For those who are not scammers, a scammer is someone who tries to purchase a puppy. They take the puppy and market it as their own for sale at a higher price. They create fake names and websites. They usually pay with certified checks so they cannot me tracked. Their websites and phone numbers come and go as people find out. Then they create new ones. They also steal pictures from other websites. There are those that buy pups and resell them or market at a higher price. Then there are those who do not have puppies and steal pictures and sell puppies that they don't have. Some will go as far as giving out a random breeders address to make it seem more real.
One way to determine if a seller is real, is clear and obvious history over years, not months or weeks. Pictures documenting history and their dogs growing up. Activities outside the home or property. Anyone can take a picture of a dog next to a person on a leash. It proves nothing.
I am posting this as we are getting hit with more than normal number of scams.
Being a responsible breeder is not easy. Of course, there is the work involved but those of us that care about where the pups go, have to be very careful. The scams do work both ways as mentioned above. But it is also a very competitive world even though it should not be. We constantly have other breeders harassing, spying, sending fake emails, and we have even had them go as far as sending fake people to our home pretending to be costumers. Some drive by and take pictures.
It is very sad that people feel like they need to do this. So please understand why I need to be able to verify the information. We don't use it for anything other then slowing down or stopping the scams.