Thursday, April 2, 2015

Do Your Homework!

With rare and storied breeds like the Tibetan Mastiff, you have to be aware of shysters.

This person (people?) recently started a Facebook page using photos of dogs and children that do not belong to them.

I have seen a couple of the photos listed on the page before and am fairly certain they belong to different people.  Sadly it's common for these non-breeders to use photos of other people's dogs.

What is truly upsetting is that I personally know the children in the cover photo.  They are the grandchildren of a close friend of mine.

This person does not have permission to use this photo to represent their "breeding program."

Now, if you are new to your Tibetan Mastiff search, you may not realize that these photos are stolen.  So spend a few minutes looking at the other information.

This person says s/he is a "C-40a crew chief for the American Kennel Club in Montreal."
  1. The American Kennel Club does not have jurisdiction in Canada.
  2. The C-40a is a US Navy aircraft
  3. The American Kennel Club does not operate military aircraft.
Do your research!  Protect yourself!

There are many honest and responsible breeders out there with real dogs and puppies that are raised in loving homes from health-tested parents.

Fortunately this page has since been taken down.


Linda said...

Grrrr....makes you just want to bite them!

Ruth said...

Glad that one came down. There's at least one more that I know of on Facebook, who regularly steals pictures and uses them to advertise puppies. And if you do a solid search you can find the reports of people he's cheated. And yet Facebook can't seem to pull the page......

Linda said...

Wow! It would never have occurred to me that people would steal photos. While we won't be buying dogs anytime soon, this is a good thing to be aware of across the board!

Gracey is not my name.... said...

Maybe she is training the Mastiffs to operate military aircraft? Its so absurd, it makes me giggle...i know its not a laughing matter, but the absurdity.......I think whenever someone is researching any breed of dog, they also need to research the breeder....and a breeder needs to research potential the dogs are safe and in responsible homes...