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 my website as I wrote the goals of our program, goals that they tried to present on their website as if it was their own material. Failing to define one's own goals is not only just lazy, but copying someone else's goals without consent and then presenting said goals and purpose as their own is also theft and dishonest.
The information was stolen straight from our old website/URL, from our "About Chimera Kennels" page, 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.
When I confronted them on the matter, they initially deny it and tried to suggest that my work was their own and just coincidentally matched, which of course is ludicrous. Upon receiving the blatant dishonest denial, 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. Because of their dishonesty, I saved a copy their dishonest actions so others can view it since they initially tried to publicly 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" was they even copied our slogan, "to produce the finest family companion guardian K9 in existence today for civilian use," which describes the goal of our protection dog program. They tried to suggest that they wrote that themselves, which they did not. It is rather clear that 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. Before doing business with a company owned and managed by such a dishonest person, I suggest you consider yourself forewarned, and do not be surprised if they are also dishonest to you as well.
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