I bought a $ 2500 puppy from Mr. Colvin in 2008. He was delivered just less than 7 weeks old (earlier than most reputable breeders).Within 18 months he developed severe epilepsy. I contacted Mr. Colvin at that time and he could care less because their 1 year warranty past.
November 2010 our pup developed severe cluster breakthrough seizures (over 15 in 2 hours) and we rushed him to the ER. We then transferred him to a special neurological facility where he spent 2 weeks in intensive care. At the end of treatment for this episode we spent over $ 7500 not including his home meds which cost about $ 60/month. Besides this episode we had already spent over $ 1000 on his condition. After getting him back it took over 3 months of intensive critical rehab at home to see some signs of his original personality.
After 6 months he got back to about 90% of his normal self. [continued below]....
..... Since that episode we had to crate him and wake up daily at 2 and 5AM because he lost his house broken abilities. On Sept 2nd 2011 we noticed that he became very lethargic and wouldn't eat anything. We immediately took him into the ER. He was diagnosed with a huge tumor on his liver which the Vet felt was probably cancerous. Even if it wasn't cancer the cost to remove the tumor would be $ 2500 in addition to the $ 1000 we spent for his diagnosis.
We were forced to put him down this weekend. He was 4 1/2. Our family is devastated. I called Mr. Colvin 3 times and as epected he never returned the call. I subsequently found out that another of his buyer in 2008 received their pup with similar issues and Colvin offered zero help or compassion.
I would not recommend this breeder. Stay away. They profess health over size and show quality but in reality it is all about the Money. Reading further on this site you will find other aggrefious information about this breeder. I wish people like him would dojail time for their horrific business practices and supplying and breeding defective animals.