I was notified that this kennel stole my writings and a few of our breed requirements for our program and tried to present the material as if it was their own work and idea. Links to the stolen materials were sent to me via email. Here is SOME of MY INFORMATION that they stole from our program that they tried to present on their website as if it was their own material.
The information was stolen straight from our "About Chimera Kennels" on our old webpage, and was plagiarized WITHOUT our permission. They copied it directly, removed and replaced the Chimera Kennels references (but mistakenly didn't remove the hidden Chimera Kennels links) with their Andante Bandog kennel name, and replaced the word "dogs" with "bandogs." They had also stolen my write up about the Swinford Bandog program and put it on their website. I confronted them on the matter and they initially deny it and tried to suggest that my work was their own...that is until I sent them screen shots that revealed links to my own page that were hidden in the html codes. Upon sending them screen shots of the "view source" page to revealed the hidden Chimera Kennels hyperlinks within the text on their own website, only then did they admit it was my work and immediately took all the plagiarized information down. I saved a copy their old website where others can view it as it was on their website, since they initially tried to publically deny it. I would be very careful about trusting Andante Bandogs. Thieves and liars cannot to be trusted. Who knows if the dogs a person gets will be bred the way it is claimed to have been bred? Very suspect practice in my opinion.
The "icing on the cake" about this is they even copied our goal by use of the phrase "to produce the finest family companion guardian K9 in existence today for civilian use"...trying to suggest this as if it was their own goal. Apparently their real goal is to steal the work of others (but not get caught in the process).
As a person that believes in protecting what is his property, I am not going to sit idle and let someone steal my work and try to falsely present it as if it is their own because I believe in both referencing those that come before us, as well as holding dishonest thieves accountable for their unethical practices.
American Sentinel K9, LLC - Creator of the American Sentinel as the premier family K9 companion guardian. The American Sentinel is the most tested and proven bandog in existence today, and performs very well in protection dog applications or as a canine hunter (aka..."catch dog") of dangerous wild game, such as wild boar.
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