I might be responsible for his condition.

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Original review: April 1, 2009

I was looking to buy a bull terrier puppy. I was not sure if I would get my puppy if I were to pay over the internet. I started looking locally, got a number from a local newspaper and spoke to the breeder (who claimed she was). She told me she was a breeder and the parents were on premises so I went. I saw the puppies and the parents. All looked healthy. I spoke with the breeder, got the shot card. The registration papers were supposedly on the way. I paid her $500 & left. I went back twice so they could check up on their sold puppy and to get her papers, to find out I still haven't received the papers, and the puppy has Demodex mange. It was highly recommended not to be bred because this sickness is hereditary. It cannot be a show dog because no papers and now it has an overbite, another sign of bad breeding. Put it this way, she looks like someone weed whacked her while she was sleeping on a fire ant pile ...

My 3-yr-old daughter, 10-year-old son and I love Lola (puppy) and we didn't deserve to be sold a sick dog knowingly. At first, I got a beautiful pup thinking I was going to see her have puppies someday and now I have a puppy with quarter size patches all over. That's 500 dollars down the drain, a medical bill of $300 and rising. My kids love her but don't want to touch her because they think she's in pain. We intend on keeping her but we didn't deserve this and didn't deserve the constant medical checkups and bills. Our vet said the breeder should have known not to sell these pups since they have a hereditary condition.

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Original review: March 29, 2009
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Original review: Feb. 14, 2009
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