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    I visited a bully website today. The owner said she does NOT allow people to visit, but she will meet in a mutual place. In the past, whenever purchasing from breeder, I've always met both parents (animal, not people!) because I thought it was important. Is this a scam, to meet in a mutual location? Me thinks it is! Please let me know if this is a normal practice or not. Thanks in advance.

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    I have always went to the breeders house.. With all my dogs except one that I fell in love with at the feedstore and bought her there but knew who the breeder was... I would be leary about it. Any good reputal breeder wont mind you coming to their home..

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    I would be leery if I couldn't see the kennel.
    Sounds fishy to me. I would keep on looking.

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    I agree, perhaps their is a puppy mill going on.... or something filthy and awful they are trying to hide.

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    What part of the south are you from?
    We got our from Oklahoma. Very nice
    people that we got Jozi from.

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    I agree , sounds like a scam. I would not exchange any type of money with this person

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    That is usually a sign of a mill or bad conditions. Be very cautious.

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    hmm tough one, when i bought Gene the lady met Mandy and i at neutral location because she was showing other pups to several other people.
    It never really crossed my mind to ask to see him at her house, so i never asked. she was an older lady and her husband was an army vet so they seemed like trustworthy people to me.
    I have had no issues with my puppy so i guess it all depends on you if you think the people seem trustworthy or not...

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    @Gene_the demon I could see how elderly people may be fearful of having strangers in their home. I would be afraid for my grandmother to do this also. This is about the only case where i could see this as acceptable.
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    This is a scam. I knew of a few guys back in NY that sold pit bull puppies. They always said that they would meet customers in a neutral place or park. It was supposedly to protect themselves from people Wanting to steal the " expensive " pups.. They would show up with really nice borrowed pit bulls claiming them to be the parents..
    In reality you would see them there and never see them again.
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    We went to the breeders house in Fleetwood Pa and saw both Momma and Daddy to Belly. I stayed away from the breeders that didn't want me to come to their house... always sends up a red flag.
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    Hmmm, I too would be a tad weary. I've heard once before of a bulldog breeder not wanting to advertise their home because they had a Dog stolen from them in the past, but would meet with people elsewhere as kind of a first step. The breeder I'm going through right now has been incredibly accommodating with her home allowing my Lady to visit while I'm gone and keeping up with us both via e-mail. It just seems so important to me to be able to not only meet the parents, but also see where my future puppy is being raised for such a crucial period of it's life.

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