mnp13 wrote:I'll applaud when he does to Diane what he has done to
a number of other people who have bought dogs after they 'should have
known better'... he bans them. I hope he follows through with what he
I doubt it, as he himself seemed to have been becoming a groupie of
one of the "responsible" breeders that puts on quite a front. I
haven't seen any glowing praise of late, but I try to avoid the
Anyway, I'll post what I know about Guppy. I was with Diane when she
went to look at Guppy, and ultimately ended up taking her home. Also
there were Guppy's monther, uncle, and grandfather. Guppy seemed to
have potential herself as a wee little thing. But, the adults were
unremarkable at best. Had I not seen the adult relatives, I would have
been more impressed with Guppy. I was actually surprised that she took
Guppy shortly after she got her
I later met other relatives of Guppy who were less than stable. I'd
not seen her since she was a wee pup, but it doesn't surprise me a
bit, considering what I'd seen. Neither of us met the tweaky ones
until after she had already taken Guppy. The relatives we met were big
dopey dogs. Scatterbred local stuff, mostly weightpull. Not
particularly drivey and energetic. Just big and dopey.
Guppy looked like she could have been better than the sum of her parts
at that age. But, it didn't happen.
I don't remotely agree with Diane on everything, even most things.
I'll admit, I do see the attraction in what she did, but the way she
announced it was WAY out of line. If I ever did such a thing, I
wouldn't post pics until the dog was two and health tested.
But on the other hand, I'm kinda hypocritical myself, I guess. I've
been waiting a while for somebody to get their hands on these dogs and
do the right thing with them. A 40-something pound sturcturally &
mentally sound black & tan from titled and tested parents would be to