UPDATE: 16 January 2020 We have been told that one of Stella's littermates was DNA tested and came back as 100% Mudi. While unusual, this can happen with dual sired litters. It's also possible that the puppy is not one of Stella's littermates at all.
UPDATE: 8 Oct 2019 Stella has been diagnosed with patella luxation, scored at 3/2. This is a genetic condition. Her parents are Sacahazi Regos (sire) and Stellamontis Biborka (dam).
28 July 2018 Pages from Stella's 2018 Embark Report are below. These are different than the results currently shown on Embark's Website
When is a Mudi not a Mudi? Strange question but here is the stranger answer. If you import a dog and they have an import pedigree they will be registered as that breed. The foreign pedigree is used to register the animal, regardless of any DNA results.
How does this affect the breeding pool? Well, if a person breeds that dog they have now introduced those mixed genetics into a line with no official record of the cross-breeding. Only a smart owner will look deeper and discover the dogs' hidden past. And if they thought they bought a pure-breed, they might be in for a nasty surprise. Here is my story...
Mid-June 2018, 5 months old
Passport says "Stellamoutis", certificate says "Stellamontis"
Some things that I found out after purchasing Stella:
1. Multiple puppy buyers paid the breeder to have the puppies tested for Merle but no paperwork was ever provided showing the results of that testing. In addition, more than one person was charged to test the same dog.
2. The puppy sent to me was originally supposed to go to someone in Indiana. Because I only wanted a non-merle, the other buyer was told she would have to take another pup, which she declined as she felt that was not ethical. So it was more important to the breeder to sell puppies then to keep their word.
3. Stella was DNA tested three times. All three tests showed the same result -- Stella is a mudi mix who is a carrier for DM. I find it hard to believe that this was a mistake when all 3 independent companies concluded that this dog was a mix.
4. The breeder has refused to provide DNA samples of Stella’s parents to disprove the claims of this puppy being a mix breed (even after the offer of the tests being paid in full, including international shipping charges).
5. There are 2 other dogs from the same breeding in the US who have not had the DNA testing done as of yet but have received their paperwork. These dogs will be registered as Mudi in the US. This is concerning because, if they are the siblings to my dog, we are introducing bad blood into the Mudi lines.
6. I have never received a refund for Stella’s purchase price. But, even though I paid for Stella, the breeder has kept Stella’s paperwork (her export pedigree) and has refused to answer my emails. The Breeder’s agent, Viki of KBB kennel (who has a puppy from the same breeding), wrote me to say that other buyers had received their export pedigrees, but I would not. Viki also said that Stella couldn’t be a mix because her parents were show-winners and that DM was not a problem in mudi.
7. The owners of the other puppies (who are Mudi Club America members) were notified of the impure breeding, but stated that the AKC will register them as purebreed due to the import paperwork. I am hoping they will reconsider this as the offspring will be mixed and this will be mixing improper bloodlines into the mudi.
8. In addition to the mixed bloodlines, information was made public that this kennel was raided due to the abuse and neglectful way the animals were kept and also the mixed breedings that were being registered as purebreeds. Please be aware that the photos on this web page are very graphic.
9. I have been scammed and I put my story out to help others. I hope you will look into the matter and ensure that the other littermates here in the states are not registered as mudi due to the mixed heritage.
Stella has been spayed. It was a very expensive lesson but I will continue to educate everyone who asks about the Mudi regarding paperwork, genetics, and who should be trusted when obtaining a puppy from another country. I will also continue to make all this information public to allow others to be fully informed before getting a puppy. I have printed up material regarding this debacle and will provide it to anyone who inquires about this dog and her breeding.
Stella at 7 months.
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