Wise words

I did not write this, but have permission to share, It was written by a friend of mine, Dr MJ Rawlings who is also a breeder of standard poodles and rare breed poultry. I fully agree with what she has written, it is a minefield for people looking for a puppy, hopefully this will help anyone looking to sort the wheat from the chaff.

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Red Flags

As usual, people are enquiring about puppies and I don’t have puppies available now. I also seem to have had a lot of recent requests asking me what I know about this or that breed, or what I think of some other breeder, and I get occasional questions from people in other countries asking how to find a local breeder. If you want one of my puppies, you’re more likely to be able to have one if you’re prepared to go on the waiting list until the next litter is born. This post is for those people who can’t wait, or who after researching have decided another breed is more suitable.

When I was a child (and I don’t know if my memory has embroidered this story), my mother had a friend who was a salt-of-the-earth sort of person and who circumstances hadn’t exactly been kind to. She worked hard to support an adult child with...

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