It was a foregone conclusion Little Rascals would rid themselves of uncomfortable questions and opinions on Facebook, following their ‘press release‘.
Negative comments are one thing, but on several occasions Little Rascals were asked, very politely, to explain how it was possible that their litter of Beagle puppies sold in September could be infected with the Parvovirus and become so ill they had now died. Little Rascals were also asked how their vet managed to miss symptoms in the whole litter, signing them off fit and healthy.
Questions were also asked about why the Beagles had been advertised with “a certificate” and “both mum and dad can be seen”, when not a single buyer was able to see either parent or receive the promised paperwork because (according to Lucy Marsden) “It (the paperwork) hasn’t arrived yet”.
These were all reasonable and understandable questions to ask, but as usual they went unanswered, were deleted and the authors banned.
Why were all the buyers unable to see either parent? Where could the paperwork be if these puppies were bred on the premises, bearing in mind that Little Rascals have always produced their own fake Pedigrees and Certificates? There can be only two possible reasons for it – either the parents are not on Little Rascals’ premises, or the conditions in which their breeding dogs are kept, away from public view, would turn even the most loyal supporters away.
Whether Chancepixies are successful in their court actions or not, Little Rascals’ reputation is in tatters. It’s been touch and go for years but they’ve usually managed to overcome bad press with deception and cunning, made easier with the support of like-minded employees and die-hard fans who refuse to look further than their noses. If Little Rascals’ fans do ever wake up, they’ll find plenty of reasons not to endorse them.
Any supporter who is confident Little Rascals’ are respectable breeders should not hesitate to ask them where the 250+ breeding dogs are kept on their premises, and they should also ask for transparency when it comes to external suppliers of dogs and puppies – the so-called ‘imports‘.
Little Rascals claim horrific conditions like this have nothing to do with them, and yet for the past two years they have been repeatedly asked to show where their ‘imported‘ puppies come from. They’ve had ample opportunity to clear their name, but the fact is they can’t. Nor can they show evidence of where their own dogs are kept in areas off-limits to the public and license inspectors.
- Up until a few months back most of their puppy ads carried the ‘home bred‘ lie. We reported that as false advertising, arguing that ‘home bred‘ implies literally bred and raised in the comfort of the breeder’s home, and that is clearly NOT the case for Little Rascals’ dogs and puppies. They tried to use that description based purely on the fact that they own the property where their dogs are kept, but they can no more validly claim their dogs are home bred than the livestock they breed! So they removed all mention of ‘home bred‘ from their advertising.
- We highlighted the fact that Paddy Dooley, Ireland puppy farmer, was a supplier of puppies to Little Rascals. For years they referred to his operation as their ‘sister kennels in Ireland‘, displayed on the front page of their website. We persisted in asking for details of Dooley’s puppy farm, for images and proof that the puppies were bred in adequate conditions, and we pointed out to the authorities that Dooley was using a fake address [Ireland Associates]. So again, Little Rascals were forced to remove all mention of their association with Dooley because they were unwilling to show the conditions in which his dogs are kept. If that doesn’t set alarm bells ringing with their supporters, nothing will. These days Little Rascals are claiming they import only within the UK. This is NOT TRUE.
It doesn’t take a high degree of intelligence to defraud, just arrogance, guile and pure greed, and those behind Little Rascals have had years perfecting the art of conning genuine people, while playing into the hands of the lazy-minded, shallow fans, who persist in supporting Little Rascals in spite of all the evidence against them.
If none of the above sets off any alarm bells with their supporters, perhaps this will – Parvovirus is an aggressive and cruel disease, but many responsibly bred, healthy puppies can survive it. The fact that all of these puppies died should scream (at anyone who cares) that they were ill-equipped to cope with such an onslaught on their immune systems, and THAT indicates they were taken away from mum far too early.
It’s highly unlikely a whole litter will succumb to one disease unless they’ve been deprived too early of their mother’s milk, or the conditions they came from were so germ-ridden and filthy, they didn’t stand a chance. In which case, maybe Little Rascals’ supporters would like to spare a thought for the mother of those puppies, not to mention the father?