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Complaint Review: Ferner's Bulldogs

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  • Submitted: Mon, December 23, 2013
  • Updated: Mon, December 23, 2013

  • Reported By: cltaylor920 — Hampton Virginia
Ferner's Bulldogs
Knoxville, Tennessee USA

Ferner's Bulldogs Shady breeder who sells unhealthy bulldogs Knoxville Tennessee

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My husband and I talked about getting a bulldog for about a year. After searching high and low for the perfect pup, I came across Scarlet the english bulldog from Ferners Bulldogs. At first everything seemed lagit. I had great conversations over the phone with the breeder. John and I decided to make the drive to Tennesse from virginia to pick up the pup.

The breeder seemed uneasy. I saw no other bulldogs around. Just Scarlet. So I asked, where are the parents and other bulldogs. She explained to me that they were all at her mothers farm. When I asked if I could go see them. She explained that the mother lived like and hour away and she wasnt sure if she was home. VERY SHADY. Then, I noticed some green snot on scarlets nose. The breeder informed me that she had a bit of an infection but gave me antibiotics to take home. I was okay with that since she made me feel like it was nothing serious. [continued below]....

..... I should have walked away....but I drove 12 hours, gave the woman $300 non refundable deposit and it was snowing in TN. I wanted to save this little pup and get home....away from there!!!

Took Scarlett to the vet 2-3 days after we got her for a regular check up and so she could meet our vet.She had all kinds of issues. She had pneumonia, kennel cough, MANGE and parasites, yeast infections in her ears....and a heart problem. We were sent to a specialist who told us that she had a heart valve problem that she could just grow out of....or it could need a splint. Doc said if she doest grow out of it and she doesnt recieve the sugery by the age of 3....she would die. Scarlett turns 3 this febuary so we are holding strong. Regular vet said she grew out  it.

So after all of this I call the breeder. All she said is that my vet was lying, that they always go over board on their diagnosis because they want money. HER vet did routine check ups and insured their health. I reminded her of the health guarentee and she said it doesnt cover hereditary conditions. So I mentioned the other stuff and she said I could bring her back and get a new bulldog. REALLY??? She may see them as little exchangable cash cows...but we sure dont. You are talking about me giving up my daughter????? I dont think so!!!! I think she banks on many people feeling that way so she can get off scott freaking free!

Scarlett is the love of our life. She is completely spoiled and has such a personality. She is a BEAUTIFUL bulldog, but we have had serious avoidable health conerns since the get go! I know bulldogs have a lot of health issues...but all of Scarlets issues were preventable. This is not a good breeder!!! Even after I let it all go and tried to contact her again with pictures of Scarlett and a friendly hello.....no response. Thats a sign of a bad breeder and guilt. Bet she is scared Im going to sue. SHE SHOULD BE.

Please avoid this breeder. I think her and her mother or whom ever are running a puppy mill and producing unhealthy puppies knowningly to make a good profit. I doubt these pups have ever seen a vet before you pick them up. The whole thing is shady!!!! DONT GET A DOG FROM FERNERS BULLDOGS in knoxville, Tn. Save yourself some heart ache and money!!! Do your research and develope a GOOD relationship with YOUR breeder before buying!!! DEMAND to see the parents and where the dogs are kept!!!

DEMAND records from the vet!!! Dont get overwelmed with cuteness. And dont buy the pup even though you feel in your gut something is wrong. If we keep giving her our money she is going to keep on pumping out these unhealthy heartbreakers!!! I know it will hurt....but dont do what I did....be willing to walk away if it isnt right. You may think you are saving that one puppy....but you are allowing her to hurt so many more pups and hurt the families that take these poor babies home.


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