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Mon Mar 17, 2008 20:34 (XFF:

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From: "Maxine Glassberg"
Date: Fri, March 14, 2008 9:03 am


my name is Maxine and I am e-mailing you because I feel that I need
to warn people about a serious ethics problem at the heart of the
labradoodle industry.

Here is my horror story:?I have wanted an original australian labradoodle
from one of the?two founding breeders for over 5 years and I promised
myself when I retire that I would get one. I fell in love with the fluffy

I recently retired and I picked out a puppy from the Tegan website in
Florida.? I was SO excited. Weeks later I asked for a more recent picture
of my pup (it was still too young to be shipped to me).? The picture
sent?showed an entirely different dog with a smooth muzzle and it did not
look at all like a labradoodle.? After several calls and e-mails to Kim at
Tegan who still?vehemently insisted that the hair on?the pup's face will
grow in and he will look like his mother Zepher (see?the Tegan?website for
a picture of her), I continued with the purchase of this dog. The dog
arrived at the airport and I could see that the hair on his face would
never grow longer.? I was horrified; this did not look like a labradoodle.
Kim still insisted his hair will grow in.

One day, someone came to deliver a package and when he saw the pup he
said: "nice Irish Water Spaniel."? I then contacted Angela the owner in
Australia.? After several e-mails back and forth she FINALLY admitted that
the pup was a "throwback" to an earlier mix-in with an Irish Water Spaniel
and OF COURSE will always have a smooth muzzle.? She treated me like I was
cruel to the pup for not liking him like he is and laid a terrible guilt
trip on me.? She said I can return the dog at my expense and I must get
another pup from them (shipping at my expense again and I cannot get my
money back).? I have told my story to other breeders and they have all
said this is unethical (the breed standard written by Angela herself says
"a flat coat is no longer acceptable in the breed) so I have decided to
tell my story to everyone.? I am putting up a website and when anyone does
a search in Yahoo and Google on Tegan, Tegan Park, Australian Labradoodle,
etc, they will get my story.? I feel like I can help the breed best by
telling the story of a greedy founder who has lost her way.? (If you are
interested I can send you a photo of the pup.) Regards, Maxine

  • Tegan Florida aka Tegan Park USABEWARE OF TEGAN IN FLORIDA, Mon Dec 24 21:55
    is owned and operated by the same person that turned 31 dogs and puppies into a kill shelter in Nov., 2006 - Angela Rutland-Manor formerly Angela Cunningham. Please don't do business with someone... more
    • Truth Prevails Angela, Fri Jul 30 04:23
      THIS IS A MUST READ at last the TRUTH is coming out The Truth About Rutland Manor - a cross post - Kate, Fri Jul 30 1:24am http://disc.yourwebapps.com/discussion.cgi?disc=107128;article=33424;title... more
    • (nm)A concerned person, Thu Feb 19 16:10
    • Angela CunninghamJenny Pearce, Mon Jan 5 01:08
      I knew Angela Cunningham very well here in Australia and treated Tegan Park animals, both horses and dogs with alternative therapies. These animals had the best of everything including the best vets... more
      • The actions of Angela Rutland Manner Cunningham speak forA Concerned person, Mon Feb 16 22:57
        themselves. Dogs turned into a kill shelter. Dogs actioned off to the highest bidder. Incomplete health testing on breeding dogs. Puppies kept in outside kennels that had little or no shelter. And as ... more
        • Who is this concerned person?Jenny Pearce, Tue Feb 17 00:07
          Who is this concerned person who conceals both name and identity? And your secrecy begs the question, "what is your real motivation?" You could be quoting Beverley out of context or even misquoting... more
    • Jen are you lurking on this site?MARY SHERMAN, Thu Dec 4 01:31
      I just e-mailed you but thought I would drop by this chat site to see what is happening, It's been awhile but it looks to be a little busy, I agree about turning dogs and puppies into a kill shelter, ... more
    • shelter in Fl.....while he suruved, his littermates did not...dyinf from parvo....he has had many health issues....both w/his mouth & hips. That being said & done. I would never trade him as he has a ... more
      • denise Can you please make contact on dhurringiledachshunds@dodo.com.au re : I have one of the Labradoodles that was turned into the shelter in Fl.....while he suruved, his littermates did... more
      • Thank you DeniseMary Sherman, Thu Dec 4 01:24
        Though your poor baby has been through so much it sounds as if he is where he needs to be now, Congratulations on adopting this fine fella into your life as a former rescue service myself, it joys... more
    • or Acacia Park in Australia - — Another reason to never do business with Tegan, Mon Mar 17 20:34
      • Re: or Acacia Park in Australia -Tammie, Tue Mar 18 01:30
        I am sorry to hear about your experience Maxine. That must have been incredibly disappointing. I too fell in love with the fluffy, teddy bear faces! I hope this situation resolves favorably for you... more
    • Acacia Park aka Tegan LabradoodlesBEWARE OF ACACIA PARK aka TEGAN, Sat Jan 5 22:20
      in Australia is the old Tegan Park. This is the person that to quote her own mother, Quote: "Dozens of puppies in Australia were going to pet shops and dealers and even being put down (killed)... more
    • (nm)Anonymous, Mon Dec 24 21:56
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