Buyers and their Pups

Prospective Buyer Cheated by disreputable Catahoula seller

Jun 8 2016


My name is S__  _______.  I am from San Angelo, Tx and I am interested in getting a puppy. We have a catahoula right now and she is deaf and blind. We got her from a breeder in C_____, Texas, who dumped her on us and now she had health problems with her stomach. She was interbred.
We are looking for another pup that is bred right and taken care of.
My puppy is 8 weeks old and has to be euthanized because of the issues of interbreeding. We are willing to pay. We paid $____ for our pup but know the price for a family member has no limit.
Thanks ,
S_____  ________ 

Hello Ms. S__________,
We do not know the sellers side of the sale, however, we cannot have any respect for a person who knowingly sells a defective pup of any breed.
We at Rancho Santiago Catahoulas are both sad and sorry that you were apparently cheated by that so called "breeder".  We are aware of a Colorado kennel who sells blind pups. It is doubly sad that you had to euthanize the pup, but that was the kindest and right thing to do in that pups best interest.
Rancho Santigo does not inbreed or sell a Catahoula with a problem.
Although very rare, if we whelp a pup with  a problem we euthanize it. Removing an individual with a genetic glitich is in the best interest of the pup & the great Catahoula breed. We honor this wonderful dog breed with careful selection by selling only sound strong smart dogs capable of any kind work the owner wants.
Dr. Bibe, Spur, Texas. Examins our Rancho Santiago puppies before sale.
As long time reputible breeders of Catahoulas, it is our practice to provide a buyer with a health certificate signed by the Vet. For accurate identification each health certificate includes the pup’s picture at the top of the form .
Our Veterinarian examines each pup for over all health condition, heart & internal health, physical soundness, appropriate conformation, and for normal hearing and eyesight.  Our Veterinarian carefully evaluates each of our pups at age 5 – 8 weeks of age with Dr. Jim (Rancho Santiago co-owner) standing by the Vet's stainless steel exam table observing the process.
After passing the health exam, buyer's choose their reserved pup from the litter in the order of payment received. The certificate of health is given to the new owner when they pick up their pup.
We hope to have one of our top of the Catahoula breed pups in your good care… you deserve it.  Our pups may seem pricy, but their price cannot touch the expensive, depressive, cheated, slay ride you have encountered.  Our Catahoulas are not cheap priced pups because they are cheap poor quality pups.  
Directions to the rancho and payment suggestions are attached.  Pictures are attached of a new litter of pups that are now walking, eyes open, nursing mom and eating kibble food enriched with powdered milk supplement. 
Healthy Waggin Puppy Tails, 
Dr. Jim Gamble
Rancho Santiago Catahoulas




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