Just so you know!
I am not working with Bijou, I have posted this for the benefit of others and to inform the rest of you that I am not currently, nor will I ever knowingly work with this person. I am sad for my puppy, and will do everything possible to see that this type of thing doe not happen again.
Beware of doing business with Bijou Standard Pooles, K-lar Standard Poodles, Laura, or as she identified herself to me..."Terry Ladecoure" She will contact you as a novice breeder, purchase breeding rights and will breed the dog without compliance to contract agreements. This is a very deceptive person. I will provide you with the email addresses I know of and the business names I know of. If anyone has any information for me regarding this breeder please let me know. When Laura was finished with "Cora" Bijou's Coralicious of K-Lar (you will not find her on poodlepedigree.com) she offered her back to me, but as the time approched for pick up I was not able to verify the flight...when I called the airlines they said that the flight had been booked by "TheLaShop" not by Laura Turner and that the flight had been cancelled the day before the flight pick up in Lethbridge. I contacted Laura about this and she said it was booked...I was never able to confirm that flight so she cancelled the sale the day of supposed delivery and refunded my money. She sent me an air canada flight notification and everything, problem is it was not verifiable!!!! check these things as they may look authentic but they must be verified. I am sad that I was not able to get Cora back, Laura tells me she was sold to a nice couple and was spayed, however she will not give me the names of the couple so that I can verify that either.
Bijou Standard Poodles
the following is an email from "Terry" just so you can see how she works! She had me convinced that she was a new poodle owner, not a large scale breeding organization!!
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2008 12:04:19 -0700
Subject: RE: Cora
Laura went a head and paid you for me.
Laura is her name.
She said there was a paypal link on your page for the amount of $1250.00
so that should cover the $36.00 paypal fee (3% on the amount of $1200.00 price) for Cora (?).
I'm sorry to be so pushy and I hope and pray that this is OK.
I just didn't wish to miss out on getting such a lovely girl, over my inability to cross the border.
I have sent away for my passport...which they tell me is only a "renewal" as I had an old expired one, so it won't take as long as if I were applying for one. "IF" my passport doesn't come in time, then either Laura or Chloe will be going to pick her up from the airport for me in 2-3 weeks time. My friend Jackie will not be able to go until November and that is too far off... I pray my passport comes in time, as I was reading that a poodle will bond with the first person they give kisses to
Chloe is in University so she is available Thursdays or weekends only.
I'm just waiting to hear back from her when she has to go to pick up her kitten
or what dates the breeder gave her to work with.
What works best for YOU so we can figure and plan for a date ?
This is all going ot work out and I'm so excited !!!!!!
Thanks for your patience !
Can I have your permission to have photos of her parents and the photo of her as a baby off of your web page or would you be able to send me ones to have ?
I am wishing to start a photo album.
I'm so excited !!!!!!!
My own Standard Poodle girl FINALLY !!!!
I pray that she and I might bond quickly and she will trust me and have fun with me as...
there is a UKC show here in November that I was supposed to go to help my friend at.
Would be so very cool to show Cora there...
IF we win I will send you a show photo !
I think in order to "finish" she has to beat another poodle or win a group.
I"m not "expecting" that but if she is up to it, it would be fun.
Is there anything that Cora enjoys having such as a certain toy or treat so I can start shopping for her ? Does Cora like a certain style of doggy bed (rectangle or round).
OH and what type of food do you feed her so I can see if we carry it here in Canada !!!!
OH this is going to be so much fun !!!!
By the way... expect to hear from my co-worker... he has fallen in love with your red puppy named "Baby"... LOL
I'm driving everyone at work nuts here waiting to hear from you and when I can get