The Jabari CD so-called hypoallergenic dog breed stopped being bred by the company that developed it, Lifestyle Pets (formerly Allerca.) The company had claimed that anyone with pet allergies would not be bothered by their dogs or cats. The cost of a puppy was $15,950 not including shipping and handling. The supposedly last animal from the company sold, a kitten, was in 2011.
The company began in 2004 and managed to rake in tens of thousands of dollars before the company got out of the pet breeding business in 2010. Allerca’s original office in San Diego was shut down due to a myriad of financial problems in 2006.
No Hypoallergenic Dogs
Lifestyle Pets claimed that their animals were genetically altered to not produce the chemicals in pet dander that people can be allergic to. Sadly, there is no such thing as a hypoallergenic cat or dog. This fact did not stop many people from paying outrageous costs for a puppy. Lifestyle Pets never provided any hard data to back up their claims.
By the time they realized that they were allergic to the dog, the 30 day “guarantee” had elapsed or they were too much in love with the dog in order to send it back. To make things even more confusing, the Lifestyle Pets website is still online, which makes it appear as if they are still have dogs and cats to sell. Also, few people who paid full price actually received any animals.
Lifestyle Pets claimed that their toy dogs weighed a maximum of 16 pounds and had dark colored coats with some small white patches on the chest. However, in the customer testimonial section of Lifestyle pets’ website, white and cream dogs can be seen. All of dogs pictured on the websites appeared like toy poodles.
It is unknown whether the dogs pictured on Lifestyle Pets’ website are actually Jabari GD dogs and not hybrids or other breeds like toy poodles. Although poodles and poodle-crosses have been touted as hypoallergenic, they are not.
Did the Breed Actually Exist?
Whether the Jabari GD dog actually existed is known only to the employees of Lifestyle Pets and they aren’t talking. The only images and information about the breed has been produced from Lifestyle Pets. There are no proud Jabari GD owners that place photos on the web. There are no Jabari GD breed classes at dog shows.
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