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  • Submitted: Mon, September 13, 2010
  • Updated: Tue, July 10, 2012

  • Reported By: Astra — Los Angeles California United States of America
CQBK9
Internet United States of America

CQBK9 Close Quarter Battle K9 THIS GUY WILL TAKE YOUR MONEY! DO NOT WIRE HIM ANY MONEY! BEWARE! SCAM ARTIST! Internet

*Consumer Comment: Ripped me off, too.

*Consumer Comment: CQB K-9

*Consumer Comment: CQB-K9

*General Comment: His name, number, and e-mail haven't changed...

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Alex Dunbar

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: I am Honest and True

*General Comment: Disgrace to the Marines...

*Consumer Comment: Do Not, I say again, Do Not upset US Marines

*Consumer Comment: Don't Doubt It Without The Facts

*Consumer Comment: I doubt it...

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This guy, who has changed names several times, but now may be known as Alex Wolf or Alex Dunbar is posing as a dog trainer and protection dog importer, police dog trainer, etc. He is NOT! He has a very compelling website which looks professional but none of the actual "testimonials" checks out. I was suckered in by the site, and the fake testimonials and stupidly wired him the funds of $4,000, which was half the fee for an imported protection dog. Wire transfer is the only form of payment he will accept. If he was legit, he would be able to accept credit card payments. Once the funds were wired he would send me emails about once a week to tell me when he would be getting my dog and that he would send me video. A few months later, there were no videos, no pictures of my dog and Alex (or whatever his real name is) would just keep saying my dog should be arriving next week... well, next week turned into four months and still no dog, no pictures no videos and no word from Alex. I suppose he was ripping a few people off at the same time because soon he changed his cell number. Then i saw about five posting from people on Pedigree database and even here on the ripoff report about him. He gets as many suckers as he can find to wire him a "deposit" on a dog, he gives them excuse after excuse so he can buy a little more time to gain more suckers to rip off, then when he collects a bunch of deposits, he changes his name, his bank account and his cell phone number. If you were ripped off by this person, I urge you to post on Pedigree Database, here and on Craigslist for all cities so your posting will show up above his site on google. This guy needs to be stopped!

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 09/13/2010 11:05 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/CQBK9/internet/CQBK9-Close-Quarter-Battle-K9-THIS-GUY-WILL-TAKE-YOUR-MONEY-DO-NOT-WIRE-HIM-ANY-MONEY-B-640325. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Consumer Comment

Ripped me off, too.

AUTHOR: Victim, too - ()

To anyone who relied on my opinion and chose to do business with Alex Dunbar, I am truly sorry to have misled you. He now owes me $1000.00 also. I took a pup from him to train for a wounded warrior. It was donated by him to the soldier, but I did all the initial imprinting and training of the dog. I did this training free of charge. However, when we picked her up from Alex, he said we needed to take a different pup instead. That puppy he gave me was severely injured after she was attacked by the other pups in her litter, and wasn't sure if she'd make it or not. We needed to take her to the vet (I got stuck with that vet bill), and then she needed to be spayed, vaccinated, dewormed, and microchipped (which I paid for). All of those things Alex said he'd reimburse me for. He never did. I placed her with a wounded veteran and she did great for him at first. Then the hip dysplasia popped up and she started going blind, all before she was 18 mos. old. She began attacking people without provocation, which I think was attributed to her loss of vision. I had her evaluated by 2 other trainers before I suggested Anka be euth'd. I got stuck with that bill, too.

 

I have been to his "kennel" in the San Luis Valley. They are merely pens set up outside and kept filthy, without running water. The dogs are thin and barely handled, let alone "trained." The only good dog he has on the property is one that came from a different kennel, pre-trained before he got the Malinois. Almost 3 years ago, he was supposed to breed that male (recently advertised on Doomsday Preppers as an explosives alert dog, despite having ZERO training for that task) to my female, but has put out every excuse in the book for why he couldn't drive the dog 3 hours to where I lived at the time (CO), said he was almost to my place in SD but the dog got sick (so he drove it 900 miles home? How about taking it to a vet?). Then he was going to get the dog collected so we could do an AI breeding once I got to VA. He claimed to have Sparko tested but his sperm count was low. Gee, the dog is now almost 9 y.o. Guess we can cross that breeding off the list, although I seriously doubt he paid a vet to do a sperm count. 

 

As to his "training" of the dogs he sells. Wow, I can't believe people sent him money without asking to see a video of the dog performing what he claims it knew. Honestly, that's a good case of buyer beware and using some common sense. I had Carman at my house to whelp one of his many "oops" breedings. I was suprised that he'd keep/breed/sell a dog so seriously people shy and fearful. He ended up selling her to some folks in WA, I think. They returned her when they discovered she wasn't housebroken, didn't know any commands, and was afraid to come out of the corner or do anything with the family. Anyone on here who bought a dog from him based on my recommendations, I really am sorry. It was poor judgement on my part to agree to help him when he asked me to write up a rebuttal to an earlier claim.

As to his military experience. I requested and received from the DoD a copy of his service record. He was never on any missions. Ever. Never. Did not happen. He spent a good portion of time on leave and working in a recruiter's office, however. I can't believe Nat Geo didn't vet his credentials before airing that show. He's never worked in the Middle East, done counter-intelligence (nor attended any of the MI schools required for that MOS), or been a covert secret agent ninja whatever the current claims are. He can tell a good story though. 

 

Again, I apologize if you were ripped off after reading my glowing recommendation. I was foolish and it was poor judgement on my part. 

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#2 Consumer Comment

CQB K-9

AUTHOR: AMF - ()

Hi, my name is Anne, a client of Alex Dunbar. I found Alex through Google and YouTube after I had been researching for months trying to find someone to train my female GSD. My fianc and I had been trying to find someone close to New Mexico. I was finding that we do not have many K-9 dog handlers/trainers here in state.

I can tell you first hand CQB K-9 hand not been the first business I had called, many of the previous K-9 trainers I had talked with were very unprofessional, didn't and couldnt answer basic questions, and would give me the same, Oh just drop the dog off we will have her trained in about 2 weeks.

When I brought by dog from an amazing dog breeder out of PA, I hadnt realized what high-drive really meant. Let me tell you that girl is one crazy lady, but I love this girl more than life.

Alex, first and foremost wouldnt even guarantee me he would even train Areila. He said he would need to evaluate our dog first, even with cash money in hand he wouldnt take on the responsibility unless he knew he could train her first. Which, I found to be very honest and professional. In fact I never had any red flags raised in any of our conversations. Alex being a former Marine is a bit different with communications on the phone, hes very simple text. Which, a lot of people in the civilian world have a harder time relating with. Alex never gave me any fictional stories, to sell his business. He was very forward, honest, and striate to the point.   

Alex has kept in e-mail communication throughout the two months of training. I even had my dog returned for a few weeks because she came into heat, and we had already paid Alex in full. Once she came out of heat, he started her training again, and he added a few weeks to her training free of charge. If he had been dishonest he wouldnt have even taken Ariela back after the two weeks. I cant speak about buying a protection dog from Alex, but he has been training my GSD, and has been very honest and professional with us.

I cant speak for other people but I can speak about my own personal business transactions with Alex. He has been very honest, forward, and has been in communication with me the entire time. I have seen his kennels, which are very clean, well kept, and maintained; he has plenty of protection dogs on site, so I dont really believe that he wouldnt provide you with a dog you paid for unless he decided to refund you for personal reasons. I will assume his dogs need experienced handlers, so I am pretty sure he doesnt sell his dogs to anyone with a checkbook.

As for a fellow Marine defending his own, that is what ALL marines do. The "MASTER Gunnery Sergeant, retired of 20+ years of military service was putting his name, rank, and title on display to defend Alex's integrity, which is what many of the statements on here are attacking.  I think the "Jarhead" comment was very unprofessional and a reflection of poor judgment in your defense. He wasn't disgracing the men and women of the military; he was demonstrating Alex's integrity. Master Gunnery would be a Corporals Senior rater, so it is his evaluation of Alex based on his own professional experience with Alex which he has the right to defend. As to not discredit Alex, but to vogue that Alex is a man of good merit, and good standings. 

SGT Franciose, A.M. 
Military Police 
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#3 Consumer Comment

CQB-K9

AUTHOR: AMF - ()

Hi, my name is Anne, a client of Alex Dunbar. I found Alex through Google and YouTube after I had been researching for months trying to find someone to train my female GSD. My fianc and I had been trying to find someone close to New Mexico. I was finding that we do not have many K-9 dog handlers/trainers here in state.

I can tell you first hand CQB K-9 hand not been the first business I had called, many of the previous K-9 trainers I had talked with were very unprofessional, didn't and couldnt answer basic questions, and would give me the same, Oh just drop the dog off we will have her trained in about 2 weeks.

When I brought by dog from an amazing dog breeder out of PA, I hadnt realized what high-drive really meant. Let me tell you that girl is one crazy lady, but I love this girl more than life.

Alex, first and foremost wouldnt even guarantee me he would even train Areila. He said he would need to evaluate our dog first, even with cash money in hand he wouldnt take on the responsibility unless he knew he could train her first. Which, I found to be very honest and professional. In fact I never had any red flags raised in any of our conversations. Alex being a former Marine is a bit different with communications on the phone, hes very simple text. Which, a lot of people in the civilian world have a harder time relating with. Alex never gave me any fictional stories, to sell his business. He was very forward, honest, and striate to the point.   

Alex has kept in e-mail communication throughout the two months of training. I even had my dog returned for a few weeks because she came into heat, and we had already paid Alex in full. Once she came out of heat, he started her training again, and he added a few weeks to her training free of charge. If he had been dishonest he wouldnt have even taken Ariela back after the two weeks. I cant speak about buying a protection dog from Alex, but he has been training my GSD, and has been very honest and professional with us.

I cant speak for other people but I can speak about my own personal business transactions with
Alex. He has been very honest, forward, and has been in communication with me the entire time. I have seen his kennels, which are very clean, well kept, and maintained; he has plenty of protection dogs on site, so I dont really believe that he wouldnt provide you with a dog you paid for unless he decided to refund you for personal reasons. I will assume his dogs need experienced handlers, so I am pretty sure he doesnt sell his dogs to anyone with a checkbook.

As for a former Marine defending his own, that is how ALL Marines are. I think the "Jarhead" comment was a bit brash if not on its own unprofessional. He was putting his rank, his name, on the record providing he could vogue for his fellow Marine. So he was not disgracing the men and women in the military he was demonstrating that he has seen Alex integrity which is what many of these statements are attacking. It is hard when people don't understand the military, I have only known Alex for a few months, but I will vouge with my name that he has maintained integrity and professionalism with me. 

SGT Franciose, Anne M. 
220TH Military Police
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#4 General Comment

His name, number, and e-mail haven't changed...

AUTHOR: Mulligans Kennel - (United States of America)

I've known Alex Dunbar since June 2001. His name has stayed the same since then at least. I've seen his driver's license and the name on his medical records from when he had cancer surgery. While Alex is a shortened version of his full birth name, it really is not uncommon to shorten it to Alex. The surname remains unchanged.

Since 2001, I've never had a different phone number for him-- it's still the same one that's posted on his website.

I show no other e-mail addresses for him in my e-mail address book. I've used my same e-mail address since 1996, so I'm guessing his e-mail address has been the same since we met in 2001. I don't delete old e-mail addresses for people- just write expired next to them if it's a dead address. 

His snail-mailing address has been, and is still, posted on his website. It's still the same website address that he's been using since... 2003 I think? I don't know that exact date- sorry-- but it's definitely been ages. It's www.CQBK9.com in case you have misplaced it.

I'm having a hard time buying into the legitimacy of the "I can't reach him because everything keeps changing so he must be a fraud" claims. In fact, when I know 90% of everything the original poster wrote is a lie, I am pretty tempted to believe the remaining 10% is a lie as well.

When folks hide behind the anonymity of the internet to make outlandish claims or be a bully, I think to myself: What a sad little coward. And then to tell others to engage in the same behaviour so you won't be all alone looking like a sad little coward, or because you hope they will accomplish something you're unwilling to do yourself? Criminy, that's even more pathetic.

Look, pick up the phone, send him an e-mail, or write Alex a letter using any of the info on his site and I think you'll be just fine (if getting resolution to a problem is what you really want). If it's just to whine and tell tall-tales on the internet, then don't be surprised when someone calls you on your BS.

Good luck,
Jo ****
Mulligans K-9
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#5 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Alex Dunbar

AUTHOR: OLIVER LERYKA - (United States of America)

Alex Dunbar is the owner of CQBK9. Yes he has sent me many emails over the years again YEARS! regarding my dogs pedigree. Promise after Promise still no papers on my dog. Each year that goes by costs me thousands of dollars as I intended to breed my dog . Yes he did send me a recent email promising once again that I would have my dogs pedigree ,so we shall see. I will keep everyone updated regarding this problem even my friend's in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
 BEST REGARDS 
Phillip Rein 
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#6 REBUTTAL Owner of company

I am Honest and True

AUTHOR: Cqbk9 - (U.S.A.)

You are people victimizing a legitimate, hard working Military Veteran. Barry & Michelle 

of no experience and Linda McCorkle, Phillip Rein are, unfortunate, people, never happy and slandering my business, when I am doing the right thing. Paying money back, getting dogs papers, and if you have not met or seen mine dogs, my reputation overseas and with police in the US, speaks for itself. Slander is a crime and I have an Attorney. This is truly unacceptable behavior and I will prosecute to the full extent of the law. 
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#7 General Comment

Disgrace to the Marines...

AUTHOR: Bsmith707 - (United States of America)

The last post has got to be a joke. What does having been shot at or having been a former Jarhead have anything to do with stealing peoples money? If there was a crayon font for this post I would use it for the angry defender of Alex Dunbar hoping it might be more easily understandable for his simple mind. In your pathetic attempt to defend Mr. Dunbar you only made him look worse. If you are the company he keeps I will take my business elsewhere. Please think twice before you open your mouth again and disgrace the good men and women of the United States Marines. 

In searching for a K9 I spoke with Mr. Dubar on the phone several times. I can not say that I was all that impressed and his website did raise a few red flags with me. I did not at any time get the feeling that he was a thief. I did get the feeling that he exaggerated a bit. There is a big difference between the two. 
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#8 Consumer Comment

Do Not, I say again, Do Not upset US Marines

AUTHOR: E9Wardog - (United States of America)

Having served with the above Owner, I can say that former Corporal Dunbar is the man you want to have your K-9 trained with, and to have you on his side. He was a Team Leader at 3rd RECON Bn, where I was also stationed. I have one of his K-9's protecting my wife while I am downrange. He knows hard dogs, and is operating also with his dogs, at the edge of the spear. I doubt you have even ever been shot at. Well, Alex has, and can back it up. I would not go running your mouth at us Marines. Whatever transpired during your transaction, if this is even a true story, Alex would go out of his way to make sure you were happy. Or tell you otherwise because you sound like you have never even been with real dogs for any amount of time, let alone with real Marines. How disgusting that someone stoops so low to bad mouth a RECON Marine. And a fine one at that. For all those who are reading, see some of Alex's unclassified recent accomplishments here:
http://denver.cbslocal.com/2011/05/12/dogs-trained-for-demands-of-war/
and here:
http://www.thedaily.com/page/2011/05/05/050511-news-seal-dog-1-5/
or see his Testimonials of the dogs he sells (cheap) that save lives everyday:
http://www.cqbk9.com/about-cqb-k-9/testimonials
Alex still has the same phone number for seven years or something. He has been in Colorado since 1998.
He does not change his name, or other such nonsense you write about. He backs up his service, training, and dogs, bar none, better than ANY One in the dog world. We expect the best, and so do Tier One operators that utilize CQB K-9's. You better get your facts straight before you open up a whole bunch of dudes that know Alex, and will back him up, like his dogs back them up downrange. Every minute of the Day. Semper Fi,
Master Gunnery Sgt Thomas, RET USMC 
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#9 Consumer Comment

Don't Doubt It Without The Facts

AUTHOR: Linda - (USA)

I too have been burned by this guy and have seen this same comment made by onwardtothestars on another board and I will make the same reply to him.

You bought two puppies. Unless you have no idea how to raise and train a puppy you should be happy with your puppies.

This individual above and myself paid for fully trained PPD dogs and got burnt!

People rarely get their feelings hurt over something like this. If they had received what they paid for as advertised on his site there wouldn't be any issue.

Do you really think all the people are making up stories about a guy who is just upfront and honest and delivering what is advertised?

Glad your puppies turned into pets that make you happy. Keep in mind you don't have a clue about the interactions that have taken place. You can only report your experience with PUPPIES. That does not give you any background. How do you know that people haven't file with BBB's and AG's do you know their capacity in those cases? Perhaps you should have all the information before you assume that everyone is wrong except Alex.

If I ever see the refund promised I will be the first to post on this board that Alex is a man of integrity and keeps his word.

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#10 Consumer Comment

I doubt it...

AUTHOR: onwardtothestars - (United States of America)

I have known Alex going on 7 years, I own two great dogs I bought from him. He has never done me wrong or anyone I have recommended him to. I think you just got your feelings hurt a long with a few others. Work it out in person, don't get brave behind a computer screen. Go and personally visit Alex. Small claims court is another option, file a complaint with the Colorado Attorney general etc etc....

Why have you not done those things? I imagine the fact is there are big holes in your story. 

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