Fraudulent Cases in the U.S.
1. Overly Photoshopped
Overly Editing pictures of puppies is another form of fraud.
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2. Lying about size
It is not true that a small puppy stays small
and big puppies grows bigger in time.
Size can only be expected by considering many factors
including parents’ size, growth rate, body frame, proportion
of nose and muzzle to its face, etc.
Almost all US sellers list their Maltese or Yorkshire puppies
at 2-2.5 lbs, and their French bulldogs at 6-9 lbs.
However healthy puppies cannot be that size.
Many sellers deceive customers by providing them with the wrong information.
Yes, it is still possible to find puppies that weigh around at 2-2.5lbs.
1. If they have suffered from distemper
2. If they get fed smaller amounts of food
3. If they were born weak
There are no other reasons.
3. Age Fabrication
Age fabrication is very common in the U.S. teacup puppy market
because resellers know that many customers prefer to buy smaller puppies.
In this case, some puppies may be refused entry by U.S.
animal quarantine and get sent back to Korea.
4. Selling sick puppies
Wellness is always the priority but this is not necessarily
the case when dealing with unscrupulous sellers.
5. Sending a different puppy
Since there have been many cases of fraud using fake pictures,
now sellers are sending video evidence instead.
But what if they send you a different puppy, and not the one in the video?
It sounds unbelievable, but it happens a lot.
There are usually a couple of months of waiting
until your puppy reaches the required age of 4months.
During this time, mostly mono colored puppies
like Maltese or white Pomeranian
are likely to be swapped with different ones.
If this happens, it is not easy to figure it out if the seller says
“because your puppy has grown up.”
By using this shady excuse, some dishonest sellers
are perpetuating fraud in the teacup puppy market.
6. Feeding less food
This is very bad method to keep your puppy small.
Many puppies get fed much smaller amounts than they require.
Customers know that their puppies get dramatically bigger
after they get fed the right amount of food at home.
Some sellers may tell their customers not to feed
their puppies the correct amount of food.
However, the key factor in determining size is not how much food you provide.
All of the cases listed above have actually happened in Korea.
There are still many cases of fraud happening
at this time in Korea as well as in foreign teacup puppy market.