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Sick dogs

Original review updated by user May 04, 2021
I purchased two dogs from this fraud in 2012. One of the dogs has EPI which is a genetic condition that requires life long medication. Now this same dog has come down with acute dysplasia. Both of these conditions require immediate neutering and spaying of the parents in Germany. This worthless woman continues to breed these dogs and sell them to unsuspecting people. She was arrested and prosecuted in Wisconsin for killing over twenty dogs. She then came to Illinois to continue with her scam. She also has a lifetime suspension from the AKC. Do NOT, under any circumstances, buy a dog from this witch. Her contracts are worthless and she is a total fraud. She was forced out of Wisconsin and now continues her fraud in Illinois,The stud dog that she shows on her website is dead! That dog was five or six years old when I bought my dogs in 2012. Who knows what kind of "mutt" she's using now to produce these sick animals.

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#2488432 Review #2488432 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Loss
$2
Preferred solution
Full refund
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Wonderful puppies

I purchased my G.S.D. Harry in 2012 and he has now gotten seven A.K.C. obedience and rally titles. He was invited to the A.K.C. Rally National Championships three times and we once to Grey Summit Mo. for it. He was awarded High in Trial at the Lincolnwood German Training Club annual obedience trial in 2015 for Open Obedience (C.D.X.) and has been a wonderful dog and so easy to train.
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#1562687 Review #1562687 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Burton, Illinois
Product
Sunset Training Center Dog
Reason of review
Good quality

Avoid This Place

We bought a female dog from her in 2012. She too has that genetic skin condition. What upset us the MOST is when we took our beloved Golden retriever to her "obedience" class. He had a habit of carrying his leash on walks that we found endearing...well, she didn't. In front of my children she took the leash and hit him in the face with the metal clip!!! My kids cried and I told her off and never went back. The dog we got from her we consider a "rescue" and would NEVER return her to such a useless puppy mill running excuse of a woman
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#1551405 Review #1551405 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Fraud

I came to find out the hard way Claudia Haugh is a fraud! Not only is she banned for life from registering any dogs with the AKC but also shut down in the state of WI. I purchased the Worst under socialized puppy, from her this summer. And I mean the worst!! I have had dogs all my life but this one was horrid. Not only did he have mental problems he also had stomach issues for the first month and then he had skin issues! After having the dog for 60 days I returned the dog to her for snapping and growling at me. You would have thought the woman would have stood behind her guarantees ( hips/elbows & temperament) but this was not the case. She continually lied to me about the dog through out the short time I had him. I did not feel comfortable selling the dog to another person so I gave the dog back to her. She stood by NONE of her guarantees and refused to give me my money back
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She sells great dog that are easy to train.

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#1105693 Review #1105693 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Spring Grove, Illinois
Product
Sunset Training Center Dog
Cons
  • Sale of sick dogs
  • Ludicrous excusses
Reason of review
Bad quality
Loss
$2500
Preferred solution
Full refund

Sunset Training Center sold me sick dogs

I bought two dogs from Claudia Hough in 2012. One has a disease called EPI (endocrine pancreatic insufficiency) which is a genetic disorder and is genetically carried by one or both parents. The other dog has an allergy condition that is also genetic and carried by the parents. I spent $500.00 for these genetic tests to be run at the University of Texas and they both came back positive. She tries to explain it away with some ridiculous explanation as if she has a degree in biology and genetics. I was a biology minor in college so I know these explanations are ridiculous! There is no current test for EPI and any pups that are born with this condition will require lifelong treatment with an enzyme powder that must be mixed with their food at every feeding. This means that she can NOT have her stud dog, Yenn, tested for this condition. There is a 50/50 chance that he is the carrier and any pup sired by him could have EPI or the gene pool to pass it on. ANY parents that produce a pup with this condition must stop being bred IMMEDIATELY! Claudia Hough's solution was to go to a slaughter house, buy a pancreas and cut it into small pieces and freeze it. Then give the dog some at every feeding. I consider this a very retarded solution to this problem. She has obviously encountered this condition before as one would have no need of information like this unless they'd seen it before. Since her dog, Yenn, is a possible carrier I can only guess where she saw it. She knows about this situation but she still continues to breed this dog and thereby potentially selling genetically sick dogs. She has no intention of honoring any contract that she signs. She refuses to give us a refund, she refuses to replace the dogs and rarely returns any phone calls. If she does we're presented with another retarded explanation and excuses about no dogs being available or how bad her day is going. I had a friend call before I wrote this complaint and she told him that she had dogs for sale. She is NOT a reputable breeder but a "shade tree" puppy mill that sells sick dogs and steals honest people's money. I want a refund or two healthy dogs to replace my sick ones.
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#741426 Review #741426 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Spring Grove, Illinois
Cons
  • Sale of sick dogs
  • Lack of communication
  • Ludicrous excusses
Reason of review
Bad quality
Loss
$3500
Preferred solution
Full refund

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