Report: #298633


  • Submitted: Wed, January 09, 2008
  • Updated: Thu, February 28, 2013
  • Reported By: Janesville Wisconsin

    FORT ATKINSON, Wisconsin

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Someone needs to put a stop to Ms. Rockstroh's heartless inbreeding. She claims to have "mini cocker spaniels." Well, if you have done any research, minis are only "created" when they are INBRED!!! Her prices are out of this world, she says you can only take the puppy to HER vet or she doesn't pay... that is a sign right there.

I bought a $1000 beautiful Cocker Spaniel puppy from her. After less than 2 wks, she had kennel cough. When I took her to my vet, I told them where I got her. They said they "were not surprised..." I had no idea! However, it was very strange to me that she did not allow me to see the mother OR the father! I never even saw where she brought the cute lil pup out from! Allie, beautiful little buff girl, became very sick after only 2 yrs old.

After an exploratory operation, the vet found a huge tumor in her liver. She was put to sleep on the table. No hope for her. If I would guess, this is another genetic problem that could've been prevented if somebody would PUT A STOP TO PAT ROCKSTROH'S PUPPY MILL!

Janesville, Wisconsin
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#1 Author of original report

Pat, Hailey does exist....

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

Contrary to what you think, you must have very poor record keeping habits (easily shreddable).  This buff female cocker spaniel was purchased from you in 2004.  After doing much research, it is a fact that cancerous tumors at a young age in fact CAN BE genetic AND/OR from inbreeding.  I still believe this to be true.  You did not return my phone calls so I did not bother you any more with this "issue."  I have heard from a source (someone who used to board their horses on your property) that you keep your female bitches in a trailer and overbreed them to the point of death.  You don't call this animal cruelty?  Do you really believe people have nothing better to do than type up "slanderous accusations" on this site all about you?  We are the ones who truly care about these animals--not you.  I have an acquaintance who recently contacted you (prior to knowing your track record) and she stated you would NOT sell a puppy to her unless she AGREED to breed the female.  WHO DOES THIS?  AND WHY?  It breaks my heart knowing what your cocker spaniels are subjected to time and time again and they are completely helpless.  Per Yahoo research: "Nobody gives a dog cancer of the liver except the breeding lines.  It is called a serious genetic fault.  A prime example of poor breeding."  Pat's very defensive "rebuttals" speak thousands!! 

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#2 Consumer Comment

Trying to add some clarity

AUTHOR: drhebron - (United States of America)

I have seen first hand documentation of lineage from Pat Rockstroh's pedigrees. Never have I once seen any type of inbreeding. It is unfortunate that your dog became sick at such a young age, and I can see your need toplace the blame on someone. It's like blaming god when your child has cancer. It's hardly the parents fault or the fault of anyone/thing else. It's just a mutation of that individualsgenes. In your case, it's not Pat's fault or yours. It's just a difficult circumstance in life and death that everyone has to deal with. We all cope differently and it's usually easier to find a scapegoat in someone than deal with the harsh reality that no one is to blame for such tragedies. In response to the "mini" comment, it is just plain untrue. If two smaller boned people have intercourse and reproduce, chances are their children will also have asmaller stature. It doesn't mean that they're kissing cousins just because theyare similar in size.The same is true for animals. I hope this helps any confusion, and I can guarantee that Pat does care for all her animals. I have known her for over twenty-five years and she has a kind heart. If anything is wrong with a puppy she sells she will try to make it right as best she can.

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#3 REBUTTAL Owner of company

This 3 year old ANONYMOUS AND SLANDEROUS REPORT has no documnetation to substantiate these slanderous ALLEGATIONS.

AUTHOR: Pat rockstroh - (U.S.A.)

After reviewing our files from 2008, there is not a file anywhere with a complaint from a "hailey", from Janesville.

All of our akc cocker spaniels are purebred and registered throught the AKC REGISTRY OF THE UNITED STATES. EVERY puppy has their own pedigree that proves that there is NO INBREEDING in theirbloodline.

My partners and Iown 6 different stud dogs from 6 different bloodlines to father a litter of puppies, there is NO NEED to inbreed. I personallyam involved in each of thebreedings at my homeand can document every situation that results inproducing a litter of puppies. AKC has personally inspected our files on every dog that has been born and every b***h that has been bred.

Every stud dog in DNAtested and is on file with the AKC registry.

AKC has performed many surprise dna tests periodically and they havefound 100% perfection in the record keeping of my prize cocker spaniels.

We would have documented a complaint of this nature in the dog's file and THERE IS NO "HAILY" FROM JANESVILLE in any file. going back to the year of 2005.

There is absolutely no documentation of any type to substantiate this 3 year old slanderous allegation.

If there truly was a "hailey" that would have had this problem, first of all, We are very sorry for the loss of their dog. We would have (still would) replaced this dog with a new puppy of their choice.

A tumor on a liver does not mean a dog was inbred, we have no control of 100% perfection in the health of every dog for their entire life. No one can do that.

If we would have had a situation like this, the contract states that we would have helped the customer obtain a new puppy.

In 2008, we fired a couple of employees for stealing and we believe that we are a victim of cyber bullying by disgruntled ex employees.

There are always two sides to every situation - and I hope that any potential new puppy owner would check outboth sides of any story. We have many happy references on our website andI am adding new happy customers to my website monthly.

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