today i sold a fantastic 26 month old hunting/hunt test dog. he is nafc x 17 aa point, without a win bitch. many people have called to inquire about him. i thought i would share a few of the "reasons" the tire kickers gave for not buying this fine animal, followed by my responses. btw congrats to the very lucky new owners!
1. after 28 text messages and setting an appointment to meet and evaluate, a guy from louisiana who was looking for a hunting dog says, "my six year old daughter wants a chocolate dog so we are not coming today."
to which i reply, "fantastic!"
he asks, "why do you feel us not coming is fantastic?"
immediately i say, "because i don't want my dog going to a home where six year olds make such decisions and a home that would rather have a chocolate dog!"
2. after several texts, calls and discussions with another the next question is, "is he white or just yellow?"
my response was, "no. thank you!"
he inquires, "no thank you?"
i say, "NO, he is not white. THANK YOU for your inquiry, good bye."
3. a good hunt test pro calls and says, "my client really wants him, do you still have him?"
i say yes, but he is with a guide friend picking up duck for his hunts. he asks that i go two hours away to get him so i can bring him to atlanta tomorrow to meet. i agree.
the next morning, a text, "my client loves the pedigree, needs a dog that can run master in the spring and handle now it's working out great. can you send some pics?"
i send the pics and head towards atlanta.
a call comes in, "john, i know this is stupid but my client's wife said your dog's nose is too long. they don't want him."
my reply was, "well tell your client my dog said his wife's butt was too wide and he wasn't coming to live with her anyway!"