Todd Howard w/Bigbulldogs.com Suspended by AKC for 10 years!

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Barked: Wed Jul 25, '07 8:12pm PST 
I am writing to inform you that Todd Howard with Bigbulldogs.com has been suspended from the AKC as of July 9th. Mr Howard does not breed English or French Bulldogs, he imports them from Hungary.
The link for the AKC is : http://www.akc.org/pdfs/about/board_minutes/0707.pdf

"The AKC's Management Disciplinary Committee has suspended Mr. Todd
Howard, Fallbrook, CA, from all AKC privileges for ten years,
effective July 9, 2007, and imposed a $2000 fine for non-compliance
with AKC's record keeping and dog identification requirements, and
failure to complete proper chain of registration. (Multiple Breeds)"
(Todd Howard imports Bulldogs and French Bulldogs from Hungary,
selling them under the trade name BigBulldogs.com.)

Edited by author Tue Mar 22, '11 10:42am PST


Support our- Soldiers!!!
Barked: Thu Jul 26, '07 12:07am PST 
Wow....so he wasn't breeding? Just buying from Hungary and selling as his own? How did he get away with it??
Bianca Bean

Captain of the- Bullie Brigade
Barked: Thu Jul 26, '07 5:10am PST 
Grrr.....irresponsible breeders....grrr.


Grizzy Grace. <3
Barked: Thu Jul 26, '07 9:02am PST 

I have a word or two to describe him, but however, must not use that language on Dogster. silenced

I wish they would have given him lifetime suspension, however. Just think, in 10 years he'll be out trying to pull the same crapola again. Just disgusting.

What's even more comical? On his page? "Don't say Bulldog didn't warn you! Beware of Bulldog Scams!"

Edited by author Thu Jul 26, '07 9:05am PST


Butterfly Ears
Barked: Thu Jul 26, '07 12:13pm PST 
What I got from his site is that he imported some of his breeding dogs from abroad.

He writes, "Many of my adult dogs have been Imported. Years ago I attempted to purchase a really nice “Show Quality” Great Dane. Each time that I told the breeder that my desire was to possibly breed they gave me the once over dictating to me how unqualified I was and that they would never sell a person like me a dog. "

Gosh, I always here that from people who are looking to buy a dog to breed. . . oh, the show breeders are just selfish and won't sell anyone anything. My experience has been that they will sell good dogs; you just have to qualify.

He also writes on his site, "I later learned how many Americans line bred their dogs and many times when you see the word Champion in the dog’s pedigree, it is often a bad thing not a good one. "

I guess that's what you have to say if you have non-CH lines. Not all Champs are worthy of the title, but I've never considered it a bad thing. Hmm.

Barked: Fri Jul 27, '07 5:55am PST 
You guys have no idea the lies this man tells to people. Initially when I bought my puppy from him back in January he told me my puppy was born at his breeding facility. When I got the pedigree papers (for the hungarian kennel club) 2 months later and I asked him how my dog could have been born in the USA and receive a Hungarian Kennel Club EXPORT pedigree. He told me he only "had to say" my puppy was born in Hungary....but not to worry, because that's the way it's done. When I questioned him further (because nothing made sense) he admitted my puppy was imported from Hungary.....at 6 weeks old.

There's a whole message board thread devoted to this jerk, called "TODD HOWARD W/BIGBULLDOGS.COM HAS ISSUED REFUNDS~TODD HOWARD IMPORTS PUPPIES FROM HUNGARY. It has over 26,000 hits on it and over 400 posts. Todd Howard even responded to the postings on Page 5.

Edited by author Tue Mar 22, '11 10:41am PST


Grizzy Grace. <3
Barked: Fri Jul 27, '07 7:47am PST 
Hey, could you p-mail me a link to that? I just find all of this 1.) intersting 2.) disturbing that he could get away with this for so long.

I can't belive this. It's nothing less than appauling. And the fact that he can look good people such as yourself right in the eye and just lie his little fanny off is just sickening. I am sorry you had to go through this with him.

Like I said, I wish they would have given him a lifetime suspension. He'll be back to his old ways in 10 years. I guarantee it!

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Mingus, CGC,- R3GL

Barked: Fri Jul 27, '07 8:28am PST 
Wow. Not knocking the AKC, but for them to suspend and sanction him, what he was doing had to be pretty flagrant and egregious.

Oh, wait... I *AM* knocking the AKC. big laughbig laughbig laugh
Rosalita Lola "Rosie"

Love is never- being told you'- naughty!
Barked: Fri Jul 27, '07 9:40am PST 
But he can still import pups from wherever he wants and still sell them can't he? Just not AKC registered?

Barked: Fri Jul 27, '07 9:45am PST 
Yep..he sure can continue to sell pups...that's why it's important that we get the word out so people are forewarned as to his shady operation.

He has claimed that he does not import puppies....but if the puppies are in fact born in the USA then he would not be able to issue Hungarian Kennel Club papers. Hungarian papers are only issued for puppies born in HUNGARY!

But then, he change his story and say ..yes the pups were imported. Well that opens an whole other can of worms. It violates Centers for Disease Control regulations, USDA regulations, not to mention State and locan regulations.

I don't even think this guy knows what the truth is cuz he lies so much!
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