I bought an older puppy from him that he "discounted". It was a super well-bred dog (out of the 2010 world champion, Ober Von Bad-Boll), but he was 9 months old by the time I bought him and had never seen the outside of a kennel. It took two people to get a collar on him. He was scared of everything. I tried to walk him and he kept tripping, because he had always been on flat cement and didn't even understand anything about uneven ground. He was afraid to go inside; afraid of absolutely everything. He is also extremely cow-hocked and Bill assured me he would grow out of it, but he did not! I have worked with him, and he isn't so scared or aggressive at all, he is beautiful, but he is still "quirky". As many others have noted, he has an extremely short attention span and has been extremely difficult to train. He missed out on that important "developmental" time.
I was also appalled by the condition of the kennel. When we went there it was stinky from the time we got out of the car. The dogs were all filthy and the kennels were disgusting. Then dogs were all barking and jumping at the kennel doors and it was deafening. Anyone that even considers purchasing a dog here needs to go visit the kennel. You need to insist upon it. It is absolutely unacceptable. It is not difficult to see why the dogs are "crazy" when you see the conditions they live in! I wish we had gotten "Abe" at 8 weeks instead of 9 months and it may have made a difference...it is hard to know. I just know there are many reputable breeders where this would never happen. Find them! Reward them with your business. Go take a look at this establishment and purchase somewhere else! Wish I would have seen the warnings first!
Product or Service Mentioned: Fleischerheim Dog.
Monetary Loss: $5000.