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Complaint Review: Shrink-A-Bulls Bulldogs | Ripoff Report Verified™ …businesses you can trust. Satisfaction guaranteed. Focused on quality not quantity only breeding or or two litters per year. Shrink-A-Bulls specialize in pure bred Champion English Bulldogs, pure bred French Bulldogs, & rare exotic colored bulldogs. Dogs raised in loving home, known by movie stars and the rich and famous as reliable breeders.

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  • Submitted: Tue, July 03, 2007
  • Updated: Wed, January 29, 2014

  • Reported By:Carrollton Ohio
Miniture-englishbulldogs.com -champbulldogs.com shrink A Bulls Mini Bulldogs Mitch Ward Scott Ward
PO Box 709 Mason, West Virginia U.S.A.

Shrink-a-Bulls Bulldogs REVIEW: Shrinkabulls Champ Bulldogs breeder American Kennel Club (AKC) registered breeder, Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) health certified. Many of Shrinkabulls' bulldogs AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) titles,other Championships, titles, service dog & therapy dog certifications. Bulldogs raised in a loving home instead of puppy mills!
*UPDATE: Recognized by Ripoff Report Corporate Advocacy Program as a safe business service – Shrinakbull dog breeders pledges to always resolve any issues! Feel safe, confident & secure when doing business with Shrinkabulls dog breeders. Shrinkabulls recognized by Ripoff Report Verified™ as a safe business service.

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EDitor’s UPDATE: Positive rating and recognition has been given to Champ Bulldogs / Shrinkabulls for its commitment to excellence.

SHRINK-A-BULLS CONTINUES TO PROVE "WHO THEY ARE” IN TERMS OF QUALITY & REPUTATION

"We have gone to great lengths to make sure to try and resolve any and all customer issues to the best of our abilities. We have joined the Corporate Advocacy Program because we want customers to know we will resolve any and all customer issues. We want our customers to have the most enjoyable experience possible in learning about the breeds we work with and selecting and bringing home their new puppy. We have proven our passion for quality and our reputability time and again. [continued below]....
..... Being a small family, hobby breeder, NOT a big company, all of our puppies are hand raised from birth with our family's 5 children. All of these puppies are home/family bred. Often the puppies produced grow up right alongside our k-9 parents and grandparents as a 3rd or 4th generation of the breeding line. Only the best quality adult dogs are bred and the puppies are only placed in approved homes who have passed the application process. We only offer the highest standard of puppies to our puppy buyers. Because we genuinely care about the homes our puppies go to, we offer lifetime education and support on puppy and Bulldog care. Being an AKC registered breeder who easily passed AKC home inspection in 2013, most of the adult dogs used in this bloodline are also OFA health certified. Many of these wonderful dogs have also earned the AKC CGC titles, a number of other Championships, titles, service dog & therapy dog certifications. We truly goes the extra mile!”


Life Stages Video to show our puppies growing up with our children

"We are recognized worldwide not only for breeding surpassingly beautiful healthy bulldogs from the best pedigrees in the world, but also for our strong celebrity association. Our dogs have appeared in countless movies, music videos, celebrity photo shoots, magazines and MTV shows, some of which have been viewed over 100 million times! One small example is a beautiful young celebrity actor bulldog puppy named "SHRINK-A-BULLS SLOAN" (2nd generation of this breeding line) who is staring in a big movie coming out early 2014! Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated actor “Eric Roberts" (actress Julia Roberts brother) is holding her in the previews (movie teasers)! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIyVhlb1ubw&feature=youtu.be&t=1m3s”


JOE JONAS (Jonas Brothers) & ASHLEY GREENE (Alice in Movie "Twilight") adopting "Shrinkabulls Winston". Our family hand delivered him :) Winston is Joe's best friend. He goes everywhere, even on tour:)

The information provided in this report below is based on comments made by Abe Ward during an onsite inspection held by a third party verification company with no biases toward Shrinkabulls.
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Shrinkabulls are dog breeders that breed English and French bulldogs.


PLATINUM SINGER JASON DERULO: TRUMPETS WITH SHRINKABULLS HOME BRED PUPPY"JAX

Their customers mostly come from referrals, or from internet searches and their website.


SHRINKABULLS ACE CELEB SHOOT WITH "KEANA" & GLEE'S "SAMUEL LARSEN"

Shrinkabulls / Bulldogs Only Sold to Good Homes raised by loving family hobby breeders, registered with the AKC and SDI

After a potential customer contacts them, they have them fill out and application and provide references. If the references are good and they believe it will be a good home for the puppy, they will allow them to purchase the dog. They are provided with a contract of sale, Shrinkabulls keeps one copy and the customer gets the other. Then they pay for the puppy and it is delivered to them.


MOVIE PREVIEW "MAUL DOGS" Golden Globe nom winning actor "Eric Roberts" (actress Julia Roberts brother, movie teasers) starring "Shrinkabulls Sloan"

Shrinkabulls only allows adoptions to good homes, their goal is a happy and healthy life for all their bulldogs.

Shrinkabulls is not a certified business, they are hobby breeders. They are registered with the AKC and SDI. The AKC came out and did a home inspection in 2013 because that is required if a breeder has over 6 litters in a year, or over 20 transactions. They passed the inspection and are AKC and SDI registered. They also have OFA, CGC titles, and FCI, all of which are currently maintained and in good standing. They are not part of any relevant professional organizations other than those previously listed.


Another OUR BABY WITH ONE OF OUR PUPS

Shrinkabulls / Customer Service & Care

During the onsite interview, Owner Abe Ward was asked to describe some of the common complaints that they receive: “We have never, ever received one legitimate complaint. Never, ever, ever, ever, ever! Never! Because we will break our necks for people, we will give them free puppies or whatever they want, to solve a complaint. All the time we go above and beyond what any other breeder would do, but the fact is our reputation is huge. We have dogs that are in music videos that have been viewed thousands of times. The only complaint we had, the last complaint we had, was from a lady that said we were not AKC registered, we’re not a breeder, and we never even sold her a dog! We never met her in person and I have all the proof (of the dog’s lineage). We were accused of importing the puppies from other countries. I have the DNA proof, the AKC records, I showed them, and I put it on my Ripoff Report. After we came back to the report it was proven to be a fraudulent claim. We have never had a real, actual legitimate complaint because it’s pretty easy with what we do to do right by people, it’s not that complicated. No one trying to do wrong would refund your money, pay vet bills, and let you have the puppy! We go to extremes to do this.


POP STAR KEANA "CANDY FROM STRANGERS IN ITUNES STARING SHRINKABULLS ACE & SHRIKABULLS SLOAN

We’ve had 3 Ripoff Reports and all but one offered rebuttals and that last one was a lady that had nothing to do with us.”

Their standard practice for taking care of a complaint is to get back with people as fast as they can and try to be reasonable. They go over their contract and, if necessary, a replacement puppy is offered. Their contract states that they do not give cash refunds, but they have given cash refunds in the past if the customer is not interested in a replacement puppy. They will break the contract to make the customer happy.


CHER LLOYD MUSIC VIDEO "I WANT YOU BACK" VIEWED OVER 100 MILLION TIMES", ALL OVER MTV. STARRING HOME BRED PUPPY "SHRINKABULLS LEGACY"

Mr. Ward was asked to describe a specific situation where a client was not satisfied with the level of service or products they received: “We basically will do anything. We hope they will be reasonable, but if they won’t relent we’ll do it. The only 2 complaints we had, the people offered a rebuttal on Ripoff Report, and they went back and publically apologized on Ripoff Report. The only one that didn’t was someone that didn’t buy a puppy from us. She never even dealt with us.”

Shrinkabulls has a standard process for following up with customers after a purchase. When a puppy goes home with its new owner, they follow up at least every other day by phone or email for the first few days. After that, they will generally checkup at least monthly to make sure everything is going smoothly.


SINGER CHANTEL, "SENDING MY LOVE" STARRING SHRINKABULLS LEGACY When asked what types of changes they have made to honor their commitment to make things right with the customer, Mr. Ward stated, “From the beginning we have busted our butts to do anything for anybody. This hasn’t changed. We give people free dogs when they don’t deserve them. We’re the only ones that do that! I can’t think of any other changes we’ve made except we’re trying to be more organized. We get back to people right away.”


Our baby son with our Home Bred Puppies

Mr. and Mrs. Ward are pleased to be a part of Ripoff Reports Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program. They want to be a reputable company and for their customers to be comfortable with purchasing from them. They hope this process will prevent people from being pushed away from buying from them. They believe that it is not about selling puppies, it is about getting them into the best homes.


GROUP "DELTA REA" "IF I LOVED YOU" STARRING SHRINKABULLS LEGEND

Shrinkabulls / Statements from Veterinarian.

"This is by far the most caring most responsible dog breeder I have ever worked with. Mr. Ward has never turned down any procedure recommended for any of his dogs regardless of price. I have never seen him or any one in his family breed a dog that wasn't of sound health & high quality. Many of the puppies sold to new families continue being patients of my clinic & these puppies are all very healthy sound quality beautiful adult dogs. I have yet to have an owner complain which says a lot considering all the issues that this breed is prone to in general. I strongly recommend this breeder to anyone looking to purchase a bulldog puppy.” ~ Shrinkabulls Veterinarian


Actor Tyler Posey (of Teen Wolf/Maid In Manhattan Jennifer Lopez) with "SHRINKABULLS TITAN" for TROIX Magazine

STATED IMPROVEMENTS FROM SHRINKABULLS BULLDOGS

They’re new policy is to always contact all customers to gather valuable feedback so that they can continue to adapt and deliver the best dogs possible and to keep good feeling and communication with all puppy families. They are willing to go beyond the call of good customer service and, in the event anyone is unhappy do what it takes to make things right with their customers in any reasonable manner. We do offer a one year health guarantee for listed congenital defects. However, in any event we try to do what we feel is truly fair and reasonable. To treat others the way we would expect to be treated.


OUR BEAUTIFUL HOME BRED LILAC MAGNUM

S.B recognizes that complaints posted on Ripoff Report (whether true or not) are issues that need to be addressed, not ignored. If handled correctly, complaints can be valuable learning opportunities. While S.B does not have any legitimate complaints they are constantly working to improve communication because it has been hard at times for them to return all emails from new people quickly due to large family responsibilities, having 5 children (3 of which are still in diapers), constant animal care & full time jobs. Also by joining this program Mr. Ward has made a positive step in communication & customer service as any legitimate concerns will be addressed. Often times, however, competitors (fellow dog breeders) will post fraudulent untruthful reports to cut down competition with other breeders. This mis-informs customers. This program allows Ripoff to proactively investigate any complaints that are made to solve them or discover if they are fraudulent so that in the end the customer gets the correct facts.


OUR HOME BRED BLUE & BLACK PUPPIES

In summary, after our investigation, which included discussions with Mr. Ward and many of his past and current associates, Ripoff Report is convinced that this dog breeder is committed to quality delivery of services resulting in total client satisfaction.


JAX LILAC

Read more aboutt why consumers should feel confident when doing business with a member of Rip-off Report's Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program. Yes, it’s a long name for a program that does a lot for both consumers and businesses alike.

Read about Ripoff Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program, a program that benefits the consumer, assures them of complete satisfaction and confidence when doing business with a member business. this program works.

As a matter of policy, when a business becomes a member of the Corporate Advocacy Program they agree to allow Ripoff Report to contact every client who filed a complaint so they can make things right with them. In order to confirm that the complaints were resolved, Ripoff Report is copied on all responses so we can insure that the member business did right by their customer.

NOW TO THE ORIGINAL REPORT THAT WAS FILED

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Miniture-englishbulldogs.com - champbulldogs.com -shrink A Bulls Mini Bulldogs - Mitch Ward - Scott Ward are scammers ripoff Mason West Virginia

In love with the mini bulldog breed and looking for a good, honest breeder then don't look towards Mitch with shrink a bulls mini bulldogs or anyone associated with him. I have been dealing with him for months now and nothing has worked out like he said. he told me he would have puppies available when i needed one, because i needed it for a gift and all he did was tell me what i wanted to hear. he comminication skills are horrible and quite honestly he is a liar. i tried to be nice and listen to what he was telling me, but the more i thought about it nothing added up. he requested that i pay him through paypal and told me that i needed to get my money in soon because he had several deposit in. to make a very long story short he let me know that i would not be able to get a puppy when i was planning to and none of his stories added up. he told me on June 8th that he had 2 females pregnant and would be delivering in 1 1/2 to 2 months and not to worry i would have one very close to when i wanted one. then he contacted me on June 25 to confirm that i would be getting a puppy from one of his upcoming litters.

I e-mailed him to ask about the expected delivery date etc. he told me the same thing that he told me three weeks prior that one was 1 1/2 months away from delivery and the other was 2 months. well dogs are pregnant 62-65 days so that was a lie. i confronted him and he sent me an email stating that due to his lack of communication he would refund my deposit through paypal. that was last wednesday the 27 of June. it is now the 3rd of July and i still do not have my money and can not reach him. he will not respond to my e-mails or calls. Please be aware of this. he is also associated with Champbulldogs.com and Scott Ward. to me it all seems like a scam. Go to Google and type in his phone number and just look at what comes up. he give all dog breeders a bad name and makes it very difficult to trust anyone. please do not even give him the time of day and do not send him money!!!!

Ashleigh
Carrollton, Ohio
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/03/2007 09:21 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Miniture-englishbulldogscom-champbulldogscom-shrink-A-Bulls-Mini-Bulldogs-Mitch-Ward-Scott-Ward/Mason-West-Virginia-25123/Miniture-englishbulldogscom-champbulldogscom-shrink-A-Bulls-Mini-Bulldogs-Mitch-War-258423. 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

REBUTTAL FROM AUTHOR BELOW, PLEASE READ BELOW & SEE REBUTTAL . This was a mistake! PLEASE READ AUTHOR'S RETRACTION below!

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

This report was rebuttal ed by the Author. This bulldog breeder is very reputable. I got my Bulldog from them & they have been very helpful always. PLEASE READ REBUTTAL . This was a mistake!
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#2 REBUTTAL Owner of company

ChampBulldogs is a wonderful! This was a mistake! PLEASE READ AUTHOR'S RETRACTION below! This was a misunderstand between the author & ANOTHER company

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

ChampBulldogs is a wonderful Bulldog kennel. With all proven credentials! Including OFA health testings on dogs, International Champion winners, hand raised puppies & many many happy new puppy's families. This now RETRACTED complaint had NOTHING to do with Champbulldogs & was written by mistake because of a misunderstanding between the author & another company. Champbulldogs contacted the author immediately who gladly retracted her complaint & apologized to ChampBulldogs for the misunderstanding.
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ChampBulldogs is a wonderful! This was a mistake! PLEASE READ AUTHOR'S RETRACTION below! This was a misunderstand between the author & ANOTHER company

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

ChampBulldogs is a wonderful Bulldog kennel. With all proven credentials! Including OFA health testings on dogs, International Champion winners, hand raised puppies & many many happy new puppy's families. This now RETRACTED complaint had NOTHING to do with Champbulldogs & was written by mistake because of a misunderstanding between the author & another company. Champbulldogs contacted the author immediately who gladly retracted her complaint & apologized to ChampBulldogs for the misunderstanding.
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#4 REBUTTAL Owner of company

ChampBulldogs is a wonderful! This was a mistake! PLEASE READ AUTHOR'S RETRACTION below! This was a misunderstand between the author & ANOTHER company

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

ChampBulldogs is a wonderful Bulldog kennel. With all proven credentials! Including OFA health testings on dogs, International Champion winners, hand raised puppies & many many happy new puppy's families. This now RETRACTED complaint had NOTHING to do with Champbulldogs & was written by mistake because of a misunderstanding between the author & another company. Champbulldogs contacted the author immediately who gladly retracted her complaint & apologized to ChampBulldogs for the misunderstanding.
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Miniture-englishbulldogs.com-champbulldogs.com-shrink a bulls mini bulldogs-Mitch Ward-Scott Ward

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

I have received my deposit back so as far as scamming, it turned out okay. i did receive my money back and learned a lot about these companies in the process. scott is mitch's brother. i sent my original deposit to scott's paypal account so that is how he got involved with this whole mess. Scott runs a very good and honest bulldog breeding business and has many very happy customers so i am sorry that i involved him in this whole mess, however if Mitch would have communicated to me to let me know what was going on i would not have had to try to fight to get my money back. as discussed on the phone with Mitch i gave him plenty of chances to contact me and i never heard anything. i went a week before hearing anything from him until i got my deposit back. i talked to both Mitch and Scott the other day. i suggested that Scott leave his brother out of anything to do with his business, especially something that could hurt his business and i suggested to Mitch to communicate better and to leave his brother out of things. According to Mitch he has now set up his own paypal account. So if you are considering buying a puppy from Scott with champ bulldogs i would say fine and you won't have any problems, and for Mitch i would just suggest major communication and to keep tract of everything that is said. best of luck in your such for a good puppy!!!
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