I have posted before about wanting a Lagotto. I have been trying for 3 years to get one! I have encountered one nutjob after another-a breeder who took offense to the fact that I didn’t want a puppy from a parent who failed the OFA hip trst, a breeder who wouldn’t sell me a puppy because she misquoted me the price of the dog, another one who stole my deposit, another who wouldn’t send me an application because she didn’t like the sound of my voice, other breeders breeding subpar dogs, another one who denies the facts listed on her facebook page, others who just don’t respond to countless emails and phone calls,a breeder who talked me out of a dog, after I was first on a lost because she’d promised it to somebody else, it just goes on and on!
I have begging two breeders just to send me an application!
I have NEVER experienced anything like this in life. I have owned dogs all my life and never seen this type of behavior! I son’t know how anybody manages to get a well bred dog of this breed! Honestly, I can say without any prejudice or sexism, as I’m one of them, that I believe it’s because they are all females. I have always had an easier time dealing with men. I’m sorry but women If you’ve ever seen the movie “mean girls,” women never outgrow this ridiculous catty, snobby behavior and I have witnessed it with women in “power” in all kinds if scenarios. They are crazy! I’m not saying all women or breeders but in the frustrating years that I have spent dealing with dog breeders, this is an epidemic among many dog breeders but especially Lagotto because the dogs are in demand. I don’t know what kind of service any of them thinks they’re doing for their dogs by not selling me a puppy or what kind of person they think I am. Few people have spent more money on the care of pets than i have. My last dog saw more specialists than most people I know.
I would go directly to Italy to get one of these dogs, if I were able to fly that far but I have inner rear issues and can’t be on a plane that long. So, I’m at rhe mercy of these people!