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Great Brook Farm Kevin Schmersal Sold me a dog with big problems. Bangor, Maine
16th of Mar, 2011 by User333533
Summary of complaint or question: This complaint is against( Kevin Schmersal) of Lebenshuger German Shepherds of Bangor,Me.
The transactions was done at the kennel outside on a cold, windy and snowy day 3/2/2010. The dog was laying low and we were told that he was just leary of us and that once we gave him a chance he would come out of it. He told us that he would lower the price from $1800.00, cause he had to get rid of him.When we brought him home we saw that he had a left hock that he was walking on rather than on his paw so much that he had a callous. We called he said it was normal...at that time I realize that we had gotten a defective dog,we took the dog to the vet and also had xrays done of his hip which was found to have one side higher than the other. We were told we would have to take him to a specialist. When seller was called about this he was extremely denying anything was wrong with this dog. Please be wary of this seller and don't take his word for anything.I paid $1000.00 for this dog that I now have sold him for $300.00,cause I could not afford to take him to Portland,Me and pay !
for a specialist.
I really think this gentlemen should be taken out of buisness.
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3140 days ago by Neglected Dogs
I found this site after an attorney did some cusory investigating into this guy and sent me some links.

If you do a thorough internet search using this breeder's name (unfortunately i never did) you will find numerous allegations: ranging from various possible frauds, alleged involvement in assault, arrest for possible disorderly conduct discussions of running a puppy mill, allegations that he hired contractor's to complete home improvement projectS and then didn't pay them as agreed. Selling possibly abused or neglected dogs. One person alleges that this guy basically stole some kimd of trailer from him after paying only half of what was owed. The list goes on and on...

I agreed to buy a pregnant female from this guy and a male as well (the seller insisted that we fly her out right away as she was due to have a litter of pups) for thousands of dollars. I did ask if it was okay yo fly a pregnant dog at her stage of pregnancy, and the seller said yes and that he had been a breeder for 15 years. Although I personally paid this guy over $4600 (because the female had, "$5k to $8k worth of pups" so i'd have to pay several thousand more fore her) and an additional $1000 for shipping. I wanted my little girls to experience the joys of the birthing and raising of puppies so i reluctantly agreed).

The problems started almost immediately. He dropped of the dog in a kennel that was 2 sizes too big for the dog he used a type 700 container where a licensed vet suggested that a type 600 would have been sufficient and possibly even a type 500 could have been used. The plane could only accomadate a type 600. (for the WellCare of the dog if I or the licensed vet(s) that have treated these unhealthy and neglected dogs suggested that a type 700 container was needed I would not comment here or have a problem with it).

Before the plane left I get this overly melo dramatic phone call from the seller saying that, "There was a mechanical issue with the plane and the dogs didn't make the flight". After a quick phone call to the airline I find that the seller lied about (1) the size of the kennel, (2) there was no mechanical problem. The dogs didn't make the flight because the kennel was too big and they couldn't fit in the door.

Because he used the wrong container I had to rent a truck and drive over 5 hours to Atlanta to pick up the dogs as that's the closest they could get.

I then had to pay $175 to have an off work vet assistant pick the dogs up and keep them two nights in her employers clinic. The following morning a very distraught licensed vet (owner of the. clinic) called me to say that the dogs were unhealthy with Giardia. The dogs had severe diarea. She also complained that the dogs were very dirty, with matted hair. This is a licensed vet. She was literally beside herself.

When the seller was. Confronted, calmly, and rationally, he became irate saying that the vet was lying and that the she was manufacturing a lie about him. He went on to say that he had never had any dogs infected with this parasite blah blah blah. (The vet had never met the seller and had no previous knowledge of him and absolutely no motivation to lie). I found out yesterday that the seller has allegedly lost his license because of parvovirus and guess what else? GIARDIA!!!

Well after picking the dogs up I could see that they were covered in feces from the diarea and needed an immediate bath. There coats we're so severely matted that they even had dread locks. The dogs also had numerous ticks.

I was beside myself so I of course shaved the female completely only to reveal a very unpregnant dog. I then caller the seller and very calmly raised the issue that she was not pregnant. The seller had obviously been expecting this call because I hadn't even finished the sentence and he interrupted me and started screaming at me he called me an S.O.B, and a MF and then his equally hysterical wife gets on the phone and starts yelling and screaming that she said that she had bred the dog but never promised she was pregnant.( I have numerous emails stating that the female was pregnant.) Then the hysterical wife SCREAMED that the dog was worth over $7000 blah blah blah. Then she said that the female absorbed the litter due to the stress of flying. I replied that she would still be lactating if she was pregnant.

I was astounded. I never raised my voice, I calmly explained that if we couldn't figure out something I'd have to retain my attorney. They have allegedly been sued for selling at least one puppy with parvo to a kind and compassionate, yet unsuspecting victim, before.

The following morning I told him that I wanted a full refund for all of the money I had paid him $4600 plus the cost of the licensed vet that examined the dogs ($575) and for him to pay the shipping back to Maine.

He refused.

I called an attorney and unless I get my money back I will sue his ass.

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