I recently purchased a 15 month old Doberman for $1500 from Irina Barrett, aka Canis Maximus. The
pictures of the dog were beautiful. Looked like one of the fittest dogs I have ever seen.
Not the case when she arrived she was very skinny you could see all of her ribs. Very dehydrated. I am guessing she was brought to the airport by Irina in the morning. I received her at 2p and her first pee was 8 oclock that night. I grabbed onto her skin and pulled it up and it stayed like putty. A sure sign of dehydration.
She has very visible scars on her head, ears, legs, and a few on her body. When asked why I was told she was being dominated by other dogs. I wouldnt say Irina was abusing the dog per say, but surely wasnt doing her job of protecting the dog and keeping her healthy and safe. The dog is still very nervous at dinner time and afraid in general. She has a hard time eating and when you go near her she runs away.
I did have her checked out by my vet, and the vet said she was in good shape other than needing to put some weight on. She did have a bad ear infection.
I also was told I would get a limited registration. When the dog arrived, I only got the pedigree certificate. I asked for the registration and I was told it was a full registration and she was not going to give that to me. Why would that be since the dog is scheduled for spay? And besides all I wanted was what I paid for. I didnt think that it was unreasonable to get what I expected to receive. She is not good to responding to questions and she is somewhat rude and short.
All in all I was disappointed in the shape she came in.
Supposedly she knew commands and was also house broken. Not the case. I wouldnt trade this dog for
anything as I feel as though I recued her from a bad place. I would think twice about buying anything from her. I have seen other complaints about her importing sick dogs. Buyer beware.