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    Keystone Puppies is a Puppy Mill!

    I had a horrible time with Keystone Puppies. I got a dog and it is sick all the time and I am pretty sure we will end up losing her. How can someone find a good breeder these days?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralpo View Post
    I had a horrible time with Keystone Puppies. I got a dog and it is sick all the time and I am pretty sure we will end up losing her. How can someone find a good breeder these days?
    Can you elaborate about your situation before libeling a person? Did you go there to pick up your puppy? What kind of puppy is it? Did you research Keystone kennels before deciding to buy there? What did the breeder say about the illness? What kind of illness is it that your puppy is suffering from?

    I'm sorry to hear you have a puppy that isn't well.

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    Google turns up a Keystone Giant schnauzer, Keystone German Shepherds and Keystone gun dogs. There's also a pet hotel by that name. There may be even more Keystones with other breeds, since "Keystone" and PA are synonymous.

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    The website for "Keystone puppies" looks like a place I probably wouldn't even click on, let alone buy a puppy from. :/ They have 88 breeds to choose from. Is that the place you bought the puppy?
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    http://keystonepuppies.com/

    If this is the same place you bought from, then yeaaaa..... It looks like a puppy mill.

    IMO I will only buy from a breeder who specializes in ONE breed, and has titled dogs as breeding stock.

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    Oh gosh....what an awful place.

    1) Don't buy a dog from a "breeder" who you haven't met in person or do not plan on meeting. You should always do a home check, and interact with breeding stock if possible.
    2) Don't buy a dog from a "breeder" who ships their puppies all over the USA, sight unseen.
    3) Don't buy a dog from a "breeder" who breeds that many different breeds and designer mixes. A reputable breeder typically specializes in one or two breeds of dog. These dogs are typical titled, health tested, and temperament tested.

    I'm not sure how someone could look at that website and think, "oh, this sounds like a good idea." I'm sorry that your puppy is sick. Its parents are probably much, much worse off.


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    I agree that this has red flags all over it, however, there are many good breeders that ship all over and yes, some of the people see their puppy for the first time at the airport.
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    Re: Keystone Puppies is a Puppy Mill!

    Quote Originally Posted by Galathiel View Post
    I agree that this has red flags all over it, however, there are many good breeders that ship all over and yes, some of the people see their puppy for the first time at the airport.
    yes, it can happen. Is a strictly internet website from which to order their puppies and have them shipped a good sign? not usually.


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    Re: Keystone Puppies is a Puppy Mill!

    How could you not tell that it was a mill just by clicking to the site?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blenderpie View Post
    How could you not tell that it was a mill just by clicking to the site?
    I was thinking this too, I mean they sell 88 different breeds geez. Nobody selling that many different breeds could actually get all the time the dogs need, just ridiculous poor little puppies and dogs


    EDIT: I got the number of breeds wrong, went back to the website and counted awful
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    Re: Keystone Puppies is a Puppy Mill!

    Sorry OP, you definitely ordered from a puppy mill and no one here would touch that place with a ten foot pole.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kayla_Nicole View Post
    1) Don't buy a dog from a "breeder" who you haven't met in person or do not plan on meeting. You should always do a home check, and interact with breeding stock if possible.
    2) Don't buy a dog from a "breeder" who ships their puppies all over the USA, sight unseen.
    But these are not red flags for a reputable breeder by any means.

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    I have a feeling our OP isn't coming back. He/she should have stopped in before buying the puppy.

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    Re: Keystone Puppies is a Puppy Mill!

    That web site makes me sick.
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    Re: Keystone Puppies is a Puppy Mill!

    Quote Originally Posted by Damon'sMom View Post
    That web site makes me sick.
    I quite agree. I can't begin to imagine the conditions if they have 88 breeds and multiple litters of each. It makes me want to cry.

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    You'll be happy to know that they have different breeders in different towns, at least, so not all those dogs are in the same place. Doesn't make it better though.
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    Re: Keystone Puppies is a Puppy Mill!

    That is a puppy mill broker website.
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    Re: Keystone Puppies is a Puppy Mill!

    Quote Originally Posted by DJEtzel View Post
    Sorry OP, you definitely ordered from a puppy mill and no one here would touch that place with a ten foot pole.



    But these are not red flags for a reputable breeder by any means.
    Yes, totally agree! My post wasn't totally clear. What I meant to get across was that if the breeder only has a website and only gives you the option to buy you puppy over the internet and have it shipped to you (like this site) definitely a red flag. If they do not allow house visits, also a red flag.

    yes of course you can purchase a puppy from a reputable breeder without a home visit and sometimes can choose to have that puppy shipped.


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    Re: Keystone Puppies is a Puppy Mill!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kayla_Nicole View Post
    Yes, totally agree! My post wasn't totally clear. What I meant to get across was that if the breeder only has a website and only gives you the option to buy you puppy over the internet and have it shipped to you (like this site) definitely a red flag. If they do not allow house visits, also a red flag.

    yes of course you can purchase a puppy from a reputable breeder without a home visit and sometimes can choose to have that puppy shipped.
    Oh, that makes much more sense!

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    Re: Keystone Puppies is a Puppy Mill!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kayla_Nicole View Post
    Yes, totally agree! My post wasn't totally clear. What I meant to get across was that if the breeder only has a website and only gives you the option to buy you puppy over the internet and have it shipped to you (like this site) definitely a red flag. If they do not allow house visits, also a red flag.

    yes of course you can purchase a puppy from a reputable breeder without a home visit and sometimes can choose to have that puppy shipped.
    Agree - when I was recently inquiring about a puppy I contacted a number of breeders, some of whom would have to ship the puppy however I was deliberately vague in asking for information and I only followed up with breeders who asked for lots of information about me and the living conditions for the puppy. However this site has puppy mill all over it and I wouldn't even consider contacting them.
    Perhaps the OP should be contacting the Humane Society and getting them to look into the conditions the parents are suffering.

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    Re: Keystone Puppies is a Puppy Mill!

    Doubt the OP will be back after the responses on this thread.

    Probably just made him feel stupid without offering much help :\

    Most people wouldn't know thats a puppy mill site.
    Hell, I didn't even know about puppy mills until I walked by a puppy store with a group of protestors outside of it.
    I always thought puppy stores were legitimate x.x

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