Complaint Details

Cust First Name Lynn 
Shop Name Selby Danes 
Shop Address Line 1 33215 taylor st 
Shop Address Line 2  
Shop City winchester 
Shop State or Province California 
Shop Country United States  
Was Online Purchase Yes 
Shop Website www.selbysdanes.com 
Shop Email Address selbys_danes@yahoo.com  
Date of Purchase 09/27/2010 
Price 00 
Shop Breed of Dog Great Dane 
Sex Male 
Date of Birth 08/18/2010 
Date of Death 11/01/2010 
Breeder Malisa Selby 
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Diseases and Illnesses  I recently purchased a great dane from a breeder in California. (I'm in PA) I believed she was a reputable breeder from the research I did but 3 days after receiving the puppy it came down with Parvo. After 10 days of intensive care and a over 00 in vet bills our Duke was released but was so thin from being sick. He was only 8 weeks when we received him. After only being home for 3 days he started to have additional problems so we took him back to the hospital where we were told that he had a host of additional issues one being a congenital megaesphogus that had caused him to get pneumonia. Being as tiny as he was, his body just couldn't fight off the disease and we needed to put him down. We are now trying to determine what our next steps should be. Many of the things my vet asked me of about my breeder turned out to be not the best practices in terms of breeding and I really want to report this to the appropriate authorities on Great Danes. In particular - Duke has 12 siblings and they could potentially have parvo among other things- she has continued to sell the puppies and is breeding a new litter with her other dogs currently. I fear that she is spreading this horrible virus. After Duke was diagnosed she told me that his father had parvo which I couldn't understand how she then could be breeding in that timeframe when the virus can affect puppies for up to 1 year. His father was only 18 months old and this was his third litter. She had sent us pictures of the puppies around other outside dogs and in public parks at only 5 weeks old. Other owners have told us that when they went to pick out their puppy they met her in gas stations and public parks and all the puppies were in the back of a pick-up all covered in feces. Since Duke's passing we have learned that 4 others from his litter died and most others are sick either with Parvo or other problems. I just want this women and her practices to be stopped. She advertises that she has this top of the line breeding system and that is obviously not the case when she is overbreeding sick puppies every month.  
When illness begin end It began on 10/19/2010. We put him down on 11/1/2010. 
Hereditary Defects Megaephogus and descended testicle 
Recommend vet No 
Veterinary expenses to date 6199 
How did you hear about shop Website, various dealer/breeder sites  
Please describe conditions We didn't see these 
Eastern European Purchase No 
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