Are they working together? I thought I saw it mentioned somewhere before.. I had looked into SG a while back after stumbling upon their FB page. Obvious puppy mill - 3+ litters born at a time. All dogs look overweight and just "off" somehow.. I messaged them playing the role of an interested customer. All they needed was a deposit and you could have full breeding rights to any pup you chose. All was well and good until I started asking about health testing --- then they went silent and I never got another response. Even after telling
them that I wanted to go ahead and pay off the amount for a pup. (Pfft).
I thought I saw on another post that they get dogs supplied from Hungs. Anyone know if that's accurate? And if so, will there be anything done to them as well?
You are correct that there is a connection between Hungs Iron Kennel and Shady Grove.
Jordan Johnson is the brother of the owner of Shady Grove.
She did get puppies from him that she took back to Georgia and she sold them under her kennel name without informing buyers where these dogs came from.
I know this because I have a "Hungs" girl.
I was ignorant when it came to choosing a good breeder. I spent more time researching the actual breed, training etc than I did on what to look for in a breeder.
I saw the Hungs website, such that it was 4 years ago, and although I don't think it was as bad as it was now, I knew that I didn't want a puppy from there.
I live in South Carolina, so instead of getting one from Hungs, I drove over 6 hours to Georgia, only to end up with a dog from the very place I definitely didn't want one.
I didn't find out until about 8 months later where my girl came from. I found out when I registered her and paid extra to get the 6 generation pedigree, that she was a Hungs girl.
To say I was shocked is an understatement.
I don't think she gets puppies from him anymore now that she has her own breeding stock and larger facilities. I don't know this for fact.
She does not health test, nor does she show or title her dogs. She does not screen buyers. If they have the money, she will sell them a pup. Her Dobermans are there to make money off of.
No idea if she got into the business first or her brother, but either way, neither got into it to better the breed.
I won't defend what she does, I know better now, nor would I recommend her, but I will say that she takes care of her puppies and has made a few steps in the right direction. She doesn't offer full breeding rights anymore, or at least so she says on her Facebook page.
Not too long ago, I read on her page that she is offering a co-ownership type breeding program. Ugh. When I read that, she took 2 steps backwards.
It's a sad world we live in where animals are indiscriminately bred solely for the purpose of the all mighty dollar.
Though I wouldn't take anything for the sweet girl I have, I worry what her future has in store for her. With the Doberman breed having so many health issues, I feel my girl has a black mark against her and I'm waiting for the axe to fall. No matter what her future holds, I will take care of her and do anything that needs to be done.
She is 4 years old now and the love of my life. I pray that I have many more years with my special blue girly.
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