Douglas Hall Kennels

(16 Posts)
Mattiemoomoo Mon 15-Jan-18 14:48:36

Has anyone heard anything about them or bought a dog from them?
I am ideally looking for a Labrador puppy and have heard good things about their puppies but would like to know more.

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Bubble2bubble Mon 15-Jan-18 15:23:08

They are licensed breeders which means they keep a large number of breeding dogs - you can find out how many from the local council.

They are offering a large number of designer crossbreeds with made up names.

Without googling any further these two things scream puppy farm to me.

Bubble2bubble Mon 15-Jan-18 15:37:02

£295 for a lurcher pup? wtf
And they will arrange to courier your pup to you angry

missbattenburg Mon 15-Jan-18 15:37:49

A little googling suggests that they sell puppies imported from Ireland with dubious lineage (e.g selling dogs as one breed that are not necessarily so). There appear to have been a number of protests against them or their owner by people opposed to puppy farming.

Their 'litter' of labs inc all three colours (black, yellow, brown) which would require quite a specific set of parental genetics. Not impossible but much more likely that this is not a single litter at all but pups bought and and clumped together to look like a litter. Goes against all the advice to see a litter interacting together and with the mother (mothers are not mentioned as viewable anywhere on their website).

The price of the dogs is far above what those dogs are worth (if life can have a price) and for that money you could get a healthy, well balanced dog from a reputable breeder who has given it the very best start in life. It takes longer but at least then you know you have not bought a puppy at the expense of a lifetime of misery/breeding for the mother.

Whitney168 Mon 15-Jan-18 17:03:08

The simplest of Google searches will show you not to touch this place with a bargepole.

Whitney168 Mon 15-Jan-18 17:06:56

For a little more info, as well as importing lots of dubious puppies from Irish puppy farm hell-holes, they also have a licence for 15 breeding bitches themselves.

If you buy from them, you are supporting this.

Find a breeder who can show you BVA hip, elbow and eye certificates for ALL their breeding stock, and who can demonstrate many generations of good temperaments and then wait until the right breeder has a puppy available.

rightsaidfrederickII Mon 15-Jan-18 17:32:01

Puppy farm. Avoid it like the plague.


tabulahrasa Mon 15-Jan-18 18:54:03

18 different breeds and crosses... all on the ground now!!!!


God, they're really churning them out somewhere sad

daisydotandgertie Mon 15-Jan-18 18:57:31

You will not get a well bred Labrador puppy from them. They haven’t even got the colours named correctly. I wouldn’t touch them with a barge pole.

Bubble2bubble Mon 15-Jan-18 18:59:12

A bit like this place - I asked on their FB how many breeding bitches they kept and if it was possible to meet the mothers of the pups ... I was immediately blocked off the page.

indigo1613 Wed 30-Jan-19 19:05:32

gudrunandtheseeress Wed 30-Jan-19 19:31:17

It's a puppy mill, only use a breeder certified by the Kennel Club of Gt Britain (or your country's equivalent if abroad). Don't touch that outfit.
The Labrador Club of GB will have a list of approved member breeders with litters.

MrsCocoabean Wed 30-Jan-19 19:38:58

This video on YouTube suggests that it’s a huge puppy farm:

Avoid it!!

emma123456 Thu 31-Jan-19 09:17:42

We are also looking for a lab. Check out the Kennel Club list of breeders - there are lots of labs on there just now. Champdogs is also a decent website.

adaline Thu 31-Jan-19 10:25:13

They're a puppy farm. Avoid.

SlothMama Thu 31-Jan-19 11:46:07

I wouldn't touch this place with a barge pole, there is not one mention of health testing of the parents. Which should ring alarm bells for anyone and with there being so many puppies for sale it is clearly a puppy farm.

There is no way that with this many puppies they could be properly socialised. Find an accredited breeder who health test and do lots of socialisation.

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