Recently I purchased a dogue de bordeaux pup from a very reputable breeder and I am extremely happy. He is show quality which is what I wanted too as I want to show in the future.
I'd spent months researching the breed and looking for breeders. Living in Qld I wanted a Qld breeder for obvious reasons but was considering all advertised pups even one lot from Melbourne.
My first port of call was to email breeders who had pups advertised (I looked at Dogzonline) to ask if they still had pups available so as to not waste my time or theirs. I understand that people get alot of emails from tyre kickers and photo collectors but I had hoped that my detailed emails would show that I was neither of those.
One breeder I had contact with wasn't home at the time and one of his relatives telephoned me, after the conversation, the relative emailed me several photographs which took a week. In the interim I emailed again (phone was mobile and didn't answer) to enquire as to the photographs and to let them know I was serious.
After I got the photographs I was contacted by a Queensland breeder who had a pup which the deposit fell through on. Which meant that I could go and look and see the dog personally.
As it turned out I purchased the Queensland dog as it was the best one of the lot, show quality and I saw the sire, dam and the grand parentage as well.
I emailed all the breeders who had gotten back to me and thanked them for their time and effort and photographs and told them that I had now found a pup.
This morning I got an extremely abusive email from the breeder he was replying to the email I sent through "before" I got the photographs. He replied by saying to me Not likely, wasting my time bitch F**k the hell off.
I will supply the name of this breeder to anyone who PM's me.