April 10, 2014
We recently purchased our new family member (female boxer) from Christ Lapp of Ronks, Pa. We approached our visit with skepticism since the area is traditionally littered with puppy mills. We have very strong feelings concerning puppy mills, as I am sure most of you do too. We were pleasantly surprised. Christ runs a very reputable operation. His puppies are housed in a clean, climate controlled, and spacious building. When I say clean, I really mean it. 23 years in the military and I was impressed. In his house, he has his mud room set up similar to that of a dog groomer/vet exam room. Once again very clean. He is experienced and knows what he is talking about. He has legitimate concern for his pups and who they go to. He asked almost as many questions as I did. When our decision was made he provided written guaranties, medical documentation, AKC registration paperwork, food, and puppy training info all neatly presented in a Keystone folder. Once again, everything is in writing and signed. He looked her over spot cleaned her, clipped her nails and hit her with some puppy perfume before we left. Professional! Yesterday we took our baby girl to the vet and she was diagnosed with a slight URI (a doggy cold). This is something we suspected when we bought her, very common, and absolutely nothing to worry about if properly treated. Other than that, the puppy is in perfect health. Christ paid for the antibiotic and followed up with questions about how the puppy was adapting. Once again, legitimate concern. As for the puppy, she is smart, energetic, and doing great. After one day she already sits on command (still working on consistency) and has only had one accident in the house.....SMART dog. Out of the five times I have purchase a boxers this was by far the best buying experience I've had. Keystone does not sell dogs. They put you in contact with breeders who they back. With that said, I have had no personal experience with Keystone or any other breeder on this site. I can, with confidence, highly recommend Christ Lapp. If I ever buy another boxer he will be my first stop. Thanks Christ!
- Brandon S.