My last comment on this BREED (and its founder) is that
I can not go without mentioning that Tina Barber contacted my sister and wanted to bred to one of my sisters dogs. My sister
at that time was showing/breeding AKC German Shepherd Dogs in San Luis Obispo California.
Like many real breeders my sister Dusty had
spent many years breeding a select few GSD and trying to improve on her stock. She was not rich by any means yet her
stock was winning in the rings.
Tina saw one of her large males and contacted
my sister about him. My sister thought Tina was a Christian and agreed to fly 'Duster's Boogie Down' to Tina's kennels
in exchange for Tina showing and handling him to get the last few points that he needed to become a champion.
Tina was supposedly very busy and never got around to showing/handling
Duster but found the time to breed him, so she said.
My sister got a phone call from several people who worked
for Tina and they told my sister that her dog had died when Tina tried to break up a fight between Boogie and another
Stud male dog of her kennels. My sister had told her that Boogie was from a farm and was used as a herd protection dog
and that he was NOT allowed to be near any male dogs. It may have been that it was an accident that Boogie and a Male
dog came to be in this fight and the only way that Tina could get the two apart was to kick Boogie in the kidneys. The
next day Boogie died.
My sister was wondering why she had heard nothing
from Tina about her male stud dog Boogie as Dusty had called many times inquiring about him. Tina was telling my sister that Boogie
came down with parvo or that Boogie was ill, or that she hadn’t had time to get him in any shows, making up excuses
before she could figure out how to tell Dusty that her dog had died...
Dusty confronted Tina and Tina confessed that the
dog had indeed died. Tina did not offer to pay my sister for the dog or reimburse her in any way.
Since Tina had lied, covered up and deceived my sister there
was no more to do but to mark it up as an experience and go about her life as it would cost too much to bring Tina to court.
AKC contacted my sister and demanded that she sign paperwork
declaring that 'Duster's Boogie Down' was the sire to many litters. My sister would not and did not sign any such paperwork
and was threatened by AKC. My sister then told AKC that they did not have to threaten her as she was not going to participate
in any dealings from a registration club that conducted business in the way that they did.
All of us breeders knew that at any time an unscrupulous
person wanted to, they could find pound pups that appeared to be the same age and breed as the dogs they bred and attach EXTRA
paperwork on them and sell them as AKC registered stock. Many breeders forged paperwork or put a single pup into a litter
with a different dam and sire just to avoid the paperwork and fees. AKC registration did not mean the dogs were guaranteed
to be pure of breed, so who cared if the dogs were AKC registered?
The information that my sister got from informants
at the Shiloh GSD kennels was that Boogie died before he sired any pups. Her Shiloh's pedigrees show 'Duster's Boogie
Down' as one of the foundation stock.
Now perhaps Tina has been born again for the second or third
time? But the fact still remains that she has never reimbursed my sister. She has recently contacted her, but I did not
delve into the conversation as I tend to not wish to intrude. One day I am sure my sister will tell me what was said.
What I would like to see happen, is that
Tina Reimburse my sister for all that she did to her. Perhaps that is why so much has befallen upon the "Mashiloh"?