Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
Titles: CKC BIS, GR CH.; AKC CH.; UKC MBIMBS ch., TT, PCD, CD, CGN, CGC, UCC, ROMC
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In fairness, I had someone contact me regarding puppies and they had a deposit with Cambria. They had been waiting for a bit and were going to ask for it back because they weren't able to get a pup from the breeding they wanted. I saw the email that they received saying they would refund the deposit if they liked, or they could take a pup from a different litter. It was a nice, non-confrontational email. I told the person I would take a pup from the litter they offered if it was me, and to leave the deposit with them and do that. I beleive that's what they did. They had already one or two dogs from Cambria as well. I really think sometimes people just don't mesh well, and it's best to find a breeder you can work with. I've had some that I knew I would end up wanting to pummel, even if they would be a good home LOL .... I refer to them to other breeders :-) There is the right breeder for each purchaser. Not everyone breeder is going to be suitable.
On the topic of deposits, I do take deposits, and I leave it up to the individual as to when they want to leave a deposit. Not everyone wants to leave one before a pup is born. And some want to leave it right away, even before meeting, because people with deposits are going to be the ones that have first choice on the upcoming pups. I just tell people that if they send a deposit, and we meet and decide it's not a good match, that the deposit will be refunded. I've done that once :-)
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