PLEASE DO NOT GIVE OUT MY NAME!
Wow, I was told about your site and was glad to see Denise is getting the just press she deserves! My wife and I were looking to replace our Yorkie that had passed away and a friend told us to contact his sister whom had gotten a Yorkie a couple of years ago from some "breeder" in Sutton MA. It turned out to be Denise. ( I should note that she had no complaints about Denise or her dog, she loves her dog)
We were very excited to contact Denise and she sounded very convincing on the phone about being really into it for the dogs, her being so knowledgeble about Yorkies, sending me to her website (which comes across as very profesional and gives the impression of a very reputable breeder)
The first RED FLAG went up when my friends sister told me "oh....my little XXXX is sooo cute, he has the floppy ears and everything! He's so cute! (by the way...she paid $2,500.00 for her dog) I told her "Yorkies are not supposed to have floppy ears", to which she told me " Oh, no....she breeds them to have floppy ears, theyre so cute. (Obviously Denise had conned her into believing this was a desireable trait and was worth $2,500.00! Well, I decided to contact her anyway because we could not find a local breeder with any females.)
She started out sounding very knowledgable and making you feel like you need to have one of her dogs. RED FLAG #2: At the time she said she had 5 or 6 females and about 5 male puppies for sale. Most of the other breeders seemed to only have 1 to 3 pups total, gee, she has a lot of pups for sale! I asked her how much the dogs were, she said $1,900.00 to $2,500.00.
After speaking with her a few times, I told her I was not interested in a dog with floppy ears. I told her I have had a number of Yorkies in my life before, and I expected any dog we would be getting to have "normal" Yorkie traits ( not floppy ears, etc.). She then told me "well, you obviously know what you want in a dog.......you may come here and see a dog you like and it could be $3,000.00 or more" (the price suddenly jumped a thousand dollars!!) To make a long story sort of short......I spoke with her on a Friday, again on Saturday, had a "date" to go and see the pups on Sunday (which she blew off). When I finally reached her on Sunday, we set another meeting time for 4:00 pm on Monday.
I cleared my schdule for the afternoon on Monday, as did my wife, we cancelled guitar lessons of my sons, my daughter skipped gymnastics and we were in the car leaving for Sutton to see some pups. I called Denise to let her know we were on the way, and I started to ask her "we are on the way.....how many dogs do you have to look at that are going to fit into what we were looking for?" She said, "I think maybe just one, you know with the ears that stand up and stuff". I asked her how much this particular dog is going for, and she responded with a pause and then said "I am not sure......I need to get back to the house and I can check for you, I will be home in about ten minutes, I will call you right back (RED FLAG #3). I then asked her "the parents of this dog both have their championships, don't they? She stuttered, stammered and then said "you know.....you may be better off going to a breeder closer to your house...." I said, no, we'll come see this one dog we may like (remember we were not finding anyone with females available anywhere local) Please call me back with the price of the dog.
She NEVER called us back, and we wound up turning aroung before we even got on the Mass Pike.
The more questions I seemed to pose to her, the more evasive she became. I got the impression that she is ripping people off. She is selling dogs at TOP DOLLAR prices and they don't even have championship bloodlines. She even bragged to us about a lady who lives on Newbury Street in Boston and she paid her $5,000.00 for her Yorkie!!!!
Sorry to go on so long, but I really was upset after dealing with her, taking the time out of our work, etc, just to get blown off by her in the end. Well the only good thing is that we didn't buy one of her floppy eared rippoff pups.
It is wonderfull that you have a forum for people to learn about her devious ways and be aware that there are dirtbags like her out there.
Please do not use my name, but you can relay some of our experiences to others BEWARE this lady!!
PS: We wound up with a beautiful female Yorkie from a "real" breeder.