Bullmarket French Bulldog Breeders

In Which Nell DOESN'T Move to London

As I’ve mentioned before on this blog, it’s always disconcerting to run into photos of our dogs on other websites.

In a few cases, the site owners have given us semi plausible reasons – site designers who have used photos they found via image searches, relatives who did the sites for free and used pictures from wherever. None of these excuses really excuse using the images of another persons dogs to promote your own kennel, but they’re at least not intentionally misleading.

In the most recent case I’ve been informed of (thanks to Rumble’s mom Jennifer), the same can’t be said. There’s really no way to fob off claiming that a full grown, adult bitch you’ve never met ‘accidentally’ ended up listed as a dog you’ve sold to another home. The only possible excuse I can think of goes something like “Hey, I think that dog is pretty. If I put a picture of her on our website, people will think we breed pretty dogs, too”.

In this case, the photo was stolen from this set on Flickr, specifically this photo in particular. Here’s the entire set in slideshow form, so you can see the photo in context with the other ones in the series.

The nice people over at Aurora French Bulldogs, however, are claiming that Penelope is actually Parsha, and that she was sold to “Lisa in London”. This would come as a great surprise to Penelope, since she’s currently sitting on top of the puppy’s head while she yoinks the nylabone Heart had been peacefully chewing.

Here’s a screen cap of “Parsha”, on their “In New Homes” page. Click to view full sized, or see it in real time here.

Again, I can’t really imagine what the marketing strategy is behind these sorts of rash decisions. Aurora isn’t really at that far away from Mount Forest, meaning that there’s a good chance that anyone who stumbles onto the web site for Aurora will also stumble onto mine. Once there, ten seconds clicking brings you to Penelope’s page, where sits the same photo, front and center. I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised at this kind of stupidity, from a kennel that proudly announces ‘Christmas Puppies Available’.

I’ve emailed Aurora, asking them if they can put me in touch with “Lisa and Parsha”, but I haven’t received an answer yet. Heart, in the meantime, has suggested that perhaps a change of scenery would do her Auntie Nell a world of good.

4 replies
  1. Lori
    Lori says:

    So annoying! Wonder who the rest of the dogs on their site actually belong to? Do you recognize any of the rest of them?

  2. Julie
    Julie says:

    That’s just awful – and so underhanded. I pity the people who think they are a reputable and responsible breeder.

    Did you ever hear back from them?

    I’m just glad that we found a breeder (Labrador) that we’re very pleased with… so many people out there are so quick to try to just make a buck off of people, often at the expense of the helpless dogs in their care.

  3. Dara
    Dara says:

    Wow. This is UNREAL!! I feel like calling them personally and giving them a piece of my mind, I mean that is MY baby’s mommy for goodness sake.

    Carol, Can you copyright your pics and perhaps have your name on all of them? Copyright infringement is a huge no-no here in the states, they could get in serious trouble.

    Besides, its also false advertisement. BUSTED AURORA!!

    PS: Update on Miss Jellie~

    She is fantastic, enjoying every second of exploration and discovery around every corner. She and her new “sister” (80 lb Tallulah) are getting along great and have just finished playing “Crazy Frenzy”. She is now passed out on my lap. She misses you, says hello and sends you her love!

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