Information: Experience with Itanhandu

This page is to serve as personal testimony. We hope to help others form their purchasing decisions by having more information than we had. We have since learned that others have received poor quality Filas and pedigree difficulties from Itanhandu. Had we been aware of the problems others have had with Itanhandu we would have taken our business elsewhere.

We made two show quality purchases, male and female. The purchase price was $1,300.00 each, including shipping per dog. The agreed $2,600.00, turned into a $ 3,519.00 total cost. This includes multiple additional freight charges that hadn’t been paid by Cintia and Gerson. We have neither the quality animals nor the pedigrees, while they have taken all of our money.

We found out too late the racketeers that Cintia and Gerson have shown themselves to be. Our phone calls to their residence began with many people who were available to speak English; then degenerated in the end to “no speak English”! Cintia went from being sweet on the phone to being rude. E-mails went from being responded to in a timely manner in the beginning to being ignored for weeks up on weeks. They went from honoring the PennHIP examination to deciding they wouldn’t.

We tried to accommodate Cintia and Gerson in any way we could think of including:

  • offering to accept only one show quality dog in replacement of the two already paid for
  • offering to accept the return of the additional cost of shipping that we had paid to consider the contract fulfilled
  • offering to accept only the purchase price of the male returned and consider our contract fulfilled.

When our efforts were responded to by e-mail that we would have to continue paying shipping for additional replacement dogs, and our phone calls responded to with “no speak English”, we pursued legal action. The law firm we consulted reviewed our situation and advised us we have cause for legal action. They also pointed out that after paying for services, the likely result will be that the court order Itanhandu to provide us with two dogs. The result… right back where we started.

Below are chronological copies of the majority of the e-mail communications we had with Cintia and Gerson. You may review them and decide for yourself if you should or should not be involved in any transaction with Cintia and Gerson owners of Inthandu Kennel. Please refer to “Our Kennel” page to see the individual animals, their hip exams and the photographs. These were all provided as attachments in the following e-mails.

In an effort to maintain as true a representation of the conversations, I won’t be translating the transmissions from their original English form into Portuguese or Spanish. I’m sorry for the lack.

Date: Sat,
21 Oct 2006 08:53:28 -0700 (PDT)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Purchase
To: canilitanhandu@yahoo.com.br

Hello,

I am not sure if you remember communication we started a few months ago. I am very interested in purchasing two Filas. My husband and I will be traveling to South America for the first three weeks on October 2007. Our last stop will be in Brazil before we head home to Sacramento, California, USA. Are
you still interested in selling one of your puppies, and will you be in a position with your breeding program to have quality puppies then?

If you have any questions, feel fre to ask. I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Dianna
G. Segelke

Kennel
de la Luna

Date: Thu,
16 Nov 2006 12:50:18 -0800 (PST)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Purchase
A Fila
To: canilitanhandu@yahoo.com.br

Hello,

My name is Dianna. We wrote to each other before. I would like to find out when your next litter is planned. Who will you be breeding? My husband and I would like to buy one. In addition, we would like to make arrangements in the future to buy a second when we are in Brazil in October 2007.

We have seen one of your females in California owned by Alex B. and her type is exactly what we want.

How much for the purchase, shipping fees, documentation?

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Dianna
Segelke

de
la Luna

Date: Fri,
17 Nov 2006 06:59:27 -0800 (PST)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Fila
Purchase
To: gerson@altanet.com.br

Hello,

My name is Dianna. We wrote to each other before at the Itanhandu e mail address. I would like to find out when your next litter is planned. Who will you be breeding? My husband and I would like to buy one. In addition, we would like to make arrangements to buy a second puppy when we are in Brazil in
October 2007.

We have seen one of your females in California, Sierra, owned by Alex Belanger and her type is exactly what we want. How much for the purchase, shipping fees, documentation?

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Dianna
Segelke

de
la Luna

From: “Cachaca
Guapiara”
To: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Re:
{Disarmed} Fila Purchase
Date: Fri,
17 Nov 2006 13:24:43 -0200

Hello
Dianna

How are you? Good hear from you again!

I have one excelent litter that was born in october and puppies will be ready to travel in december first week. Puppies are very good, strong with large bones and chest and wounderfull head types. I will take
photos of the best female today and sned for you, so if you like I reserve her for you. The mother is the some as alex puppy, its a great female.

The price of a puppy with all travel expenses and documents includes are $1300.

Will be a pleasure for us recive you here in our farm in october,2007. You are welcome.

Um
abraço

Gerson.

Date: Fri,
17 Nov 2006 18:03:53 -0800 (PST)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Re:
Purchase A Fila
To: “Gerson
Junqueira de Barros”

Gerson,

I look forward to pictures of the parents and puppies.

I have one female, 3 years old, I have taken to multi championship. Her pictures are attached for your pleasure. This year she has developed either bad genetic hip trouble or a soft tissue “sport” injury from jumping. I haven’t taken her to the vetrinary to be diagnosed yet. I won’t be able to breed her if the vet
says it is genetic.

A female would be the best choice due to time taken to reach maturity. Do you want any history information from me? My first goal is to protect our family, for our second goal we spend our time
training, showing, and traveling with the dogs alongside. Since 1997 it has been for fun, I hope to find dogs worthy to breed someday.

I don’t know if you know the showing groups in the USA. In order to begin immediate showing I would need at least copies of the parent’s pedigrees to put a pending registry with IABCA, UKC, ARBA,
and Rarities in the United States to show. I know from past purchases how long pedigree documents can take to get. I have dealt only with Brasil paperwork once. The rest has come from Puerto Rico in the form of FCI paperwork. Here in the USA, with the correct documents they will “hold” points won until
formal documentation is received. This is the difficulty I ran into with Sierra’s puppy.

How do you prefer funds to be transferred? When would shipping to Sacramento California be?

Regarding October 2007, we would want to purchase a male at that time. For future use, he would need to be of different lineage, but sleek in type like your females. Is that possible?

Thank you for writing back so soon. I tried the phone number on the web site but the language barrierI look forward to talking.

Dianna
Segelke

de
la Luna

Date: Sun,
19 Nov 2006 07:37:40 -0800 (PST)
From: “Gerson
Junqueira de Barros”
Subject: Re:
Purchase A Fila
To: “Dianna
Daus”

Hi
Dianna

I took some photos for you.

I’m sorry for your female hips. Its a nice female.

I sent a dog o California and last weekend he was champion on a show there. His name is urano da Serra de Itanahndu. This female I’m sending you have also a great potential to be a champion, is a female with very strong structure and excelent head type. I can see you are very responsable with your dogs and I will be very happy to see one of my dogs with you. Be sure I will sned you an excellent female and in october,2007 i will choose a male from different parents with a great combination to be her “husband”.

I will keep sending photos of her everyweek to you see her development, she grows fast and each day is more beautifull, you will see. Please let me know your fax number,so i sned the pedigrees for you.

The payment you can do by bank transfer. Here are the info:

Name
: Gerson Ribeiro Junqueira de Barros

Bank:
Banco do Brasil

Account number: 1094-4

Agency number: 0649-1 city: Itanhandu State:Minas Gerais

Swift code: BRASBRRJBHE

Adress:

Street: Av. Tereza Guedes, 275

City: Itanhandu

State: Minas Gerais

Country: Brasil

Cep: 37464-000

My phone number is 55-35-33611474, its easy you find me in the night.

Um
abraço

Gerson.

Date: Sun,
19 Nov 2006 10:09:27 -0800 (PST)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Re:
Purchase A Fila
To: “Gerson
Junqueira de Barros”

Gerson,

We
are definately interested in her. The fax number for the
pedigrees to be sent to is 916-746-7032. Quiara looks to have
an extremely powerful and thick neck and chest. Is it just the
angle of the picture? Super SDI, the make is athletic and
beautiful. What other pictures can you send of the
parents?

With
the receipt of the faxes, we will be in position to go to the bank
for the wire. What is the puppy’s registered name? What
should be the actual shipping day? Are you able to reach
Sacramento, California, or should I plan traveling to another
airport?

For
your information, the puppy will begin with show training
immediately. Mid December has a show we will aim for.
Also, I attached pictures of my two daughters who also participate in
showing. We have a 4 year old Basenji also. My youngest
is looking forward to showing the puppy until it reaches a size
where she might not be able to control it adequately.

I
know I saw mention of Urano’s name when I was looking around on the
web, but can’t remember the site.

I
look forward to communicating with you again.

Dianna
Segelke

de
la Luna

From: “Cachaca
Guapiara”
To: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Re:
Female Fila Purchase
Date: Tue,
21 Nov 2006 12:48:50 -0200

Hi
Dianna

Sorry
if I didn’t replyed you yestaerday. We had a terrible storn here and
was without internet acess.

I
will fax the documents to you today night.

Quiara
is really very very strong and power. She is one of my bests female
is structure.I like the combination with Super because of his muscles
and atletic body too. I wait great dogs from this combination.

The
shipping date must be after december,05,2006, any ady after this date
is good because she will have completed 2 monthsold.I will confirm
with the airline company but i think I can shipp directly to
Sacramento CA.

Your
daughters are very nice. Do they come with you next yhear to Brasil?
They will like to paly with my kids here. I also have two daughters
Victoria and Emanuela, they also loves filas. i’m sending
photo .

Um
abraço

Gerson.

Date: Tue,
21 Nov 2006 08:22:37 -0800 (PST)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Female
Fila Purchase
To: “Cachaca
Guapiara”

Good morning Gerson,

Our trip to Brasil will be a honeymoon celebration.

Trevor and I married this last October. So the girls

will
stay home. We are going to Argentina and Paraguy

also.

What
will be the registered name of the puppy? Do you

have
any other pictures of Quiara or Super?

We
would appreciate receiving her as soon as possible.

What shots
will she come with? Are you able to test

for
Parvo with your Vet before shipping her?

I’ll
confirm the recepit of the fax.

Till
next time,

Dianna
Segelke

de
la Luna

rom: “Cachaca
Guapiara”
To: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Re:
Female Fila Purchase
Date: Wed,
22 Nov 2006 12:05:58 -0200

Hello
Dianna

A
honeymoon in Brasil will be very good. We have wounderfull places
around

here.
If you need some info let me know if I inform you about beautifull

places
to visit!

The
name of the puppy is Sanja da Serra de Itanhandu. I have some more

pictures,.
Quiara was changing the “skin”(I’m not sure if its the
correct

word
in english) because she had babies some days before the photo.

She
goes with a vaccine V-10 Fort Dodge (its imported, and excelent, your

vet
probably knows it), against 10 deseases.

I
can give you a certificate of no rabbies and parvo at my kennel from
the

Ministery
of Agriculture of Brasil if you want.

um
abraço

Gerson.

Date: Thu,
23 Nov 2006 08:01:16 -0800 (PST)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Re:
Female Fila Purchase
To: “Cachaca
Guapiara”

Good
Morning Gerson,

We’re
looking for places to fly fish, catch and

release.
Know of any places for that?

Thank
you for the faxes. I would like to have a copy

of
the certificate of no rabies and parvo for your

kennel
from the Ministery of Agriculture. Today is

our
national holiday of Thanksgiving, most services

including
banks are closed for the holiday. We are

leaving
town this afternoon to go to the coast for the

next
four days. On Monday we will be able to wire the

money
with the information you e-mailed earlier.

We
are very excited. Please let me know exactly what

day,
time and airline to expect her on. I believe you

said
the 5th of December?

Till
next time,

Dianna
Segelke

de
la Luna

Date: Thu,
23 Nov 2006 11:05:19 -0800 (PST)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Re:
Female Fila Purchase
To: “Cachaca
Guapiara”

Gerson,

There
is a show I could enter her in on December 9.

Is
there any way Sanja could arrive here before that

so
I may register for it?

Thanks,

Dianna
🙂

de
la Luna

From: “Cachaca
Guapiara”
To: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Re:
Female Fila Purchase
Date: Thu,
23 Nov 2006 21:33:32 -0200

Hello
Dianna

Here
in my region we have a lot truits for fish. And in the state of

Amazonas
have many places to fish too.

I
will fax the certificates for you to.

In
Brasil we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving. But Happy thanksgiving day
for

you,
i think a beautifull date!!!

I
will shipp her with Continental airlines. I can shipp on december,05

arriving
december,06 morning, so you can go on the show on december,09, is

it
good for you?

Um
abraço

Gerson.

Date: Mon,
27 Nov 2006 18:54:03 -0800 (PST)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Re:
Female Fila Purchase
To: “Cachaca
Guapiara”

Hello
Gerson,

My
name is Trevor. I am Dianna’s Husband, and I am

responding
in her absence. She was able to extend her

holiday
until Wednessday, and she asked me to keep in

touch
with you until then.

We
did not receive the fax, that Dianna was hoping to

get,
but we are looking forward to the 6th.

Fishing
in the Amazon, or other streams sounds like a

beatiful
experience. Any information of places to

visit
for fishing or sightseeing will be appreciated.

Thank
you

From: “Cachaca
Guapiara”
To: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Re:
Female Fila Purchase
Date: Wed,
29 Nov 2006 12:54:43 -0200

Hi
Trevor

I
sent the certificates to the fax today.

The
puppy is going great, very strong and beautifull.

I
hope Dianna is having good holidays!

Brasil
have many beautifull parts that you can visit. There is in Goias

Pousada
do Rio Quente that is very nice, Bonito is a very nice place too,

here
in Minas Gerais we have historic towns like Ouro Preto and Mineral

waters
towns like São lourenço.

um
abraço

Gerson.

Date: Wed,
29 Nov 2006 16:08:12 -0800 (PST)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Re:
Female Fila Purchase
To: “Cachaca
Guapiara”

Hello
Gerson,

I
am home! I loved the trip but missed home. The

California
coast is beautiful. The dogs loved it.

There
are new smells, new sights, “free range” cows to

bark
at, gulls also to bark at.

We
received the fax today, thank you. Tomorrow,

Thursday
we will wire to money to the account you sent

already.

The
soonest my vet can check Sonja will be Friday.

They
will do the standard all over check, fecal check,

and
Parvo test. I will forward the information.

Saturday
the 9th will be her first show. Just a first

step
to get her used to the scene. If you like, I

will
likewise forward photos and results. Some past

breeders
have wanted them. She will have an I.A.B.C.A.

show
January 17th, 2007, in Santa Rosa, an another

Rarities
whow January 27th, 2007, in Anaheim, then not

until
April 7th, 2007, another Rarities show in

Anaheim,
both cities are here in California. She will

be
showing both in the standard “conformation” ring as

well
as the “Junior Handler” ring with my daughter.

What
is the itinerary for shipping? Times of

departure,
flight numbers, times of arrival? We will

be
taking the day off work to receive her! Will you

be
giving her a sedative to calm her, or let her

handle
it on her own? When her pedigree comes in,

will
it mail directly to me to to you first then me?

More
pictures of the parents or Sonja would be

appreciated
for her book. I keep a binder with all

pictures
and documentation on each dog for future use.

Best
wishes to you and your family.

Till
next time,

Dianna
Segelke

de
la Luna

Date: Thu,
30 Nov 2006 15:38:45 -0800 (PST)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Re:
Female Fila Purchase
To: “Dianna
Daus”

Gerson,

The
$ 1,300.00 wire was sent today at 2:30 p.m. PST,

via
the bank Washington Mutual. They stated a 3 day

transfer
period. The sending name was my husband,

Trevor
Segelke. I am awaiting anxiously to hear

information
from you.

Till
again,

Dianna
Segelke

de
la Luna

Date: Fri,
1 Dec 2006 12:18:19 -0800 (PST)
From: “Gerson
Junqueira de Barros”
Subject: female
fila
To: diannadaus@sbcglobal.net

Hi
Dianna

Its
ok, thank you.

She
is a very smart girl, today she played a lot and she is very full of

enrgy.
Its very beautifull, have alot of sking and excelent type.

I
will reserve the flight for next week and soon I send the info for
you.

um
abraço

Gerson.

Date: Fri,
1 Dec 2006 16:52:41 -0800 (PST)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Re:
female fila
To: “Gerson
Junqueira de Barros”

Hi
Gerson,

Thank
you. Bought her some items today in

preparation.
What does um abraco mean?

Till
again,

Dianna
Segelke

de
la Luna

From: “Cachaca
Guapiara”
To: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Female
URGENT
Date: Mon,
4 Dec 2006 12:00:27 -0200

Hi
Dianna

Please
send me your full address and telephone number. I need it urgento to
reserve the flight, as oon as possible.

Um
abraço

Gerson.

Date: Mon,
4 Dec 2006 07:26:11 -0800 (PST)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Re:
Female URGENT
To: “Cachaca
Guapiara”

Gerson,

939
O Street

Rio
Linda, CA 95673

916-879-2277

Let
me know!

Dianna
Segelke

de
la Luna

From: “Cachaca
Guapiara”
To: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Re:
Female URGENT
Date: Tue,
5 Dec 2006 21:43:40 -0200

Hi
Dianna

Your
beautifull puppy is on the way!

Here
are the info:

Air
Waybill Nº 005-6546 0776

She
will arrive at flight CO1714 tomorow at 11:42am.

Please
let me know when she arrives.

I
wish she gives you and your family a lot of happiness!!!

Um
abraço

your
brasilian friends Gerson e Cintia.

Date: Wed,
6 Dec 2006 15:06:44 -0800 (PST)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Puppy
To: sean.kollenborn@firstfranklin.com,
mistie.kacludis@firstfranklin.com,
jamie.harkins@firstfranklin.com, evelyn.montoya@firstfranklin.com,
trevor.segelke@firstfranklin.com, arvetta.ruth@firstfranklin.com,
sjackson9@aol.com

The
shipment was received with little to no hitches.

The
Puppy has arrived.

Date: Sat,
20 Jan 2007 21:02:34 -0800 (PST)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Sanja
To: gerson@altanet.com.br

Gerson,

Happy New Year to you and your family. All is very well with us. I waited to write until I had enough interesting information to send along. I’ve tried to write including all eleven images but the system won’t accept it. I will follow this e-mail with just attachments for your pleasure. When Sanja came she was solid and not afraid. Her vet check was perfectly clear. She weighed 20.1 lbs. at 8 weeks. Her

first two shows, 12/09/06, were in Davis. She was the only Fila. She received two Best of Breed (of

course), then she did receive two Best of Groups (better) but no placement when in for Best of Show.

She was mostly confident.

We’ve battled soft stools until last week, trying different dog foods. Finally feeding lamb and rice has given her solid stools.

Her last show 01/14 and 15 was in Santa Rosa. She had four shows. She was the only Fila but there was a lot of breeds competing. She received all four Best of Breeds (of course). She received two Best of Group (13 other breeds varying in age up to a year old)!

Then guess what!? She received reserve Best of Show (second place)! She handled very well. I will be forwarding her certificates and a copy of her award medals for you to look at.

Her last vet check was last Monday. She weighs 40.2 lbs.

She is smart, beautiful and very loving. I see much potential in her.

Our upcoming show schedule will be increasing. March has one weekend of shows. April has three weekends of shows. May has three different shows, including the World Dog Show in Mexico City, Mexico. My daughter and I will be going with Sanja. We will show her in corformation as well as Junior Handler.

Do you have any suggestions on when paperwork might arrive? Will it come to your address first or mail here?

We have firmed up our trip to South America with our jobs and are starting to plan specifics. You had mentioned you might be able to assist us, is that offer still there?

I hope all is well with you and yours, and look forward to hearing from you.

Dianna Segelke

de
la Luna

Date: Sat,
20 Jan 2007 21:13:05 -0800 (PST)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Sanja
To: gerson@altanet.com.br

Arriving at the Airport

Meeting our Basenji, Clipper

Laying with our Fila, Chica

Dixon show getting Best of Group

Date: Sat,
20 Jan 2007 21:20:28 -0800 (PST)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: More
Sanja
To: gerson@altanet.com.br

Sanja and I in Breed Ring

Sanja and Savannah in Breed Ring

Medal Awards and Reserve Best of Show Rosette

4 Certificates

Date: Mon,
29 Jan 2007 08:39:12 -0800 (PST)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Pedigree
To: gerson@altanet.com.br

Gerson,

Hello all. Do you have any idea of when Sonja’s paperwork might arrive? I need to send them with the registration for the World Dog Show.

I hope all is well.

Dianna
G. Segelke

de
la Luna

Date: Sat,
24 Feb 2007 18:37:32 -0800 (PST)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Puppy
To: gerson@altanet.com.br

Gerson,

I’m not sure if you have received the past e-mails or not. Trevor and I are interested in another puppy, a male.

Contact me when you are able to discuss.

Sanja
is doing fabulously!

Sincerely,

Dianna
G. Segelke

de
la Luna

From: “Cachaca
Guapiara”
To: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Re:
Puppy
Date: Sun,
25 Feb 2007 10:45:47 -0300

Hi
Dianna

I got one e-mail from you yesterday and I answred it. But I didn’t got others… The male puppy you want is in october when you come? I will choose the best for you, be sure.

Copy of the e-mail I sent yesterday:

How are you? Good hear from you, I didn’t get any e-mail since I sent
Sanja…

I’m glad she is doing well. How are the shows, did you went in one of them?

October is a good month here. What places you want to visit in Brazil? If you need some help let me know.

Please
answer if you got this e-mail!!!

Um
abraço

Your
friends Gerson e Cintia

Date: Sun,
25 Feb 2007 09:23:11 -0800 (PST)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Re:
Puppy
To: “Cachaca
Guapiara”

Hi Gerson,

I will resend the e-mails I sent in January. They included pictures. Sonja received Reserve Best In Show for puppys. She competed against about 18 other working dog breeds. She was the youngest at 12 weeks old, the others were anywhere from 6 to 18 months old. She was the only Fila but she outshone the others in group as well show.

We took both Chica and Sanja in to get their PennHip hip certification done the Monday before last. It turns out that Chica’s (my other Fila) hips are not the problem I thought. She has a severe sports injury, she blew out both of her ‘crusix’ (I might be spelling that wrong) tendons in both her knees. While I don’t have the actual numbers from the x-rays yet, the vet says her hips are not only good but, “are what a
breeding program could be based on.” That makes me happy in one way. I am going to attempt to breed her in her August heat cycle. That is why Trevor and I are hoping to find a male now. It would be best if the puppy’s parents were as high up on the scale for hip screening as possible. Do you have any good
candidates for a male puppy now or in the next two months?

He did say that Sonja’s hips were noticeably looser than Chica’s but didn’t say there was worry.

We will be postponing our three week trip until 2008.

When should I expect to receive Sonja’s paperwork?

I hope all is well with you and your family.

Sincerely,

Dianna
G. Segelke

de
la Luna

Forwarded
Message

Date: Sat,
20 Jan 2007 21:02:34 -0800 (PST)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Sanja
To: gerson@altanet.com.br

Plain
Text Attachment

Gerson,

Happy
New Year to you and your family. All is very

well
with us. I waited to write until I had enough

interesting
information to send along. I’ve tried to

write
including all eleven images but the system won’t

accept
it. I will follow this e-mail with just

attachments
for your pleasure. When Sanja came she

was
solid and not afraid. Her vet check was perfectly

clear.
She weighed 20.1 lbs. at 8 weeks.

Her
first two shows, 12/09/06, were in Davis. She was

the
only Fila. She received two Best of Breed (of

course),
then she did receive two Best of Groups

(better)
but no placement when in for Best of Show.

She
was mostly confident.

We’ve
battled soft stools until last week, trying

different
dog foods. Finally feeding lamb and rice

has
given her solid stools.

Her
last show 01/14 and 15 was in Santa Rosa. She had

four
shows. She was the only Fila but there was a lot

of
breeds competing. She received all four Best of

Breeds
(of course). She received two Best of Group

(13
other breeds varying in age up to a year old)!

Then
guess what!? She received reserve Best of Show

(second
place)! She handled very well. I will be

forwarding
her certificates and a copy of her award

medals
for you to look at.

Her
last vet check was last Monday. She weighs 40.2

lbs.

She
is smart, beautiful and very loving. I see much

potential
in her.

Our
upcoming show schedule will be increasing. March

has
one weekend of shows. April has three weekends of

shows.
May has three different shows, including the

World
Dog Show in Mexico City, Mexico. My daughter

and
I will be going with Sanja. We will show her in

corformation
as well as Junior Handler.

Do
you have any suggestions on when paperwork might

arrive?
Will it come to your address first or mail

here?

We
have firmed up our trip to South America with our

jobs
and are starting to plan specifics. You had

mentioned
you might be able to assist us, is that

offer
still there?

I
hope all is well with you and yours, and look

forward
to hearing from you.

Dianna
Segelke

de
la Luna

Date: Sat,
20 Jan 2007 21:20:28 -0800 (PST)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: More
Sanja
To: gerson@altanet.com.br

Plain
Text Attachment

Sanja
and I in Breed Ring

Sanja
and Savannah in Breed Ring

Medal
Awards and Reserve Best of Show Rosette

4
Certificates

From: “Cachaca
Guapiara”
To: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Re:
Puppy
Date: Sun,
25 Feb 2007 22:46:49 -0300

Hi
Dianne

Thanks
for the photos. i like very much her bones structure. She will be
like her mother, very strong. He have a lot to grew and be a great
adult for sure.

In
january we was on the beach and our e-mail box was probably full,
that could be the reason I didn’t got them.

I
have a new litter Fiança x Embu, they are excelent dogs.
Fiança is one of my bests females in HD, her score is 115, its
xexcelent. And Embu is also very good, 110. I think one male from
thsi breeding will be excelent. Puppies are still 30 days and I can
choose the best male of the litter for you. The mother of Embu is
CAFIB champion. Both dogs top of cafib bloodline.

I
have other litters now, but if you culd wait a litle(one
month) , this litter will be excelent for you.I can keep sending
photos everyweek for you if you want and choose the best male!

I’m
up dating my webiste and doing a page with dogs on shows, can I
put a photo of Sanja and your name like the owner there?

Um
abraço

Gerson.

Date: Sun,
25 Feb 2007 19:12:14 -0800 (PST)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Re:
Puppy
To: “Cachaca
Guapiara”

Gerson,

The
photos, sure. Whatever I send to you for photos,

medical
documentation or written paperwork you may

use.
If there is something that is private between

the
two of us I will clearly state it, thank you for

asking,
I appreciate it.

A
wait for a month is just fine. I am trusting your

judgement.
Are there photo’s of Fianca amd Embu? Are

there
pictures of there parents?

Sonja
is strong boned. Her front legs sometimes splay

out
at the wrists. I am feeding her raised up as high

as
she can stand straight. I find this promotes a

straight
front line. Her rear end is still good and

strong…not
cow hocked, not pigeon toed.

Her
face is so sleak it takes my breath sometimes. It

is
constantly changing but the four different judges

appreciated
her smooth transition from muzzle to

cranium.

Her
pain tolerance is high. Shots have been nothing

to
her. The sedative for the x-ray did get a yelp,

but
that is all.

She
is smart…I mean it. I’ve had a lot of dogs and

she
is smart. So smart I have enlisted her in a

formal
obedience class starting March 15. She is

stable
in her confidence, not overly shy. She is

brave,
barking at strange things and not running away.

She is
barking for good reason, not just because.

I
take her with me to as many places as possible. She

does
well.

Any
pictures or documentation you can forward on the

upcoming
male pup would be appreciated.

Till
again,

Dianna
G. Segelke

de
la Luna

Gerson,

>

>
The photos, sure. Whatever I send to you for

>
photos,

>
medical documentation or written paperwork you may

>
use. If there is something that is private between

>
the two of us I will clearly state it, thank you for

>
asking, I appreciate it.

>

>
A wait for a month is just fine. I am trusting your

>
judgement. Are there photo’s of Fianca amd Embu?

>
Are

>
there pictures of there parents?

>

>
Sonja is strong boned. Her front legs sometimes

>
splay

>
out at the wrists. I am feeding her raised up as

>
high

>
as she can stand straight. I find this promotes a

>
straight front line. Her rear end is still good and

>
strong…not cow hocked, not pigeon toed.

>

>
Her face is so sleak it takes my breath sometimes.

>
It

>
is constantly changing but the four different judges

>
appreciated her smooth transition from muzzle to

>
cranium.

>

>
Her pain tolerance is high. Shots have been nothing

>
to her. The sedative for the x-ray did get a yelp,

>
but that is all.

>

>
She is smart…I mean it. I’ve had a lot of dogs

>
and

>
she is smart. So smart I have enlisted her in a

>
formal obedience class starting March 15. She is

>
stable in her confidence, not overly shy. She is

>
brave, barking at strange things and not running

>
away.

>
She is barking for good reason, not just because.

>

>
I take her with me to as many places as possible.

>
She

>
does well.

>

>
Any pictures or documentation you can forward on the

>
upcoming male pup would be appreciated.

>

>
Till again,

>
Dianna G. Segelke

>
de la Luna

>

From: “Cachaca
Guapiara”
To: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Re:
Re: Puppy
Date: Wed,
28 Feb 2007 19:10:30 -0300

Hi
Dianna

Thank
you, this week I will put photos of her!

I
will take pictures of the puppy to send you. There are two males that
I’m

liking
a lot, so i will be looking and choose the best for you.

His
parents are Fiança her mother and father were champions in
cafib. The

father
of the puppy is Embu and his mother was also champion by cafib and

father
was the best brindle male of cafib( I’m sending a video of him). I

hope
you enjoy!

um
abraço

Gerson.

From: “Cachaca
Guapiara”
To: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: video
Apingorá
Date: Wed,
28 Feb 2007 19:11:03 -0300

Father
of Embu da Serra de Itanhandu

Date: Thu,
1 Mar 2007 08:14:27 -0800 (PST)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Re:
Re: Puppy
To: “Cachaca
Guapiara” , “Trevor.Segelke”

Hi
Gerson,

In
the states it seems harder to please the judges with a brindle coat,
they say they can’t distinguish muscle tone and body lines as
easily. While health and a stable mind are the most important
aspects to me, a fawn coat would be our preference. If that is
not possible, then a sound brindle coat would do.

When
were the puppies born? When will they be ready to ship?
Are you able to send me the hip certifications for the parents?
For that matter, would you be able to send a copy of Sanja’s parents’
health certifications?

Sincerely,

Dianna
G. Segelke

de
la Luna

From: “Cachaca
Guapiara”
To: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Re:
Re: Puppy
Date: Sat,
3 Mar 2007 17:05:42 -0300

Hi
Dianna

I
agree with you, the brindle color is very dificult to judge. The
father of Embu was the best brindle male CAFIB ever had, it was very
dificult a brindle like him and Embu is going to his way, its a great
male. Out of this litter I have two fawns males that are very nice,
strong and with some caracteristics that I’m liking a lot. I will be
looking for the best for you and will send pictures soon.

I’m
sending the x-rays.

Um
abraço

Gerson

Date: Sun,
4 Mar 2007 07:47:25 -0800 (PST)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: New
Addition
To: gerson@altanet.com.br

Good
morning,

Just
for your information, some upcoming shows you may

expect
results to come from Sanja:

March
10-11 San Diego, California

March
24-25 Loveland, Colorado

March
31-April 1 Tuscon, Arizona

When
will the male puppy be ready to fly here? I can

plan
on entering him in the upcoming shows also. Just

like
you did with Sanja, will you please send me a

copy
of Fianca’s and Embu’s CBKC registration so I may

begin
show entries.

I
hope all is well with you, your wife and daughter.

We
are excited up here.

Sincerely,

Dianna
G. Segelke

de
la Luna

From: “Cachaca
Guapiara”
To: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Re:
New Addition
Date: Sat,
10 Mar 2007 23:37:10 -0300

Hi
Dianna

I
had a little problem in my camera and could not take pictures, but i
will

do
it this next week for you. puppies are going very well, health and

excelent
structure.

I
sent a daughter of quiara(some mother as Sanja) from a past litter to
Czec

Rep.,
her owner sent me an e-mail today shouwing her, she won championships

there
too. its an excelent blood. i’m sending the pictures to you see.

Um
abraço

Gerson.

From:“Cachaca
Guapiara”

To:“Dianna
Daus”

Subject:Photos
Orfea Itanhandu

Date:Sat,
10 Mar 2007 23:39:24 -0300

Orfea
Angie da Serra de Itanhandu

Orfea is
Junior champion Czech republic and Junior Champion Slovakia

republic.

From: “Cachaca
Guapiara”
To: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Re:
Re: Puppy
Date: Sat,
17 Mar 2007 20:50:24 -0300

Hi
Dianna

The
puppy is doing very well. He is very strong and I love his head type.
His bloodline is very good, his grandfather is CAFIB champion Zulu
and was one of the bests dogs in CAFIB. From the side of his father
the mother is CAFIB champion too.Its a top blood cafib.

He
will be ready to travel after march,16 , so any date next week will
be good.

Let
me know when is a good date for you.

Um
abraço

Gerson.

Date: Sun,
18 Mar 2007 07:56:23 -0700 (PDT)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Re:
Re: Puppy
To: “Cachaca
Guapiara”

Hello
Gerson & Family,

Wonderful
picture!

Just
as you did with Sonja, would you please e-mail

to
me copies of:

1.
Fianca’s Pedigree

2.
Embu’s Pedigree

3.
The male puppy’s litter registration paper

If
you are able to send those today, I can wire

transfer
the $ 1,300 tomorrow (Monday the 19th). I

will
be leaving with Sanja for a dog show in Colorado

on
Thursday the 22nd at 3:00 p.m.

With
such short notice is shipping possible before

then?
If not, Monday the 26th I’ll be coming home

from
Colorado.

What
is the puppy’s name? Is it Baio? What day was

he
born?

Your
wife is a smart woman to be able to speak at

least
two languages. Please tell her thank you for

helping
me so nicely.

Look
forward to hearing from you soon.

Sincerely,

Dianna
G. Segelke

de
la Luna

From: “Cachaca
Guapiara”
To: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Re:
Re: Puppy
Date: Sun,
18 Mar 2007 23:09:13 -0300

Hi
Dianna

Could
you send me your fax number, my scanner is not good. So I send the

pedigrees
for you.

I
can send the puppy this wednesday night arriving thursday morning, is
it

ok?

His
name is Xauã do Itanhandu, he was born on january,16,2007.

My
wife helps me on the e-mails. Its a luck she speaks english!

I
don’t know yet, but maybee in may we will be on a Festival in
California.

We
are manufacturer of cachaça and caipirinhas, do you know these
drinks

there?

Um
abraço

Cintia
e Gerson.

Date: Sun,
18 Mar 2007 19:30:13 -0700 (PDT)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Re:
Re: Puppy
To: “Cachaca
Guapiara”

Hello
Cintia e Gerson,

I
still have the transfer information from Sanja, is

that
where you want me to wire to. I will send it

tomorrow.

The
fax number is 916-746-7032. Thank you for the

paperwork.

If
you do come in May, I would gladly travel to

wherever
you are in the state to meet you in person.

You
are welcome to stay at our home if you would like

and
are in the area. We have private quarters for

company,
up to 10 people, to stay in.

I
don’t know the drinks. I have been studying

“conversational”
Portugese from a CD teaching program

I
bought. This year plans changed for coming down but

we
are hopefully planning again in 2008 for a

flyfishing
vacation/late honeymoon.

Um
abraco,

Dianna
e Trevor

Date: Tue,
20 Mar 2007 09:39:13 -0700 (PDT)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Re:
Re: Puppy
To: “Cachaca
Guapiara”

Gerson,

I
wired the $1,300 yesterday morning. We haven’t

received
the fax of the pedigrees.

What
are the flight arrangements and times?

Sincerely,

Dianna
G. Segelke

de
la Luna

From: “Cachaca
Guapiara”
To: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Re:
Re: Puppy
Date: Tue,
20 Mar 2007 19:25:02 -0300

Hello
Dianna

I
could scann the pedigrees, I’m sending attached. Sorry the late.

I
was waiting your answer if it is better for you recive him on
thursday

morning
or we wait monday?

What
you think?

Um
abraço

Gerson.

Date: Tue,
20 Mar 2007 19:08:04 -0700 (PDT)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Re:
Re: Puppy
To: “Cachaca
Guapiara”

Good
Evening,

Thursday
morning please.

Please
let me know the itinerary as soon as you know.

Sincerely,

Dianna
& Trevor

Date: Tue,
20 Mar 2007 23:29:42 -0700 (PDT)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Re:
Re: Puppy
To: “Cachaca
Guapiara”

Hello
Gerson,

Fianca’s
came out clear. Will you please re-fax or

re-scan
Embu’s, it can not be read.

Um
abraco

Dianna
G. Segelke

de
la Luna

From: “Cachaca
Guapiara”
To: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Re:
Re: Puppy
Date: Wed,
21 Mar 2007 22:48:20 -0300

Hi
Dianna

I
tryed to shipp him today, but could not. The flights were full. I got
your

confirmation
for today only yesterday night, so was to late to confirm the

reserve
for the flight. Anyway I tryed on the airoprt today but had no

sucess.

So
I will have to send him on monday, is it ok?

Um
abraço

Cintia
e Gerson.

Date: Wed,
21 Mar 2007 20:24:05 -0700 (PDT)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Re:
Re: Puppy
To: “Cachaca
Guapiara”

Hi
Cintia e Gerson,

We
understand the timing. Will you please go ahead

and
ship Xaua on Monday. Does that mean we will

receive
him Tuesday afternoon?

Can
you and Cintia help us with how to pronounce Xaua?

Keep
good wishes for Sanja this weekend. We’re

leaving
for her show in Colorado tomorrow!

Xaua
will be able to drive to the Arizona show with us

next
weekend.

Embu’s
pedigree is illedgible. I need the information

for
show registration. Will you please rescan and

send
it?

Take
care.

Um
abraco

Dianna
e Trevor

Date: Sat,
24 Mar 2007 21:33:40 -0700 (PDT)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Xaua
Itenary
To: gerson@altanet.com.br

Good
Evening,

I
(Trevor) am replying while Dianna is in Colorado.

Do
you know the arrival time of Xaua? We are trying to

make
arrangements to be at the airport upon his

landing.

Thank
you

From: “Cachaca
Guapiara”
To: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Re:
Xaua Itenary
Date: Sun,
25 Mar 2007 09:38:48 -0300

Hi
Trevor

I
explained Dianna that I was going to try to shipp Xaua today becuse
the

flights
for monday and tuesday are all full. I will go now to the airport

and
try to get everything in order. Sunday is very dificult shipp puppies

but
I will try and e-mail back for you when i get back.

Have
a great day!

Gerson.

From: “Cachaca
Guapiara”
To: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Re:
Xaua Itenary
Date: Mon,
26 Mar 2007 12:19:00 -0300

Hi
Trevor and Dianna

They
din’t accepted the puppy yesterday because of the weekend. I could
find

a
reserve for wednesday this week. Now its all confirmed, no more
changes.

The
reason of so many changes was that the flights were full here because
of

many
rains the airports were with many flight delay.

I
send you the number of flight until today night.

How
was the weekend?

Um
abraço

Cintia
e Gerson.

Date: Mon,
26 Mar 2007 20:13:37 -0700 (PDT)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Re:
Xaua Itenary
To: “Cachaca
Guapiara”

Hi
Cintia e Gerson,

Tired
but home. 24 hour drive time!

She
was perfect! Sonja was in four different shows.

No
other Filas so she received 4 best of breed puppy.

Went
on to Working Group and won two Best of Group.

Went
on to Best in Show and didn’t place.

Entered
Best Rare Breed and won Reserve Best of Rare

Breeds.

I
have ordered a show photo of her Best of Group win

and
will forward when I receive it.

I’m
including some others you may want.

When
you have the time for the flight please let us

know.

Till
next time,

Dianna
and Trevor 🙂

Date: Tue,
27 Mar 2007 17:10:51 -0700 (PDT)
From: “Gerson
Junqueira de Barros”
Subject: Xaua
To: diannadaus@sbcglobal.net

Hi
Dianna

Thanks
frothe photos. She is big and very beautifull!!!

Its
all confirmed for tomorow.

The
flight is AA 1215 American airlines. AWB 001 9112 4456 arriving at
14:00

your
time.

Please
let me know when he arrives!

um
abraço

Cintia
e Gerson.

Date: Tue,
27 Mar 2007 17:21:56 -0700 (PDT)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Re:
Xaua
To: “Gerson
Junqueira de Barros”

Cintia
e Gerson,

Hello!
She is beautiful and smart.

I
finally received the hip results for both Sanja and

my
other Fila Chica. They are PennHIP tests.

Please
look over them and contact me.

Unfortunately,
Sanja’s are such that dysplasia could

start
setting in within this year. As such, I can’t

continue
to show her knowing I would never responsibly

be
able to breed her.

Your
purchase terms mention only OFA at 24 months.

What
alternatives do we have?

I’ll
contact you when Xaua arrives!

um
abraco

Dianna
e Trevor

Date: Sat,
31 Mar 2007 13:58:54 -0700 (PDT)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Xaua
To: “Dianna
Daus”

Hi
Cintia e Gerson,

I’ve
included photos of Xaua’s bite. I hope they are

clear
enough for you. The vet noted the gap in the

bite
and is writing a letter to certify his findings.

I
will forward that to you when I get it.

Your
site describes the bite standard and the breed

standard
considers an overbite a serious fault.

The
vet wasn’t able to get a stool sample yet because

his
stool was total liquid. He tried to get a deep

swab
but no luck yet. When he solids up I’ll take a

sample
in. The rest of the check turned out fine.

Another
dewormer just in case, second in the series of

shots.

I
never asked what dog food you feed so I can feed it

here.

I
hope all is well with you and yours.

Till next
time,

Dianna
and Trevor 🙂

Date: Mon,
2 Apr 2007 16:54:58 -0700 (PDT)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: PennHIP
To: “Gerson
Junqueira de Barros”

Cintia
e Gerson,

Attached
are both Chica’s PennHIP and Sanja’s PennHIP.

Dianna
🙂

Date: Mon,
2 Apr 2007 17:03:47 -0700 (PDT)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Sanja
To: “Cachaca
Guapiara”

Cintia
e Gerson,

I
am attaching both Sanja’s and Chica’s PennHIP so you

can
compare.

Dianna

Date: Mon,
2 Apr 2007 17:08:06 -0700 (PDT)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Xaua
To: gerson@altanet.com.br

Cintia
e Gerson,

I’ve
included side shots of his overshot bite.

Dianna

Date: Mon,
2 Apr 2007 17:30:03 -0700 (PDT)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Xaua
Bite 1
To: gerson@altanet.com.br

Bite
1

Date: Mon,
2 Apr 2007 17:32:06 -0700 (PDT)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Xaua
Bite 2
To: gerson@altanet.com.br

Bite
2 of 3

Date: Mon,
2 Apr 2007 17:35:40 -0700 (PDT)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Xaua
Bite 3
To: gerson@altanet.com.br

The
following is from the FCI web site from the Fila

Breed
Standard

ELIMINATING
FAULTS :

• Aggressive
or overly shy.

• Flesh-coloured
nose.

• Overshot
bite.

• Undershot
bite with teeth visible when the mouth is

closed.

• Lack
of 1 canine or 1 molar except the 3rd one.

From: “Cachaca
Guapiara”
To: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Re:
Xaua Bite 1
Date: Mon,
2 Apr 2007 22:21:49 -0300

Hi
Dianna

The
bite of Xaua is normal for his age.Xaua bite will be perfect when he

change
the teeth, I garantee you. I’m dentist, specialized in ortodontics.

Its
very comun filas have a litle more space in this age between the
upper

teeth
and the lower teeth. And its good, when he change the teeth, he will

have
a “Scissors bite”. It means that the lower incisors close
just scraping

the
inner surface of the upper incisors.

The oposite
of his bite we call prognatism and its disqualify.

um
abraço

Cintia.

From: “Cachaca
Guapiara”
To: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Re:
Xaua Bite 3
Date: Mon,
2 Apr 2007 22:26:24 -0300

Hi
Dianna

FCI
standard says:

TEETH:

Noticeably
wider than long. They are strng and whitte. The upper

scissor
are broad at the rootand sharp at the edges. Canines are powefull,

well
set and well apart. A scissor bite is the ideal, but a level bite is

acceptable.

Xaua
have scissors bite, it will be perfect when he change the teeth.

um
abraço

Cintia.

Date: Tue,
3 Apr 2007 12:18:54 -0700 (PDT)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Re:
Xaua Bite 3
To: “Cachaca
Guapiara”

Hello
Cintia,

The
three Filas I’ve had, Chica, Ipo and Sanja, I’ve

had
from 8 weeks old. Their bone structure definately

shifts
and change as they grow. But none have had a

pronounced
space like Xaua’s. He’s 10 1/2 weeks old.

You
are much more experienced in this matter. I’m

willing
to trust your recommendation for another

month.
By the middle of next month he will be loosing

his
teeth and growing like a weed. If it is better,

GREAT!
If not, we’ll need to consider exchanging him.

I love his
head.

I
won’t be able to show him with his bite like it is

now.
They would rate him Mangelhauf and not allow him

to
ever show again.

I
will call this evening to speak about Sanja’s hips.

I
know this distance can seem inconvenient, I’m sorry

for
that. We really love showing though and want

healthy
beautiful Filas. It must be difficult

deciding
who gets which puppy from your litter.

Till
next time,

um
abraco

Dianna
e Trevor

Date: Mon,
9 Apr 2007 11:38:03 -0700 (PDT)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Female
Puppy
To: “Cachaca
Guapiara”

Hello
Cintia e Gerson,

I
wondered if you had decided on a litter that would

have
better hips for Sanja’s replacement?

I
have started looking out for a new home for her.

With
how wonderful her personality is, and how well

she
does with obedience, I have faith I will be able

to
place her with a good home. I haven’t set the

appointment
to get her spayed yet, but will soon.

Xaua
is doing great. We took him camping Thursday

through
Sunday. He is doing even better potty

breaking
than Sanja! He has a very “hard”

personality,
very independent.

um
abraco,

Dianna
e Trevor

Date: Wed,
11 Apr 2007 11:59:13 -0700 (PDT)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Re:
Female Puppy
To: “Cachaca
Guapiara”

Hello
Cintia e Gerson,

I’m
interested in both propositions.

I’ve
never taken possession of an adult Fila. I have

many
questions to answer.

How
much have they been exposed to children?

How
much are they socially interactive with other

dogs?
Are they dog aggressive?

Do
they have any leash and obedience training?

Have
they been shown? Did they earn any championships

yet?

Has
the dog been bred yet? Did it produce?

How
do I go about incorporating a full grown Fila into

our
family safely?

Would
you be able to provide front, rear and both side

pictures?

I
hope all is well with you and your family.

Um
abraco

Dianna
e Trevor

From: “Cachaca
Guapiara”
To: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Re:
Female Puppy
Date: Sun,
15 Apr 2007 23:43:44 -0300

Hello
Dianna

How
old are your children?

Some
bloodlines can get used with kids , so its important for me what age

your
kids are to choose a good one.

With
other dogs they can accept, they will be dominant but can accept.

I
have one adult female here that was show, one a cafib expo, is
excelent.

She
can reproduce and is excelent mother. She can walk very well on the

leash.

Next
week I will be on a cachaça fair in your country. In Orlando.
I’m

runing
a lot here to get everything done in time. But this week before I go

I
will send you pictures. Do you know if there will be a show of filas
in

that
area in the end of this month? If yes maybee I could go to see.

My
website of cachaça drinks is www.cachacaguapiara.com

Um
abraço

Gerson
e Cintia.

Date: Wed,
18 Apr 2007 12:40:09 -0700 (PDT)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Re:
Female Puppy
To: “Cachaca
Guapiara”

Hi
Gerson,

My
daughters are 13 and 19.

We
are torn in our decision. From a buisness stand a

grown
female x-rayed HD free would save much time.

Bonding,
training and working with a puppy is an

integral
part of our life.

I
know just how my dogs will respond to any given

situation
having been there from the start.

We
take our dogs with us to so many places, around so

many
environments, it would be best for us to start

with
a young puppy.

Cintia
mentioned sending some puppy photos. I have

only
seen Jogo’s picture. Luanda’s wasn’t on your

site.
What OFA rating do they have?

Sanja
has an appointment for the 18th of May to get

fixed.
She has 4 more obedience classes to go to. I

might
have a home for her.

Xaua
hasn’t started loosing any of his teeth yet. He

is
doing well.

No
specific Fila shows in California until November.

Have
a good trip.

Um
abraco,

Dianna
e Trevor

Date: Mon,
30 Apr 2007 15:15:11 -0700 (PDT)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Sanja
To: gerson@altanet.com.br

Gerson
e Cintia,

Hello,
I’ve sent you a number of e-mails. I am now unsure if you
received them. I know Gerson is traveling to Florida for work.

I
have found a pet home for Sanja if you still agree. Her
final obedience class is this Wednesday the 4th. She is getting
spayed Friday the 14th. After her stitches are out and she has
the go ahead, I plan taking her to her home Saturday the 19th.
I will forward to you the proof of spaying, her obedience
certificate, and I will forward your address to the family where she
is going.

What
news of another female puppy?

I
hope all is well and am anxious to hear from you.

Dianna
and Trevor

Date: Mon,
14 May 2007 08:17:08 -0700 (PDT)
From: “Gerson
Junqueira de Barros”
Subject: female
To: diannadaus@sbcglobal.net

Hi
Dianna

I’m
sending photos of one female puppy and one adult . The adult is an

excelent
bloodline, parents are cafib champion.

Let
me know what you think.

Um
abraço

Cintia.

Date: Mon,
14 May 2007 15:44:02 -0700 (PDT)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Re:
female
To: “Gerson
Junqueira de Barros”

Hi
Cintia,

Do
you have the hips certifications for the puppy’s parents you can send
me? How is her bite? How old is she? Will you be
able to send pictures of the parents? I am interested in her.

Fianca
is the adult right? Xaua is from her isn’t he? This isn’t
a recent picture is it, she isn’t pregnant right now is she?
Are you able to send copies of her CAFIB championships and hip
certification.

I
forwarded the steralization proof to you in another e-mail.

Xaua
has lost four of the tiny front bottom teeth!

Um
abraco,

Dianna

Date: Mon,
21 May 2007 06:17:11 -0700 (PDT)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Sanja
To: “Cachaca
Guapiara”
CC: “Trevor.Segelke”

Good
morning Cintia e Gerson,

We
hadn’t heard anything in a week.

Sanja
is now in her new home as of Sunday. What should we expect
about the replacement female?

Did
you receive the proof of her steralization?

We
hope to hear news soon!

Um
abraco,

Dianna
e Trevor

From: “Cachaca
Guapiara”
To: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Re:
Haven’t received e-mails
Date: Wed,
23 May 2007 15:26:24 -0300

Hi
Dianna

I
didn’t re-sent the e-mail yesterday, sorry. The internet was not
orking,

it
started again now.

I’m
sending the x-rays.

The
female puppy is out of Leoa x Otton, I put photos on my website of
them.

Please
let me know when you recive this e-mail, if not I will call you.

Um
abraço

Cintia.

From: “Cachaca
Guapiara”
To: “Dianna
Daus”
CC: “Trevor.Segelke”
Subject: Re:
Female Puppy
Date: Mon,
4 Jun 2007 20:58:49 -0300

Hi
Dianna

I
don’t know why you are not getting my fax. I’m sorry…

I’m
sending the pedigrees here.

um
abraço

Cintia.

Date: Tue,
5 Jun 2007 17:46:43 -0700 (PDT)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Re:
Female Puppy
To: “Cachaca
Guapiara”

Hello
Cintia,

I
know she is with a pet home now, but I wanted to

share
Sanja’s accomplishments with you. Attached is

her
Beginner Obedience Certificate.

I
really do love to show and train Fila’s. Hopefully

we
will have better luck with the next little girl.

We
will continue to work to make your kennel proud of

your
breedings.

um
abraco,

Dianna
e Trevor

Date: Tue,
5 Jun 2007 21:18:15 -0700 (PDT)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Xaua
E-mail 1
To: “Cachaca
Guapiara”

Ola
Cintia,

You
asked for the attached photos of Xaua’s bite.

These
were taken this evening.

I
will be sending three different e-mails to make them

easier
to receive.

um
abraco,

Dianna

Date: Tue,
5 Jun 2007 21:20:51 -0700 (PDT)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Xaua
E-mail 2
To: “Cachaca
Guapiara”

Another

Date: Tue,
5 Jun 2007 21:23:24 -0700 (PDT)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Xaua
E-mail 3
To: “Cachaca
Guapiara”

And
the last.

I
miss printed in an earlier e-mail, it is 3/8″ of a

difference.

Till
tomorrow,

Dianna
e Trevor

From: “Cachaca
Guapiara”
To: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Re:
Female Puppy
Date: Wed,
6 Jun 2007 19:08:08 -0300

Hi
Dianna

Unfortunatelly
I could not shipp her today but its all confirmed for monday.

Sorry
for the late this time, but sometimes thinks happen like this

strike…

Its
all confirmed for monday and tuesday morning you will have your
puppy!

Um
abraço

your
friends Gerson and Cintia

From: “Cachaca
Guapiara”
To: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Re:
Male Puppy
Date: Mon,
11 Jun 2007 14:41:26 -0300

Hi
Dianna

Yes
the female was shipped today. The AWB number is 00567003215
Continental

airlines.
Please let me know when you get her.

About
the male puppy we need to wait the teeth change. Anyway don’t worry,

we
will work the better way possible for you.

Um
abraço

Cintia.

Date: Mon,
11 Jun 2007 12:43:56 -0700 (PDT)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Male
Puppy
To: “Cachaca
Guapiara”

Hello
Cintia e Gerson,

Was
the female shipped?

Did
you receive Xaua’s pictures of his bite?

He
will be 5 months old Friday, and you had believed

his
bite would be noticeably better by then. How do

you
want to proceed with him?

Um
abraco,

Dianna
e Trevor

Date: Tue,
12 Jun 2007 21:15:57 -0700 (PDT)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Attn:
Jocelyn Barrow
To: qpkref@coair.com

Dear
Ms. Barrow,

I
would like to request a hard copy of the charges

paid
on airbill 005 6700 3215.

There
is a discrepancy between the fees I wired to

Brasil
to pre-pay for the shipment, and what was

actually
paid by the shipper.

If
you need any further information, feel free to

e-mail
me or call me at 916-879-2277.

Thank
you,

Dianna
G. Segelke

Subject: RE:
Attn: Jocelyn Barrow
Date: Wed,
13 Jun 2007 07:53:40 -0500
From: “QPK
Refunds”
To: “Dianna
Daus”

Dear
Ms. Daus

Continental
Airlines collected $239.00 for shipping this animal. The

rate
breaks down as follows:

$229.00
Weight charges

+
10.00 Fuel Surcharge

Shipping
from Brasil, you likely incurred additional fees based on

whatever
personal services were provided by the breeder.

Thank
you~

Date: Wed,
13 Jun 2007 10:53:58 -0700 (PDT)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Coxia
To: gerson@altanet.com.br

Hello
Cintia e Gerson,

I
have Coxia! She of course is sweet and richly

colored.
She was vet checked last night and all seems

clear.
The stool sample will take two days but I am

sure
it is fine. Her first show is on the 23rd of

this
month in Dixon.

I’ve
included a home shot with her and one with her

and
Xaua!

I’ve
scheduled her PennHIPP in three weeks.

Customs
in Houston removed every shred of

documentation,
including the usual health record with

shot
labels you have sent before. When were Coxia’s

shots
and were they the same as Sanja and Xaua?

I
had to pay an additional $ 130.00 in fees for

customs
and shipping. With the $ 400.00 that I wired

to
you, that makes a total of $ 530.00. I questioned

Continental
airlines, they researched the amount paid

at
the Brasil end and confirmed to me in an e-mail the

following.

“Dear
Ms. Daus

Continental
Airlines collected $239.00 for shipping

this
animal. The

rate
breaks down as follows:

$229.00
Weight charges

+
10.00 Fuel Surcharge

Thank
you~ ”

If
you like I can send you the airbill copy faxed to

me
with the totals on it.

How
will I receive the difference from the $ 530 I

paid,
and the $ 239 you paid?

Till
next time,

um
abraco

Dianna
e Trevor

From: “Cachaca
Guapiara”
To: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Re:
Coxia
Date: Fri,
15 Jun 2007 00:11:03 -0300

Hello
Dianna

I’m
happy that you liked Coxia. She will be a great female! Thanks for
the

photos,
I LOVED!

I
don’t understand what Continental is doing! They are stoling our
money.

please
send me the copy of what you payed that I will get mad with them..

They
chraged me here $477 and more $180 that i payed of the crate..was
much

more
than what i was expectin…I will send a copy tomorow too.

Um
abraço

Cintia.

Date: Mon,
25 Jun 2007 09:59:44 -0700 (PDT)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Coxia
To: gerson@altanet.com.br

Cintia
e Gerson,

I
need to explain why I had questioned the billing

when
Coxia came. Attached is the airbill you

requested.
In the bottom left, circled is the “Total

Prepaid
477,00”. Continental Airlines stated this was

printed
in Brazilian reais and that this was your

amount
paid – equalling U.S. dollars $ 239.00. After

reading
more closely and researching, it appears that

this
$ 477.00 is instead U.S. dollars and the furthest

bottom
left amount of 938,74 was the Brazilian reais

amount.
I apologize for questioning, but they gave me

the
wrong information. When they asked for the

additional
$ 130.00 to pick her up, I only wanted to

understand
why I was paying additional fees when I

hadn’t
paid them before.

I
took Coxia to get her hips checked last Friday. I

won’t
have the actual measurement certificate for

another
6 weeks or so. Unfortunately the vetrinarian

is
the hip expert at the facility and said Coxia’s

hips
look like Sanja’s did and will undoubtedly

develop
HD. I will wait to see the final report but

it
looks as though she will have bad hips also. In

that
case we need to talk about options.

Xaua’s
bite is still 3/8″ inch off. I am feeling

desperate
with the difficulties. I am considering

getting
his hips checked anyway even if his bite is

bad.
With his bite the way it is I will never be able

to
show him. If I check his hips and they turn out

good,
mated with Chica’s good hips, I have a better

chance
at hip healthy puppies. Chica has a correct

bite,
so if Xaua has healthy hips and I breed them, I

might
get some puppies with even bites. I would have

to
immediately fix all the puppies with incorrect

bites
and sell them as pets only.

Do
you have any suggestions? If Coxia’s hips are bad

like
the vetrinarian thinks, would you insist on

replacing
with a third female or would you consider a

refund
of the purchase price? If Xaua’s bite doesn’t

change
what do you want to do?

I
hope all is well with you and the family.

Um
abraco,

Dianna
e Trevor

From: “Cachaca
Guapiara”
To: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Re:
Coxia
Date: Tue,
26 Jun 2007 19:37:28 -0300

Hi
Dianna

I
don’t understand why Continental asked you more. Because I payed all
the

taxes
and transport here. Attached are the copy of AWB. You are correct it

was
$477 dolares and $938 reais. They could not had asked you more.
please

send
me the invoice that you payed and I will talk with the here.

About
the x-rays my vet told that is better we have OFA. Pen hip is only a

prevision
and its uncertally. Because on OFA you have 5 scores A, B, C, D

and
E. If your dog have A, B or C its ok for breeding. The puppy is still
3

months
old and impossible say about dispalsy in this age as the complet

struct
is not formed yet. All dogs you x-ray in pen hip have problems,

starting
with XICA… Also pen hip have no studies with the fila brasileiro

breed
specificaly.

About
Xaua bite, did he changed all the teeth?

Um
abraço

Cintia.

Date: Mon,
2 Jul 2007 13:00:26 -0700 (PDT)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Re:
Coxia
To: “Cachaca
Guapiara”

Hi
Cintia,

Attached
is the copy of the remaining $ 130.00 paid.

It
is also noted at the bottom of the air bill, hand

written
to the right of the $ 477.00.

As
of two Fridays ago Coxia was 16 weeks old (4

months).

Chica’s
results were very good actually. While

.30/.30
would be the goal, I think .41/.43 is good for

a
program foundation built on health.

I
wish the international translations of books and

imperical
information kept up with the times. If you

and/or
you vetrinarian ever have the opportunity to

read
complete disertations of the University of

Pennsylvania’s
PennHIP program, you will discover

much.

PennHIP
knows all dog breeds by their bones. It’s

percentile
portion refers to specific breeds which has

a
growing Fila pool. It is has medically and

scientifically
proven itself in acurately showing the

predisposition
of puppies to get Displaysia from their

bone
placement measurement.

Implemented
in 1966, OFA is a subjective human looking

at
a single view on x-ray and assigning a grade to

man’s
measurements. Similar to a judge assigning a

“grade”
in a show ring. Of course the human looking

at
the x-ray has experience just like the judge in the

show
ring. The measurements via this method are a

minimum
of .31 statistically different between 4

months
and 24 months.

Began
in 1983 and implemented in 1993 PennHIP takes

accurate
and precise measurements of multiple views

and
mathmatically calculates them. These numbers are

then
inserted into a mathmatical database and produce

a
laxity value. These are not preliminary findings

they
have a mere .05 statistically different

measurement
between 4 months and 24 months. That’s

amazing
little especially compared to OFA.

The
different lies in the proven accuracy rate for

diagnosing
displastic dogs. Here in the US the trend

in
breeders is shifting away from OFA and turning to

PennHIP
because of this.

All
of this information aside, you have been clear.

While
you accepted to replace Sanja with Coxia, you

wish
now to wait until Coxia is two and I provide her

OFA
rating. We’ll speak of her at that time.

As
of today Xaua has one canine visibly being replaced

with
a permanent one, the other three are baby teeth.

The
measurement this morning was 3/8 inch. He will be

24
weeks old tomorrow (6 months).

I
hope all is well with you and the family.

um abraco,

Dianna
e Trevor

Date: Fri,
20 Jul 2007 20:04:47 -0700 (PDT)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Xaua
To: “Cachaca
Guapiara”

Hello
Cintia e Gerson,

Xaua
has lost all his baby teeth. He has a 3/8″

overbite.
It has remained the exact same overbite

since
the day you sent him.

Today
I took him to the veterinarian and he has

informed
me that in addition to permanent incorrect

conformation,
the bottom canines will need to be filed

down
because they will puncture his palate.

With
what has transpired I would like to request the

original
purchase price of Xaua returned ($ 1,300.00).

He was
received in a visibly unacceptable condition

which
you have guaranteed against. I notified you

immediately
and agreed to wait at your request, just

in
case he miraculously changed. Costs incurred for

health
screening, shipping, daily care have brought me

to
make this request.

Secondly,
I need to know if you want him shipped back

to
you, or if you would prefer me to have him

neutered,
fix his teeth and find a suitable home for

him
here in the states?

On
another note, congratulations on the awards your

animals
received at their show.

Um
abraco,

Dianna
e Trevor

Date: Tue,
24 Jul 2007 06:06:36 -0700 (PDT)
From: “Dianna
Daus”
Subject: Fwd:
Xaua
To: gerson@altanet.com.br

Hello
Cintia e Gerson,

Xaua
has lost all his baby teeth. He has a 3/8″

overbite.
It has remained the exact same overbite

since
the day you sent him.

Today
I took him to the veterinarian and he has

informed
me that in addition to permanent incorrect

conformation,
the bottom canines will need to be filed

down
because they will puncture his palate.

With
what has transpired I would like to request the

original
purchase price of Xaua returned ($ 1,300.00).

He
was received in a visibly unacceptable condition

which
you have guaranteed against. I notified you

immediately
and agreed to wait at your request, just

in
case he miraculously changed. Costs incurred for

health
screening, shipping, daily care have brought me

to
make this request.

Secondly,
I need to know if you want him shipped back

to
you, or if you would prefer me to have him

neutered,
fix his teeth and find a suitable home for

him
here in the states?

On
another note, congratulations on the awards your

animals
received at their show.

Um
abraco,

Dianna
e Trevor

Xaua
E-mail 1

Friday,
July 27, 2007 8:50 PM

From:

“Dianna
Daus”

To:

gerson@altanet.com.br

Message
contains attachments

Xaua Bite
7-26.JPG (1592KB)

—–Inline
Attachment Follows—–

Gerson,

Do
you need a copy of my vetrinarian’s statement?

There
will be two seperate e-mails.

Sincerely,

Dianna

Xaua
E-mail 2

Friday,
July 27, 2007 8:52 PM

From:

“Dianna
Daus”

To:

gerson@altanet.com.br

Message
contains attachments

DSC_0027.JPG
(1567KB)

—–Inline
Attachment Follows—–

Gerson,

Second
and last file.

Sincerely,

Dianna

Fwd:
Xaua E-mail 1 (Second Sending)

Monday,
July 30, 2007 11:34 AM

From:

“Dianna
Daus”

To:

gerson@altanet.com.br

Message
contains attachments

Xaua Bite
7-26.JPG (1592KB)

—–Inline
Attachment Follows—–


Dianna Daus <diannadaus@sbcglobal.net>
wrote:

>
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 20:50:22 -0700 (PDT)

>
From: Dianna Daus <diannadaus@sbcglobal.net>

>
Subject: Xaua E-mail 1

>
To: gerson@altanet.com.br

>

>
Gerson,

>

>
Do you need a copy of my vetrinarian’s statement?

>
There will be two seperate e-mails.

>

>
Sincerely,

>
Dianna

Fwd:
Xaua E-mail 2 (Second Sending)

Monday,
July 30, 2007 11:35 AM

From:

“Dianna
Daus”

To:

gerson@altanet.com.br

Message
contains attachments

DSC_0027.JPG
(1567KB)

—–Inline
Attachment Follows—–


Dianna Daus <diannadaus@sbcglobal.net>
wrote:

>
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 20:52:17 -0700 (PDT)

>
From: Dianna Daus <diannadaus@sbcglobal.net>

>
Subject: Xaua E-mail 2

>
To: gerson@altanet.com.br

>

>
Gerson,

>

>
Second and last file.

>

>
Sincerely,

>
Dianna

Fwd:
Xaua E-mail 1 (Third Sending)

Wednesday,
August 1, 2007 10:04 AM

From:

“Dianna
Daus”

To:

gerson@altanet.com.br

Message
contains attachments

Xaua Bite
7-26.JPG (1592KB)

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Dianna Daus <diannadaus@sbcglobal.net>
wrote:

>
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 20:50:22 -0700 (PDT)

>
From: Dianna Daus <diannadaus@sbcglobal.net>

>
Subject: Xaua E-mail 1

>
To: gerson@altanet.com.br

>

>
Gerson,

>

>
Do you need a copy of my vetrinarian’s statement?

>
There will be two seperate e-mails.

>

>
Sincerely,

>
Dianna

Fwd:
Xaua E-mail 2 (Third Sending)

Wednesday,
August 1, 2007 10:05 AM

From:

“Dianna
Daus”

To:

gerson@altanet.com.br

Message
contains attachments

DSC_0027.JPG
(1567KB)

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Dianna Daus <diannadaus@sbcglobal.net >
wrote:

>
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 20:52:17 -0700 (PDT)

>
From: Dianna Daus <diannadaus@sbcglobal.net >

>
Subject: Xaua E-mail 2

>
To: gerson@altanet.com.br

>

>
Gerson,

>

>
Second and last file.

>

>
Sincerely,

>
Dianna

Re:
puppy

Monday,
August 13, 2007 10:58 AM

From:

“Dianna
Daus”

To:

“Cachaca
Guapiara”

Cc:

“Trevor.Segelke”

Hi
Cintia e Gerson,

You
and I have dealt honestly with the contract you

outline
on your website, and I wish to continue doing

so.
I’m afraid that Prognatism isn’t a condition you

have
stated in your contract for a replacement puppy.

You
have stated under Hip and Elbow Displasia and

Internal
Health that you offer a replacement. For a

Temperment
and Prognatism you do not specify that.

With
bad hips, the defect is invisible and you should

have
no prior knowledge of the malady, thus a

replacement
in “good faith” might be acceptable. Just

as
we are dealing with Sanja and Coxia.

With
Xaua’s large undershot, the condition was visible

before
you shipped him, a demonstration against your

contract
claim of correct bite; he was sent in “bad

faith”.
I have incurred cost of care and vetrinary

fees.
I have missed the buisness opportunity to breed

my
adult female in season. In addition, since you

choose
not to take him back, I have incurred the fees

of
neutering him and placing him in a home. In

contractual
conflicts I’ve seen, these fees would be

reasonable
to ask for restitution. I am not asking

for
these additional costs.

In
this instance, I am sure anyone would agree in my

reasonable
request. I do not want a replacement,

instead
the $ 1,300.00 returned.

Sincerely,

Dianna
e Trevor

Cachaca
Guapiara <gerson@altanet.com.br >
wrote:

Hi
Dianna

I
talked with Gerson and he told that can give you

other
pupy but not the

money
back.

thanks

Cintia

Re:
puppy

Thursday,
August 23, 2007 11:50 AM

From:

“Dianna
Daus”

To:

“Cachaca
Guapiara”

Hello
Gerson and Cintia,

Hope
all is well.

You
haven’t responded to my last e-mail. Please let

us
settle the matter of Xaua quickly. I have the

proof
of steralization if you wish to see it.

Sincerely,

Dianna
and Trevor

Third
E-mail in Three Weeks

Wednesday,
August 29, 2007 3:32 PM

From:

“Dianna
Daus”

To:

gerson@altanet.com.br

Hello
Gerson and Cintia,

Hope
all is well.

You
haven’t responded to my last e-mail. Please let

us
settle the matter of Xaua quickly. I have the

proof
of steralization if you wish to see it.

Sincerely,

Dianna
and Trevor

Fourth
E-mail

Thursday,
August 30, 2007 2:16 PM

From:

“Dianna
Daus”

To:

gerson@altanet.com.br

Hello
Gerson and Cintia,

Hope
all is well.

You
haven’t responded to my last e-mail. Please let

us
settle the matter of Xaua quickly. I have the

proof
of steralization if you wish to see it.

Sincerely,

Dianna
and Trevor

Xaua

Monday,
September 10, 2007 5:48 PM

From:

“Dianna
Daus”

To:

canilitanhandu@yahoo.com.br

DIRECT
QUOTE COPIED EXACTLY FROM WEB SITE GUARANT

“Health
Guarantee

All
dogs leaving Serra de Itanhandu Kennel are in good

health
and current on all vaccinations as to the age

of
the dog. The dog’s health must be verified by a

licensed
veterinarian within five days of receipt of

this
dog. If there are any problems the dog must be

returned
immediately for replacement.

Temperament
Guarantee

All
dogs leaving Serra de Itanhandu Kennel are

guaranteed
to have correct fila temperament.

Hip
and / or Elbow Dysplaia Guarantee

With
24 months you must do a Rx of your dog and get a

veterinarium
certificate. If he have this problem the

buyer
must send a copy of the x-ray and OFA report to

Serra
de Itanhandu Kennel with the number of the

microchip
at the x-ray before the replacement is made.

The
buyer must return the dog.

Prognatism

Serra
de Itanhandu Kennel give garantees also in the

correct
bite.”

Hi
Cintia e Gerson,

You
and I have dealt honestly with the contract you

outline
on your website, and I wish to continue doing

so.
I’m afraid that Prognatism isn’t a condition you

have
stated in your contract for a replacement

puppy.
Please note the copied section from your own

web
site above.

You
have stated quite specifically under “Hip and/or

Elbow
Displasia” and “Internal Health” that you offer

a
replacement. For a “Temperment Guarantee” and

“Prognatism”
you quite noticeably do not specify that.

With
bad hips, the defect is invisible and you should

have
no prior knowledge of the malady, thus a

replacement
in “good faith” might be acceptable. Just

as
we are dealing with Sanja and Coxia. If the OFA

fails
at two, I will be seeking a replacement just as

we
both have agreed.

With
Xaua’s large undershot, the condition was visible

before
you shipped him, a demonstration against your

contract
claim of correct bite; he was sent in “bad

faith”.
I have incurred cost of care and veterinary

fees.
I have missed the buisness opportunity to breed

my
adult female in season. In addition, since you

choose
not to take him back, I have incurred the fees

of
neutering him and placing him in a home. In

contractual
conflicts I’ve seen, all these fees would

be
reasonable to ask for restitution. I am not asking

for
these additional costs.

In
this instance, I am sure anyone would agree in my

reasonable
request. I do not want a replacement,

instead
the $ 1,300.00 returned.

Sincerely,

Dianna
e Trevor

Second
E-Mail Xaua

Wednesday,
September 12, 2007 9:16 AM

From:

“Dianna
Daus”

To:

“Gerson
& Cintia” ,
gerson@altanet.com.br

DIRECT
QUOTE COPIED EXACTLY FROM WEB SITE GUARANT

“Health
Guarantee

All
dogs leaving Serra de Itanhandu Kennel are in good

health
and current on all vaccinations as to the age

of
the dog. The dog’s health must be verified by a

licensed
veterinarian within five days of receipt of

this
dog. If there are any problems the dog must be

returned
immediately for replacement.

Third
E-Mail This Week , Xaua

Thursday,
September 13, 2007 11:04 AM

From:

“Dianna
Daus”

To:

“Gerson
& Cintia” ,
gerson@altanet.com.br

DIRECT
QUOTE COPIED EXACTLY FROM WEB SITE GUARANT

“Health
Guarantee

All
dogs leaving Serra de Itanhandu Kennel are in good

health
and current on all vaccinations as to the age

of
the dog. The dog’s health must be verified by a

licensed
veterinarian within five days of receipt of

this
dog. If there are any problems the dog must be

returned
immediately for replacement.

Temperament
Guarantee

All
dogs leaving Serra de Itanhandu Kennel are

guaranteed
to have correct fila temperament.

Fourth
E-Mail

Tuesday,
September 18, 2007 6:13 AM

From:

“Dianna
Daus”

To:

“Gerson
& Cintia” ,
gerson@altanet.com.br

Fifth
E-Mail

Wednesday,
September 19, 2007 3:31 PM

From:

“Dianna
Daus”

To:

“Gerson
& Cintia” ,
gerson@altanet.com.br

DIRECT
QUOTE COPIED EXACTLY FROM WEB SITE GUARANT

“Health
Guarantee

Fw:
Xaua E-mail 3

Friday,
September 21, 2007 7:26 AM

From:

“Cachaca
Guapiara”

To:

“Dianna
Daus”

Message
contains attachments

Xaua Bite
3-2.JPG (1615KB)

Hi
Dianna

I
talked with Gerson and the garantees says about a replacement of a
puppy

not
send the money back, it doens’t say it.

We
can send you other dog.

But
we need a photo with his permanent teeth. This photo you sent he
had not

changed
the teeth yet.

um
abraço

Cintia.

Xaua
Bite

Friday,
September 21, 2007 8:35 AM

From:

“Dianna
Daus”

To:

“Cachaca
Guapiara” , “Gerson &
Cintia”

Message
contains attachments

Xaua Bite
7-26.JPG (1592KB)

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Cintia,

Please
forward Sanja’s, Xaua’s and Coxia’s

registration
papers.

Attached
is the photo requested. This is the same

sent
on August 4th of his permanent teeth. In

addition,
I can get a letter of authenticity from my

veterinarian.

Please
forward copies of the pedigrees and hip x-rays

for
both parents in the breeding pair you are

suggesting
a replacement puppy from. My veterinarian

has
examined the archives of the screening system you

utilize
and a rating of 115 or higher is what is

acceptable.
If you have the technology, my

Vetrinarian
hip specialist requests a DVD or CD image,

if
not I understand and would like to see at least the

images
you have produced in the past.

The
replacement puppy shipping cost is your

responsibility.
You and Gerson sent me a visibly

mongaloid
dog, you knew before you put him on a plane

that
his bite was incorrect. As such your legal

interpretation
of the contract does not apply to me

paying
for Xaua’s replacement. I paid for a specimen

free
of defects.

Please
do not delay in responding.

Regards,

Dianna

>
—– Original Message —–

>
From: “Dianna Daus” <diannadaus@sbcglobal.net>

>
To: “Cachaca Guapiara” <gerson@altanet.com.br>

>
Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2007 1:23 AM

>
Subject: Xaua E-mail 3

>

>

>
> And the last.

>
>

>
> I miss printed in an earlier e-mail, it is 3/8″ of

>
a

>
> difference.

>
>

>
> Till tomorrow,

>
> Dianna e Trevor

Second
E-mail Xaua Bite

Monday,
September 24, 2007 11:27 AM

From:

“Dianna
Daus”

To:

“Gerson
& Cintia” ,
gerson@altanet.com.br

Message
contains attachments

Xaua
Bite.eml (2125KB)

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Second
Transmission

Forwarded
Message: Xaua Bite

Xaua
Bite

Friday, September 21, 2007 8:35
AM

From:

“Dianna
Daus”

To:

“Cachaca
Guapiara” , “Gerson &
Cintia”

Message
contains attachments

Xaua Bite
7-26.JPG (1592KB)

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Cintia,

Please
forward Sanja’s, Xaua’s and Coxia’s

registration
papers.

Attached
is the photo requested. This is the same

sent
on August 4th of his permanent teeth. In

addition,
I can get a letter of authenticity from my

veterinarian.

Please
forward copies of the pedigrees and hip x-rays

for
both parents in the breeding pair you are

suggesting
a replacement puppy from. My veterinarian

has
examined the archives of the screening system you

utilize
and a rating of 115 or higher is what is

acceptable.
If you have the technology, my

Vetrinarian
hip specialist requests a DVD or CD image,

if
not I understand and would like to see at least the

images
you have produced in the past.

The
replacement puppy shipping cost is your

responsibility.
You and Gerson sent me a visibly

mongaloid
dog, you knew before you put him on a plane

that
his bite was incorrect. As such your legal

interpretation
of the contract does not apply to me

paying
for Xaua’s replacement. I paid for a specimen

free
of defects.

Please
do not delay in responding.

Regards,

Dianna

>

>
—– Original Message —–

>
From: “Dianna Daus” <diannadaus@sbcglobal.net>

>
To: “Cachaca Guapiara” <gerson@altanet.com.br>

>
Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2007 1:23 AM

>
Subject: Xaua E-mail 3

>

>

>
> And the last.

>
>

>
> I miss printed in an earlier e-mail, it is 3/8″ of

>
a

>
> difference.

>
>

>
> Till tomorrow,

>
> Dianna e Trevor

Third
E-mail Xaua Bite

Tuesday,
September 25, 2007 11:51 AM

From:

“Dianna
Daus”

To:

“Gerson
& Cintia” ,
gerson@altanet.com.br

Message
contains attachments

Second E-mail
Xaua Bite.eml (2126KB)

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Third
Transmission

Forwarded
Message: Second E-mail Xaua Bite

Second
E-mail Xaua Bite

Monday, September 24, 2007 11:27 AM

From:

“Dianna
Daus”

To:

“Gerson
& Cintia” ,
gerson@altanet.com.br

Message
contains attachments

Xaua Bite.eml
(2125KB)

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Second
Transmission

Forwarded
Message: Xaua Bite

Xaua
Bite

Friday, September 21, 2007 8:35 AM

From:

“Dianna
Daus”

To:

“Cachaca
Guapiara” , “Gerson &
Cintia”

Message
contains attachments

Xaua Bite
7-26.JPG (1592KB)

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Fourth
E-Mail Xaua Bite

Thursday,
September 27, 2007 6:13 AM

From:

“Dianna
Daus”

To:

“Gerson
& Cintia” ,
gerson@altanet.com.br

Message
contains attachments

Xaua
Bite.eml (2125KB)

Note:
forwarded message attached.

Ignoring
Shows Lack of Honor, Lying Shows Cowardice

Friday,
October 5, 2007 8:47 AM

From:

“Dianna
Daus”

To:

“Gerson
& Cintia” ,
gerson@altanet.com.br

Message
contains attachments

Fourth E-Mail
Xaua Bite.eml (2126KB)

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forwarded message attached.

Forwarded
Message: Fourth E-Mail Xaua Bite

Fourth
E-Mail Xaua Bite

Thursday, September 27, 2007 6:13
AM

From:

“Dianna
Daus”

To:

“Gerson
& Cintia” ,
gerson@altanet.com.br

Message
contains attachments

Xaua Bite.eml
(2125KB)

Note:
forwarded message attached.

Xaua
Bite

Wednesday,
October 17, 2007 7:36 PM

From:

“Dianna
Daus”

To:

“Gerson
& Cintia” ,
gerson@altanet.com.br

Message
contains attachments

Xaua
Bite.eml (2125KB)

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Note:
forwarded message attached.

Xaua
Bite

Saturday,
October 20, 2007 7:15 AM

From:

“Dianna
Daus”

To:

“Gerson
& Cintia” ,
gerson@altanet.com.br

Legal
Service in MG

Friday,
November 2, 2007 11:51 AM

From:

“Dianna
Daus”

To:

“XXXXXXX>

XXX,

I
purchased a male Fila, “Xaua”, for the purpose of

showing
and breeding. He arrived with a 3/8″

overbite.
In transactions I have dealt with the

owner’s
wife, Cintia, who speaks english. I notified

Cintia
immediately of the overbite. She assured me it

would
correct itself by the time he had all his

permanent
teeth. It did not correct itself. I want

my
money back, they want to replace the dog with

another.

They
are no longer answering my e-mails. Every time I

phone,
where once I was able to be understood through

my
infantile Portugese and or Spanish, I’m no longer

understood.
Cintia is now NEVER home.

The
following is the agreement copied directly from

the
kennel’s web site:

DIRECT
QUOTE COPIED EXACTLY FROM WEB SITE GUARANT

“Health
Guarantee All dogs leaving Serra de

Itanhandu
Kennel are in good health and current on

all
vaccinations as to the age of the dog. The dog’s

health
must be verified by a licensed veterinarian

within
five days of receipt of this dog. If there are

any
problems the dog must be returned immediately for

replacement.

Temperament
Guarantee All dogs leaving Serra de

Itanhandu
Kennel are guaranteed to have correct fila

temperament.

Hip
and / or Elbow Dysplaia Guarantee With 24

months
you must do a Rx of your dog and get a

veterinarium
certificate. If he have this problem the

buyer
must send a copy of the x-ray and OFA report to

Serra
de Itanhandu Kennel with the number of the

microchip
at the x-ray before the replacement is made.

The
buyer must return the dog.

Prognatism
Serra de Itanhandu Kennel give

garantees
also in the correct bite.”

Prognatism
isn’t a condition they stated for a

replacement
puppy.

They
stated specifically under “Hip and/or Elbow

Displasia”
and “Internal Health” the offer of a

replacement.
For a “Temperment Guarantee” and

“Prognatism”
they noticeably do not specify that.

With
bad hips, the defect is invisible and you should

have
no prior knowledge of the malady, thus a

replacement
in “good faith” might be acceptable.

With
Xaua’s large undershot, the condition was visible

before
they shipped him, a demonstration against

their
contract claim of correct bite; he was sent in

“bad
faith”.

I
have incurred cost of care and veterinary fees. I

have
missed the buisness opportunity to breed my

adult
female in season. In addition, since they

choose
not to take him back, I have incurred the fees

of
neutering him and placing him in a home. In

contractual
conflicts I’ve seen, all these fees would

be
reasonable to ask for restitution. I am not asking

for
these additional costs. In this instance,
I

think
this is a reasonable request. I do not want a

replacement,
instead the

$
1,300.00 returned.

They
have not forwarded the pedigree for the 8 month

old
female I purchased from them either.

Of
course I have photos and all the e-mails.

What
is the likelyhood of winning such a long distance

effort?

Sincerely,

Dianna
e Trevor Segelke

de
la Luna

Re:
Legal Service

Wednesday,
December 12, 2007 4:56 AM

From:

“XXXXXXXXXX

To:

“Dianna
Daus”

Dear
Dianna,

XXXXXXXXXX.

I
have presented your case to my partners and we came to the
conclusion that

the
apparently simplest (and cheaper) way to solve the question would
be a

contact
with your opponent to be done by myself, in order to try to get a

settlement,
in which you could receive back the value paid for the dogs and

the
freight costs. The dogs should be brought back and the
business should

be
undone.

Anyway,
if I am not successful to get the friendly agreement, the only
thing

to
do will be to sue the dog’s sellers. Brazilian Court shall try
the case.

Unfortunately,
I have to inform that the proceedings in Brazil run very

slowly
and maybe the costs will be at last bigger than the values you
have

already
expended. There will be other practical difficulties due to the

exigency
of the Brazilian law:

1
– all the documents to be used as evidences shall be written in
Portuguese

or,
if they are written in English, shall be translated to Portuguese,
by a

Professional
Translator, legally authorized to issue official translations.

This
is also expensive;

2
– normally the presence of the plaintiff in all the hearings is
a

condition
for the procedure – we could solve this difficulty by receiving

special
powers to represent you in hearings. The document to be signed by

you
shall be issued, unfortunately In Portuguese (you should to sign

documents
giving us some powers to represent you in terms you cannot

understand
and it is not a comfortable situation either for you or for us…)

So,
I propose to try first the friendly solution and talk again about
the

other
solution (trial) in case I have no success with it.

If
you agree, we will charge you with pro labore fee of US$ 500,00
(five

hundred
dollars) to be paid cash.

Please
let me know your decision.

I
and my partners are at your disposition for any further
information or

clarification
that you eventually have.

Yours,
sincerely,

XXXXXXXX

Brazilian
Cousellor