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Dishonest breede

Our Havanese, who is considered by the breeder, Lynda Denson, as a "Teenie Tiny", was born June 28. His name is Darby. I flew to Kansas City International Airport on September 19 to pick up Darby from New Hampshire. I missed many red flags, one being Mrs. Denson does not allow you to come to her home to see the puppies! She does not like you to ask questions and responds defensively when you do. She intensely dislikes the AKC and registers her puppies with the APRI, what she claims is the second largest registry in the U.S. I have copies of emails from her where she is just plain rude and nasty. She also charged $3, 500 for Darby because he is "rare". I was so in love with Darby just by his photos, that I clearly chose to ignore the big red flags. This was my first experience buying a pure bred puppy. Two months after bringing Darby home, the day after Thanksgiving, Darby became very ill. He was disoriented, could not walk, was falling down, etc. The short story, after getting Darby to a hospital, then to our vet, was that he had a liver shunt, which is deadly. Mrs. Denson was cold and simply said that she would give us another dog if Darby died and no refund. If we had not had the money to pay for Darby's surgery, subsequent vet visits and medications, he would not be with us. Our vet said this is what happens when breeders mess with Mother Nature, by changing their size from standard to whatever size they choose - in this case a "teenie tiny". Darby is a wonderful dog but this breeder is not wonderful. She breeds many Havanese out of her home of the standard, mini and teenie tiny sizes. I was not aware of irreputable breeders until this awful experience and I urge anyone looking for a Havanese to NOT buy from this breeder, do your homework and only purchase the standard size. This was a painful, not to mention costly, experience. We are very fortunate to have Darby because he is a wonderful dog and is completely well now. I cannot imagine life without him, nor can my husband. We just wish I had never found Lynda Denson's website and had been on the ball about the kind of breeder she is. Her website says they have only healthy dogs and as is also on her website and as she related to me, she has never had an unhealthy puppy. BUYER BEWARE



Country: USA   State: Kansas   City: Olpe

Category: Animals & Birds


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