READ the ENTIRE 10 (ten) page contract before sending any money to this AKC "Breeder of Merit". Her contract brings micromanagement to a new level and effectively voids any of the generous guarantees she proffers on her website. READ the website like a contract, because Laura considers it to be a legal document and hides the most important information at the bottom of verbose pages. She even includes a clause stating that badmouthing her online voids the warranty and gives her reason to repossess the dog. Why would a reputable breeder need to put a clause like that in a contract? The microchip of the dog that she sent us, does not match the microchip number on the contract nor on the AKC application.
She provides references, but keep in mind that these references are people who intend to title her dogs and enhance her "Breeder of Merit" status. If you want a high quality dog that will be a loyal member of your family go elsewhere, especially if you want your heirs to inherit the dog (she reserves the right to repossess the dog if you die). If you want a lifelong relationship allowing Laura to dictate every aspect of you dog's life - but an About Time Corso. If you want a show dog and don't mind going through a few "poor representatives of the breed" to get one, buy from Laura. If you want to show in ICCF events, go elsewhere, they had the good sense to suspend her. In my book, that makes ICCF more credible than AKC.
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