Ratliff has stolen a J&J Tamaskan dog
Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:41 pm
So a few days ago on facebook a couple of people from the Tamaskan Truth 2.0 and Judy as well had reported in the debate group about the Ratliff couple who had previously tried on and off to acquire a dog from Judy and Jim in Virginia, sneakingly getting their hands on one of their dogs. The Double J Mackler couple who have long been fully aware of the Ratliffs' affiliation with RPK had refused to sell to them. However, the RPK affiliates unfortunately found a way to circumvent the Mackler couple's efforts using a close friend of theirs. This is the full story that Deanna from the Tamaskan Truth 2.0 had shared on the public debate group:
Affiliate of RPK/Blustag, Jonathan Ratliff, has sneakily gotten his hands on a Tamaskan from a breeder who declined selling to him. He had a friend of his wife, Glenda, acquire the puppy with a false story. Jan Graves, friend of the Ratliffs, told Judy Mackler, breeder of the former TDR kennel J&J Kennels, that she wanted a Tamaksan puppy to surprise her husband and son. Here is what happened from Judy's side of the story:
"Jan Graves contacted me about getting a pup for her husband, a combination Christmas/ anniversary present. The pup she wanted I had just sold to someone else. Pup's name was Diego, he named the pup Harry. She said she understood and that was fine as her sheep, they breed were giving birth at that time and they would be busy with new lambs and the pup might be to much to handle at the same time. She reserved a pup from our next litter which was a year later. Sent her the pup last year as a x-mas/ anniversary present. She told me that she sent back the contract but to date have never received it. Spoke to her when she got the pup and she and her husband and son loved him, last I heard from her so I assumed everything was fine with the little guy until I saw posted that Ratliff has him.
Ratliff tried to buy Harry from us and we told him that we would not sell a pup to anyone connected to RPK. He assured us that he had broken his ties with them but we still refused and he finally stopped calling us. I tried calling Jan but got no answer but I called her house number and got her husband. He told me that they are now going through a divorce but he never saw the dog and his dogs are all working dogs for the sheep or hunting dogs and would have had no use for the Tamaskan. He also told me that Jan and Glenda Ratliff grew up together and were friends. She told him that she had to pick a dog up from Glenda and deliver it to her so she was just a straw buyer."
Jon Ratliff has claimed to many others that he is no longer connected to Kevin S. of RPK/Blustag Tamaskan yet his dogs, Ivy, Willow, and Timber, are still on Kevin's breeding stock page. Kevin also still makes the pedigrees for the Raliff litters.
When I asked Jonathan Ratliff about this he had seen my message, but had no response. Buyer Beware. Any breeder willing to steal a dog is not a breeder that should be trusted.