Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Clearing the air in the New Year

Because I honestly believe that most people have the intelligence to see through someone like Brenda M.Negri, I have avoided addressing any of the absolutely ridiculous lies and wild claims she has made about myself as well as any other person who has bred a litter of Spanish Mastiff's in this country in the past year.

The only reason I'm even bothering at this point is that I honestly feel sorry for the people who may be too trusting or for those it simply hasn't occurred to to DO THE RESEARCH! I know that I have talked to many people who have been in contact with her and can only shake my head in disbelief at the stories they tell me! Considering the number of wild allegations she has made against breeders here, she has never once backed up a single innuendo or statement with any proof, regardless of all the times she has been asked. It's simply because none of it actually exists other than in Brenda's twisted and sick mind! One person on the LGD-L list summed it up accurately in a reply to yet another one of Brenda's ridiculous posts "If you can prove that to me, then I will believe these kind of sweeping allegations you make that have no base." (I can forward the thread to anyone who is interested.)
The Internet is an interesting place, but just because one person writes it on Facebook, doesn't mean that there is any actual truth to it!

Though some people will always prefer to believe the sensational lies over the actual facts, I'm sure it simply hasn't occurred to others to actually question the garbage they are being fed. The truth is out there for all to see if they only take a few minutes to look. Those are the people this post is aimed at so you don't have to go through what so many others have when dealing with this nutcase. DO THE RESEARCH on any breeder first! Enter a breeders name as well as their kennel name and READ what actually comes up. Be prepared because Brenda uses many, many screen names! I can tell you that the only negative you will see written about me is from Brenda herself. Brenda can NOT say the same. There is a reason she has been blocked, moderated or kicked off of almost every livestock guardian dog forum and Spanish Mastiff forum out there! And it certainly isn't because she is misunderstood~!

As long as you don't disagree with her, offer up an opinion different than her own, question her, suggest that she's wrong or tell her no, you may never have a problem with her. If you do, read any of these links to discover how viciously she attacks and belittles those that do...There is a pattern here that has become apparent to most everyone who has had any dealings with her both here and in EU. There are more, but you'll get the gist of it...
Brenda has snapped like a rabid dog at every hand in the LGD community that has been extended to her in friendship and help.

Brenda keeps claiming that she is raising the bar when it comes to breeding Spanish Mastiffs in the US and the question that begs asking is HOW exactly is she doing so? She plans to breed the same bloodlines that others have numerous times before her over the years, she has not bred a single litter and yet she claims that hers will somehow be miraculously better than the very dogs she is reviling all over the Internet!? She says that most all the other dogs bred here "lack type, bone and wrinkle", yet they are out of the same lines that Brenda plans on breeding herself, lines that 5 of Brenda's dogs came from! She blasts Anne Lattimer-Goetz' dogs and yet they are the same bloodlines as hers, and in fact were sired by the father of THREE of Brenda's dogs. Do the research folks! Apparently Brenda is banking (literally) on no one having the intelligence to see through her lies!
She has no breeding plans posted that have not already been done here over the past 10 years. Maybe the reason she doesn't post extended pedigrees on her dogs is because people would quickly realize the truth of the matter. I have always wondered if Brenda would ever catch on to the fact that by bashing all the dogs here, she is in fact bashing her own future puppies!?
Raising the bar Brenda? I don't think so.

She claims that she is the first Spanish Mastiff breeder in the US to x-ray their dogs hips??? No, you are not! I've had dogs x-rayed, Anne Lattimer, Joe Himmelberg, Kymberly Hudson and Karin Graefe have all had dogs x-rayed at one time or another too. Brenda is not doing anything that hasn't been done here already over the years!
Brenda "raising the bar"? Not hardly!

As for Brenda's claim that I "don't believe in x-rays", that is just more of her twisting words into something they never were. What I have said is that though I think it is a fine tool for breeders, I don't believe it is the be all / end all, and that I am more impressed by fluid movement and correct legs with proper angulations. You can take two dogs with good hips and produce dogs with poor hips. That is a fact. You can also take a dog with poor hips, breed it to a dog with good hips and never have a case of HD in the resulting offspring. There is not enough background information available on any of the dogs in EU to determine if HD may or may not crop up a few generations down the line and frankly, some results are suspected to be false anyway. There are many contributing factors to HD other than genetics (environment, diet, etc).
All of this was in a discussion on the Spanish Mastiff Yahoo group and can be verified. (BTW, Brenda managed to be the first person to ever be kicked off of this group!)

I would be more inclined to get a dog that has a single parent with a moderate rating than I would from parents with good ratings that lack adequate angulations or are cow-hocked. I had a dog with the same type of poor legs that many of Brenda's dogs exhibit, talked to other owners of dogs with similar issues and we all saw those dogs breaking down and / or crippled beginning as young as 3 years old. Do you honestly believe that I care that my dog x-rayed with good hips when she couldn't get up without struggle because of her poor rear legs??? The difference is that my dog wasn't bred, while Brenda plans to breed all of hers regardless of being cautioned over and over about the probable consequences and being told of what the rest of us dealt with. The same issues, heartbreak and expense that those who buy pups from her will likely have to deal with as well.
Yes, I do take issue with that sort of callous disregard for both the breed AND the people who will suffer along with their dogs! She downplays the structural faults on some of her dogs and says that her dogs movement is "sloppy" and that they are "outgrowing" their cow hocks. At 14-16 months old, an SM should not have "sloppy" movement and dogs don't "outgrow" structural faults such as these.
I talk at length about these subjects on my blog because I feel very strongly about the very problems Brenda tries to make seem insignificant.
Hell, she even plans to breed a dog that (according to Brenda) has an "atrophied leg"! Will the money she makes from those puppies justify what she will put the dam through to carry a litter?
Good luck folks, because Brenda doesn't believe in contracts, which means you won't have a leg to stand on! She has also stated over and over that she doesn't do spay/neuter contracts and "if someone buys a dog from her, it is theirs to do with what they want". Can ANYONE tell me how it can be good for the breed to have non-breeding quality pups bred!!?
'Raising the bar' Brenda? No. Not in this lifetime!

Brenda has falsely claimed that I am out to make a quick buck off these dogs. That I am "cranking out litters" and that I am a "puppy mill"... What a crock! I have had Spanish Mastiffs for NINE years and have had FOUR litters! Brenda has not even had the breed for two years yet and plans to breed FOUR Spanish Mastiff litters this year alone (8 litters total according to her)! So with the facts laid out, tell me who do you think is really "looking to make a fast buck" off of selling puppies and who is the puppy mill??? Do the research folks!
She goes on and on about the prices charged by others... Yet I've sold pups for less than what she has listed for any of her planned litters long before Brenda ever came on the scene and I can tell you that I sure wouldn't sell an unregistered pup for the $1500 Brenda's asking! What about her supposed 'Boz' Shepard's priced at $2700? hmmm.

And since I mentioned it (and Brenda never stops mentioning it), in regards to the pup I made the colossal mistake of selling to her that she keeps saying is unregistered...Brenda got the paperwork (I have copies and her signature from USPS), she just never bothered to send it in to FCI! According to her, she has not registered any of her imports, yet why does she continually harp on one dog but not the others? Because it is nothing more than an effort to deceive others into believing yet another lie... I also asked to take the pup back from Brenda and she refused. Maybe because she knew that I could have undone the damage she did and turned that dog around and made her into a good LGD? That wouldn't have suited Brenda's purposes. She states that the dog lacks "type" yet she looks exactly like her grand-dam Florita (mother to Brenda's brindle male)!

Like most cons, I will grant you that she is very talented at reading people and telling them what she thinks they want to hear. I initially fell for her lies as well and was incredibly surprised when she originally put up her website and I discovered just how thoroughly she had deceived me and the sheer number of lies she had told. She is a chameleon that changes her story depending on who she is talking to or what forum she happens to be on.

She will talk about how her dogs would "attack a child running towards her gates just like an adult" on one forum, and yet writes on her site that they are child safe! She writes about how her dogs are socialized, but then states on another forum that she seldom gets visitors so her dogs are aggressive towards strangers. How do you socialize a dog without people?
What so many experienced LGD owners and breeders find worrisome is Brenda's continued use of scare tactics (the big, bad mega wolf) and her promotion of aggressive LGD's and fighting dogs to deal with them. Her lack of knowledge on how LGD's really function and her lack of experience will lead to disaster as pointed out here. http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/SpanishMastiff/message/1608 

As for her claims that my dogs use ramps, that particular fabrication came from this thread  http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/SpanishMastiff/message/1509  This just shows just how Brenda twists any innocent thing said...

Most of what Brenda states is just too ridiculous to even bring up except for the amusement factor...
Like my adding a thousand hits to my site every night! Too funny! The problem with that bit of nonsense, is that 1) it doesn't happen and 2) it's not possible for me to change my counter. It reads one ISP and will only register/add that ISP one time regardless of how often that person returns to the site. Could it be Brenda projecting her own lack of integrity and dishonesty onto others again??? Accusing others of what she is guilty of herself? She does tend to do that quite a bit!
She is continually claiming conversations that never took place, "Lois said this" or "Lois said that" yet I haven't spoken with this nut in well over a year! Lets see the records of these supposed phone calls Brenda! Even when you've had people call me to try to get information, I don't waste my time talking about something as inconsequential as you.
Her claims that I have 'bad mouthed breeders on my website" is just more projection by her! She's the only one that has been doing that!
According to her, I'm jealous of her, well respected breeders in Spain are jealous of her, Kangal breeders are jealous of her, people in the LGD community are jealous of her (people who have been working with all LGD breeds for decades), people who breed mixed LGD's are jealous of her. Maybe she needs her medications adjusted again...I hear that paranoia is a symptom of mental illness.

Just for giggles, I love where she claims 40 years of ranching experience here
I wonder when all that happened? I don't recall there being alot of big ranching operations in Laguna Beach, CA where she was raised? Since she is only in her 50's, was that before or after she worked for a legal office, the TSA, CA. Highway Patrol or unemployed while living off her mother's income and 2 acre hobby farm (oops, sorry! Ranch) the past five years or so?
She says that she is the first to bring over a dog from del Viejo Paramo. Big surprise... NOT TRUE! I referred her to them after I bought my female and was actually nice enough to put Brenda's dog from the same kennel on a plane and send him to her when I picked up my girl! She has actually only brought over 2 dogs so far that aren't related to dogs that were already here.
As for Brenda's ridiculous claim about my dogs not working? Too stupid for words!  Anyone and everyone that has been to my farm will tell you the truth of the matter. At my old farm, the goats free ranged 24 acres along with my dogs and birds, at night they were locked into their own pasture. Some dogs would be in the pasture with them, some had perimeter duty. Some got to sleep in the house. Photos have been on my site for years and anyone with a lick of sense can see that my dogs do in fact work. The goats and birds would not be comfortable with them if they didn't. Since we've moved to our new farm, the goats and dogs are confined to their 9 acre pasture with the exception of our two house dogs (who have always been house dogs).

What does it say about Brenda as a 'breeder' (and I use the term loosely!) and as a person who claims to be devoted to the breed, that she has done her utmost to try to turn what has been a wonderful and positive experience for so many owners and breeders here in the US and make it appear to be something ugly and negative. What kind of legacy is that?
Everything I have said here can be verified with copies of e-mails and links (many, many more than the few I've posted here). I'll be happy to provide them. Can Brenda show proof of even a single one of her accusations? No.
She doesn't know the meaning of the words integrity or honesty.

A little interesting background information on Brenda M. Negri. I don't know if the author is 'all there' either but she profiled Brenda to a T and we are obviously seeing the same tactics employed by her in regard to myself and other breeders here in the US.
From another post that I unfortunately find quite believable based on my own experiences with her.  "Negri's mother, her fifteen year old son and others have expressed their concern to witnesses over what they described as Negri's "unstable" mental condition, apparent paranoid delusions and bizarre behavior."

I don't believe that I will need to post anything further on this subject and will go back to enjoying my dogs and my life. This was much more than than the topic deserved anyway...

Lois Jordan http://www.fallcreekfarm.net


  1. copy/paste "Brenda Negri's M.O." into Google search

    1. Someone sent me this link earlier today, written 5 years ago and asked if it sounded familiar... "Over the course of the past year, Negri has been banned from one message board after another, for harassment (sexual and otherwise); libel; obscenity; threats and vicious attacks and generally sowing discord wherever her sleazy head pops up.". It also outlined how it all starts and progresses. I have to say, Brenda certainly hasn't changed how she operates in all these years!

  2. Lois,
    Thank you for posting this.
    As you and I know, Brenda loves to post negatively about others, and I wonder why she is so active in doing so?
    We know, as a matter of fact, that Ms Negri's ranch is approx 2 acres, and that includes her buildings, her house, etc. This is her "ranch" property.
    I live on a mountainside, and, have 7.5 acres. I originally obtained a mastin as a pet, and did so, when having owned neapolitan mastiffs for years, became discouraged by the breed's bad health.
    I have fallen in love with the breed, and the lifestyle of a small farmer, and plan on continuing in this breed, and owning them as working show dogs.
    Now, I still own neos, and have shown them for several years. For those owners and breeders who will mock those who choose to show their dogs, the akc was created in order for serious dog breeders to showcase their breeding stock, in order for the public to become knowledgable about quality dogs. Now, I am paraphrasing here, but I breed dogs seriously, because I want to produce happy, healthy dogs, with great temperaments, and longevity, whether it be neos or SM's.
    I don't post as much any more, partly because it is upsetting to have my hard work, and dedication dragged through the mud, as Ms Negri and others in the dog world have done.
    Many may know that last year when my beloved Polly had her litter, Brenda got onto the yahoo group and flamed me, because I wasn't posting! Now, this was after Brenda had contacted me about obtaining one of my pups! I thank the heavens the day I did NOT sell her one of my babies.
    Here is the bottom line, for me....
    My kennel, my dogs, my bloodlines, etc.... None of it is about me, or my husband, Bill Goetz.....And, my husband has bred neos that have placed at Westminster, he owned the dog that took BOB in Buckley, WV, the year the neo went AKC! He has bred MANY champions, and we are breeding more. And, we do NOT sell our neos into breeding/show homes, unless we co-own them. Why is that? Because there are so many crazy people out there trying to make a buck out of these incredible dogs! And, our dogs have ended up in bad situations, and it is not about money for us. IT IS ABOUT THE DOG!!!!
    The reason we have committed our time, our daily life, our money, our move to North Carolina from Indiana, is for our dogs. It is not for fame, or fortune.
    It is for our dogs.... And, I will let my dogs speak for themselves.
    I am very new to the SM community, but, I am here to stay.
    Let me tell you about my history in the neo world, I have owned and loved these dogs since at least 1994.
    I met my husband buying a great bitch from him, after a very unethical breeder's male dropped dead in my yard at one year and 4 days of age. And the necropsy showed this beloved dog of mine died from genetic causes. My breeder, and my mutual vet of many years, Dr John Wilson, of Washington Township in Michigan stated that it was genetic. This breeder got on the internet and stated my dog was dead... at the side of the road, and it was my fault!!!
    So...... I am very aware of the crap that these unethical breeders, such as Brenda are capable of.
    I'm sorry that Ms Negri leads such an apparently unhappy life, but, I wish she would take her negative life elsewhere, where perhaps she could perhaps find some happiness... and peace.
    I have had one litter of mastins. I am in process of importing a pup, and am committed to,
    improving the stock of the very few dogs in the country at this time. And, if you watch, you will observe my husband and myself doing so.
    Anne Latimer Goetz

  3. I AM jealous of her - I want to live in my own little fantasy land too! Alas, I am sane...

  4. Thank you for posting this!!

  5. Thanks! This was a real eye-opener and I am so glad you put this out there. I had been in touch with her and I couldn't believe how much time she spent talking about you and how little information she actually gave about the dogs themselves! That alone gave me pause, but this cemented my decision.
    All things considered, you'll understand if I remain anonymous here.

    1. Same here. Since I had already decided that I wouldn't buy a dog from her, and just to see what she would say, I asked her if she would mind if I bred a pup from her to another non-LGD breed and was told that it was my dog and I could do whatever I wanted with it! Wow! So much for her dedication to the breed.

    2. Glad to hear that others heard warning bells looking at Brenda's site too. I found her site before Lois' and didn't even bother to call her as there were just too many things on her site to "give me pause" and by that I mean RUN THE OTHER WAY!

  6. Agree with those thanking you for posting this.
    A real shame so many "homesteaders" are eating out of her hand on the one forum she hasn't been kicked from.
    Although mental illness is an explanation, that doesn't give you a free pass for bad behavior.
    Have to wonder what part of hoarding dogs classifies her as a BREEDER. Sorry to all in the USA Spanish mastiff community having to endure this nonsense.

    1. do people realize she has about 27 dogs on 2 acres? do dogs outnumber the livestock? this really IS nuts!

  7. Thanks for sharing the information and thanks for cleaning the air.


  8. All she has done from the very beginning is try to put down all breeders in the united states by publicly bashing them on forums on the internet. She constantly contradicts herself depending on the situation, is rude on forums and has been kicked off numerous forums to date. She has ridiculed photos of Lois's kennels offspring insinuating that the sire was from a different breed based on her malicious thoughts to try and put herself on a pedestal in the breeding community and obviously to try and defer clients from the other breeders in the united states. She herself openly announces that breeds MIXED non pure breeds on her webpage, not keeping the purity of each breed which is a concern., a mixed breed anyone can get from a public protector kennel where dogs are abandoned. All this spells to me is a puppy mill, to make money,. I feel sorry for the dogs. And for the unjust comments she has made towards other breeders. Lois, you might be a small breeder but you are respected. Good luck with your future breeding plans.

    1. Thank you. I never had any interest in being the 'biggest' breeder out there, my goal has always been to be a responsible and caring breeder and to always look out for the best interests of my own dogs and the breed as a whole.
      Unfortunately, Brenda is more concerned with trying to play games and make others look guilty of what Brenda does herself. Just the fact that she posted on her website her plans to breed her 14 month old Dureva puppy tells a person how 'devoted' she is to her pocketbook and not her dogs welfare or the breed.

    2. "She has ridiculed photos of Lois's kennels offspring insinuating that the sire was from a different breed based on her malicious thoughts"
      I will point out that when that happened, she lifted a pic of a (then) 10 month old pup from my first litter that had been posted by her owner on a forum along with a pic of the dog at 2+ years old, Brenda only stole the puppy pic and claimed she was a dog from my B litter and was cross bred because she was smaller boned in the PUPPY picture.
      More smoke and mirrors by Ms. Negri...
      Still waiting for her to provide proof of ANYTHING she has claimed in the past 2 years...

  9. Lois,

    All I can say IS in a military term HOOAAAHHHH. Thank you for Everything you do, and have done, and how much of a good friend your family has become to our family. I will continue to watch your back as you have done with us and cannot wait to see what ZoĆ«’s litter looks like. I cannot believe how bad the scene really is from the posted supporting documents they really brought to light so much more from our conversations.

  10. http://www.lgdnevada.com/Spanish_Mastiffs.php

    Sickening to read this website, and to read the slander of her accusing other American breeders- not only accusing them of not having dogs that have been exrayed but the breeders of their breeding stock- which goes back to European lines!!!
    Where are all of the displasia exray results of her dogs?

    1. Such a good question, but no surprise. Probably has to shop them around until finding a "vet" who tells her what she likes. Maybe CZ vet, lol. So much for ofa. Watch how unimportant xray results will suddenly become now!

    2. http://barbarahartwellvscia.blogspot.com/2010/12/profile-of-tsa-criminally-insane.html

  11. Thanks for the information.

  12. Lois, I am really sorry to tell you this, but she is at it again!!! Now she has another page on facebook and is badmouthing the American breeders again, this is downright lowdown slander.

    Sorry to post this but people need to see what a vindictive person she is....

    Spanish Mastiff Livestock Guardians
    I am dedicated to promoting the use of the Spanish Mastiff as a Livestock Guardian Dog. I am devoted to the 'real' mastine, not a downsized, gentrified, ill-bred version of this magnificent breed. In this country already, unscrupulous 'get rich quick' fad breeders have already began puppy milling out inferior specimens, pricing even pet quality pups at $1500 to $5000 each. Greed motivated, these breeders have howled in dismay at any attempt by anyone to tear their 'grip' on the breed in this country. I'm changing that. I've already outpaced them all in imported dogs and am the only one in the country right now fiercely promoting this breed for use against wolves and other large predators for ranchers, pricing pups at working man's levels, and standing up against the push to AKC register these dogs. If you are sincere in your love for the true mastine, my stand will appeal to you. A saying is: you can make dust or eat it. I hope all the snobby US breeders reading this who hate my guts, are enjoying choking on my dust......
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    1. I'm not surprised! Par for course, she changes her name or the page, but the story is still the same - more unsubstantiated claims...
      Please note she has STILL not provided proof of a single thing she has said in the past year.

      I don't know why Brenda seems to think that anyone here is in any sort of race to get the most dogs. I think the rest of us are more concerned with getting the RIGHT dogs and making sure we can devote the time and attention that each one deserves and appreciate each one we have!

      The "puppy milling" comment is nothing more than Brenda projecting her own lack of ethics on others. Breeding a 15 month old Spanish Mastiff puppy!? That screams "greed motivated" puppy mill to me! And that is exactly what she has done. I feel so incredibly sad and sorry for the dogs.

      Brenda is devoted to nothing more than her pocketbook and her childish games - certainly not the breed or her own dogs.

  13. Hello Lois,Not only are you, Stephen and Anne have been attacked by Brenda on the internet by her malicious comments. Now she seems to have a complice who has attacked Sally, Tracey, Lori and yourself , "Mastin Mel" the new partner in crime who also has been very conflictive in the past in many forums over the years including Sallys mastin international. Brenda has attacked Tracey who has worked so much in the last years putting information on health in facebook and who also was very active in mastin international in the forum. I wondered why you and Tracey haven't been on mastin international very often lately. I know that Tracey had a very bad year last year and was very upset and had stopped writing on the forum and posting photos, and I think its a shame that you and Tracey aren't on the mastin international forum as much as before because you both had a lot of interesting topics to talk about. I don't know if it's because you are both sick to death of reading nasty comments on the internet about yourselves. I am a fan of you both and would like to see you both back. Facebook is a great place also even though Tracey has posted most things both languages. Sallys page is easier to keep up with. Mastin international is not dead like Brenda mentioned.Sally is a well known, well respected person worldwide in the spanish mastin community and thanks to her website the spanish mastin has become more known in many countries around the world, thanks to Sally many breeders from Europe have sold to America and other countries in Europe. Brenda can talk all she wants on her own forum, she can contradict herself, she can slander other breeders, and she can accuse people of overcharging,and being in it as breeders for the money. Has anyone ever asked her why she has so many dogs, different breeds, why she breeds crossed breeds and accuses others of having dogs that are not PURE? Has anyone ever questioned how many sheep or goats she actually has for herding? Has she ever been to Spain to see spanish mastins herding and has she seen how many mastins actually are guarding the stock and how many sheep they guard? Does she know that a mastin is a herd dog and it's job is to stay with the herd, and if a wolf attacks that the mastin stays put, doesn't run after the wolves, that the dog has to defend the herd and never under any circumstances abandon the stock? Has she seen that the herders don't run spanish mastins with other breeds other than along with a spanish sheepdog? The sheepdog and the mastin work along together, the mastin guards the herd and the sheepdog takes moves the herd. It is so sad to see all this bad information that she is putting out on her webpage and on her websites that is false they don't run packs of dogs of different breeds in Spain and anyone who has gone and visited Spain and visited farms will know that she is talking nothing but crap.
    Thanks to the breeders that show the spanish mastin, the breed has become more known worldwide and thanks to Sallys page and to facebook also, and to good breeders with good breeding ethics this breed will continue to grow in your country. Lois people who have known you for many years on mastin international know how dedicated you are to the breed and have seen what a destructive person Brenda has been towards you for a long time. And people can see the only person who is in it for the money is a person who is nothing more and nothing less than a puppy mill. Not the three others in the States,not you, not Stephen and not Anne. Unfortunately for you three , you have a bad apple in the crate. But with time people will see exactly what she is about. And it is all down to money. The only money gouging person I see is her in the US spanish mastin breeding community.

  14. Regarding Brenda: animal hoarder, pathological liar, pseudo-"expert", puppy mill ceo, internet terrorist : quite a resume.
    However- one thing she will never be able to add to her resume? member of the Spanish mastiff community. She will never be in our community, never. For someone who so publicly attacks Lois (and now others too) she is never far from stealing Lois' thoughts and philosophies on the dogs and paraphrasing them for her own website. Brenda, (and I know you are reading this ---along with the other hundreds keeping up daily) where is your open book?
    You promised to xray your breeding dogs but where are the results? Did you just breed several dogs without the benefit of these OFA ratings? Where's that change that you were bringing? What a liar. You sell mutts for $600. What a proud puppy mill owner you must be. Don't flatter yourself by thinking ANYONE compares you to Lois...there is no comparison. Leave everyone the hell alone and crawl back under your rock, nutaroo. BTW, your Kate/Brenda club website? laughable.

  15. After reading all of this and seeing how she has attacked you all and poor Sally. It looks like she only uses her facebook pages, her website and now this stupid forum only to promote her sales by wickedly speaking badly of other breeders and controling who posts and who doesn't. I have to laugh because she might think she has a "good reputation" by building herself up as a breeder by posting all of these attacking comments against others to try and make herself look like the biggest and the best breeder here in the states. First the kangal breeders, now the spanish mastin breeders... WHO IS NEXT???? The pyreanian breeders? People who sell mixed dogs also? What she is doing is creating a very bad imagine for herself, by constantly attacking others to make herself look better which is not the case. People are starting to open their eyes and see that she is doing this to try and ruin other breeders reputations. The only reputation she is ruining is her own.
    I am sure people will read through all of this bad talk and feel sorry for the poor people that have been affected. The only thing you can all do is keep your heads up high and try to ignore this woman and anyone that is associated to her.

    1. Funny you should ask who is next - because of course someone else is in her cross hairs now!
      Yes, she has gone after the PM breeders and the breeders of mixed breed LGD's too, Mary Falk in particular, tho Brenda no longer mentions that she actually owns/breeds the mutts that come from Mary's lines!

      From Edgefield Sheep Forum...
      "I have two females who are half Lovetree lines. Great dogs. Janet and Mary I know (not naming names, lol...) you have gotten heat elsewhere on a board for your crossing what you do, from some people......again, not naming names. :~) You have great dogs that work however; I can vouch for that I am proud to own them."
      I will point out that after the above was written, Brenda had posted on Mastin International that she had no knowledge of Mary Falk...I've said it before - she changes her story to suit the forum she is writing on (before she got banned from all the real ones!) or person she is currently trying to con.

      From what I've gathered, the Boz people are the newest on her 'hit list' as Brenda works so hard to make herself appear to be the ONLY honest breeder of LGD's. This woman wouldn't know honesty if it slapped her upside her head! The number of half truths, exaggerations and out right lies this woman tells is mind boggling!

  16. Brenda seems to have an obsession with hip certifications.
    Also an obsession with a "certain EU breeder".
    Also an obsession with "cranking out puppies".
    So, if you put all those things together: why doesn't she turn her focus to the breeder who produced (at least) 84 puppies from the same stud dog with D-rated hips?
    She doesn't seem to notice no posted death information on that productive stud dog on that breeder's website, yet continues to obsess about the Fallcreekfarm.net site....?
    Why not ask about the money made on those litters?
    Why not obsess over the 301+ puppies produced within that kennel?

    The irony in her calling YOUR blog a "fantasy"? She loads up the internet with all this crap -
    screwing herself and her reputation with her own words. I am happy you have had the courage to finally stand up to this lunatic after 2 years of looking away from every cruel inquiry and accusation. Funny, her 'patron saint' and all her so-called European 'friends' have been so silent... Is she so dumb not to realize they only care for the color of her USD$?
    With a litter of pups due this week Lois, you better prepare yourself for more attacks-- it's just her "M.O."

  17. thank you all from a dog lover.... It's sad to hear this is going on.
    information is always good to have and research should always be done.
    very eye opening......

  18. I have to say that people like her are sad and troubled.

    With a Google search, anyone can see that her behavior and actions are farmore complicated than the current situation. Different time, different subject but same sick attacks.

  19. Just when I start thinking that nothing that Brenda Negri will say or do will surprise me - I get proved wrong by more of her insanity and erratic behavior!!
    For all her talk of "raising the bar" mentioned in the original post above and which originated from a post on Mastin International (before Brenda was banned) http://www.mastines-espanoles.com/e107_plugins/forum/forum_viewtopic.php?1300 , she has instead managed to sink to new lows by announcing her plans to breed a Spanish Mastiff with E rated hips (severe HD), as well as severe structural faults, to a dog with fair rated hips BECAUSE OF HER COLOR! And charging $1000-$1500 for this hoped for litter of hers... A dog that should NEVER, EVER be bred!

    Please keep in mind that just last month she posted on her site that she was willing to abort yet another litter (tho it's easy to make that claim when there is no litter conceived to test the theory) between the full sister who has D rated hips (moderate HD) and the same male who has a fair rating because of the high probability of HD in any resulting pups, yet she is more than willing to breed a bitch with WORSE hips!!?? Because of COLOR!? How sad that this puppy mill owner has no concern for the dogs OR the poor saps who will have to suffer along with them.

    Despite her false claims that no one else has x-rayed their dogs here in the US and that no one else is making HD and health a priority, can anyone tell me what good it does getting your dogs hips evaluated if you are going to IGNORE THE RESULTS and breed the dogs regardless of severe HD!? What is the point? Oh yeah, the OFA was all she could beat the drum about, since few of us were interested in those particular bragging rights and were content with getting our vet's clearance on our dogs. Is it once again a case of NO ONE tells Brenda what to do, or points out what is right or wrong?

    I am honestly sad to see the results on these two dogs (regardless of who owns them), but for the sake of the Spanish Mastiff here in the US, I am much sadder to have been proved right in my claim that Brenda is so much more concerned about her own pocket and the money she would lose by being responsible and NOT breeding them.
    She can claim on her site that any pup that develops HD will be replaced, but 1) she would actually have to have pups to replace one with and she hasn't been too successful in that regard (0 for 4 or 5 tries now?) and 2) she would have to be ethical, and nothing she has said or done in the 2 1/2 years I've known her has indicated she even knows the meaning of the word and 3) her own words shoot that full of holes "I don't do contracts for my puppies. I never will. I'll tell you why. Most are basically unenforceable."
    From personal experience, I can attest that her word is worth absolutely nothing!

    As many have said, both here and in EU, the breed will ultimately suffer at Brenda's hand and be tainted by her unethical behavior.

    After this, I really do not want to see another post by this nutcase where she claims other US breeders are greed motivated and not interested in the betterment of the breed! But I know we will, because apparently Brenda is still easily confused by reality.

  20. She also likes attributing her own short-comings and faults to others, so before long she'll probably say that you were somehow responsible (and in her own mind she might even believe it)!

  21. All i can say is how sad. I hope for all parties involved she seeks help she so desparately needs. Having mentally ill family members, i see striking similarities and know how devastating it is to friends and family to deal with the psychosis. Friends and Family who try to help not only get hurt but are forced to defend themselves against something thats invisible. Prayers sent out to all involved.