John the Owner has been sick with Alzheimer’s for many years I dealt with his son in-law who was a really nice guy. He spent a lot of time with me. I just didn’t like his dogs.
All the dogs where well taken care of. I have no problem boarding my dog there.
1.At the time I was there I would guesstimate he had over 50 Springer’s. I question why so many and what kind of breeding he is into.
2.He pretty much told me he had hunting dogs, I’m looking for breeding trying to produce field trial prospects.
3 NONE of his dogs see VETS and none have ever had eyes, hips ect checked. A requirement in my book.
4.He has rat problem.
5.He new I was coming 2.5hrs and was really unorganized as far as paperwork pedigrees. He had so many dogs it was hard to decipher the pedigrees he had and remember the dogs.
6. I thought 500$+ was very high for his dogs with so-so bloodlines and not vet checked. I have no problem paying 5-800$ for top dog thathas eyes checked and parents checked.
Yes he has impressive website and that pedigree looks good. In fact he did not tell me or show me the pedigrees in his website. I’m sure he has good dogs however 1-6 was enough to turn me away. Im sure many people are happy with his dogs they just are not for me.