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Ruidoso Malinois - Stay Away From This Puppy Mill
Where to begin...first...we purchased our boy from this breeder. The experience with the breeder notwithstanding, we could not have asked for a better dog! He was the most loyal and just absolutely biggest joy of our life! Recently, at just over two years old, we unexpectedly lost our boy, we are absolutely devastated!!! I am trying my best to live my life in honor of our boy and be the person he always believed me to be. That said, I feel it important to share our experience with this breeder.. After having provided a deposit, I arrived to pick up our boy. I arrived 30 minutes early and was told the breeder refused to come out and meet me because I was early - after driving from Denver, I just wanted to conduct my business and get on the road home. Well, I received a call from the breeder and she went on a tirade asking if I was early, trying to spy on her. I told her that I would be happy to just accept a refund and be on my way. She advised me there are no refunds and I "Have to accept my dog or forfeit deposit". Once I returned, upon arriving at the breeders house, I was overwhelmed with the pungent smell of dog poo!!! Walking up the short dirt drive, I passed three makeshift wire fence pens, each circling a tree and each containing a single dog. While there was an out building about 50 yards from the house which seemed to house 20 or so barking adult dogs, these seemed to be..."overflow". As I approached the house, I found another three makeshift pens, which contained a number of pups. In total, there were probably 40 pups on the ground. At the time, being new to the dog world, I thought this to be the norm. I've since been told...not so much. What we've described to other breeders, and showing them the video I took when picking up our boy, we're told these conditions are "Deplorable" and, "The epitome of a puppy mill". Fast forward to our dog's second year...he was titled as per our contract and we inquired about breeding. We were put off, made promises, all of which were never followed thru on. After having lost our boy, reputable breeders we spoke with suggested that the breeder of our dog may have known he had potential health issues, which could explain why she refused to allow us any breeding rights - she also failed to provide us with health certs of the sire or dam! The internal struggle I suffer with is NOT having been able to breed our boy, but did she know of health issues that we may have been able to address and perhaps extend the life of this majestic creature!? If you research, you will find a court matter related to this breeder. And, while the case(s) was/were indeed "dropped" it wasn't that there was a prevailing trial, but that the municipal offices that conducted this enforcement operated outside of their jurisdiction, literally by approx. 100 yards! Also, the people who this breeder sued and "prevailed" all pretty much failed to respond as most of them were/are unable to afford counsel...the cases were pretty much all default/fail to answer the complaint...people were unable to afford an attorney to answer the suit. We currently struggle with the decision to bring another dog into our family, but have spoken with a number of breeders and have decided that we are a good family and that we provide a great life for our four-legged family members. So, while our lost boy was wonderful in EVERY way, we do not attribute any of that to this breeder! We miss him terribly and hope nobody ever has to experience what we have, witnessing this young and beautiful creature...our beloved family member take his last breath at such a young age!! Sidenote: after having our boy home for a week, playing in the front yard, a neighbor was walking by and struck up his attempt to purchase Malinois and how he was, "Ripped off". Come to find out, it was Ruidoso Malinois who did him wrong. When I brought this up with this breeder, as always, it's everybody elses fault.
Ruidoso, New Mexico
- Owner irene howcroft
Reason of review
Loss of our dog
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Lee and Associates - Racist Vice President
This is an example of what Senior Vice President of Lee and Associates in Newport Beach posts on his public social media account. Quite a racist, semi-violent slant. And, Lee and Associates has stated this is "acceptable as these are his personal views" Just wow!!
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