Mellymel

Blandon, PA

#1 Feb 24, 2013
I found this goldendoodle on greenfields.com and the breeder is Jesse Kauffman. Was wondering if he is a legit breeder or running a puppymill. Please help me if anyone knows anything. He lives in Christiana, Pa. Think he is menonite. He did show me the father of the pup which is a mini poodle. The mother he did not bring into house since she was full of mud, since it was a rainy day....im hoping thats why she was. The mother is a mini goldendoodle.
Lovaldgs

Morgantown, PA

#2 Feb 24, 2013
He is a large commercial breeder. Licensed to breed 51-100 dogs a year. Passed inspections in 2012 but that does not guarantee you will be getting a good puppy. Sounds like he is into the latest "fad" designer dogs, e.g. Mixed breeds.

Being licensed by the Department of Agriculture is becoming a red flag in itself because the breeder can sell large quantities of dogs to wholesale brokers who sell to pet stores and most of these breeders are in it strictly for the money, not the betterment of the breed.

The fact he would not show you the mother or where she is kept, no matter what he told you is a huge red flag! What was he hiding....mothers kept in small dirty cages I'll bet or maybe he didn't have mother? And was selling for someone else. Any good breeder is proud to show you the mother so you can interact with her and see her temperament.

Personally if I wanted a mixed breed, I would rescue. But if you do decide to buy from this breeder, demand to see mother and where puppies and her were kept as well as ask for vet certificate and call vet before you buy pup. If Jesse comes up with more excuses? Walk away!

Good luck...
Lovaldgs
Mellymel

Brooklyn, NY

#3 Feb 24, 2013
Lovaldgs wrote:
He is a large commercial breeder. Licensed to breed 51-100 dogs a year. Passed inspections in 2012 but. Ahat does not guarantee you will be getting a good puppy. Sounds like he is into the latest "fad" designer dogs, e.g. Mixed breeds.
Being licensed by the Department of Agriculture is becoming a red flag in itself because the breeder can sell large quantities of dogs to wholesale brokers who sell to pet stores and most of these breeders are in it strictly for the money, not the betterment of the breed.
The fact he would not show you the mother or where she is kept, no matter what he told you is a huge red flag! What was he hiding....mothers kept in small dirty cages I'll bet or maybe he didn't have mother? And was selling for someone else. Any good breeder is proud to show you the mother so you can interact with her and see her temperament.
Personally if I wanted a mixed breed, I would rescue. But if you do decide to buy from this breeder, demand to see mother and where puppies and her were kept as well as ask for vet certificate and call vet before you buy pup. If Jesse comes up with more excuses? Walk away!
Good luck...
Lovaldgs
Thank you so much! I will be asking more questions and demand to meet the mother. Also to call the vet. I will also look into a rescue pup!

Since: Feb 13

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#4 Feb 28, 2013
Mellymel wrote:
I found this goldendoodle on greenfields.com and the breeder is Jesse Kauffman. Was wondering if he is a legit breeder or running a puppymill. Please help me if anyone knows anything. He lives in Christiana, Pa. Think he is menonite. He did show me the father of the pup which is a mini poodle. The mother he did not bring into house since she was full of mud, since it was a rainy day....im hoping thats why she was. The mother is a mini goldendoodle.
Jessie is a very good breeder. He fully stands behind his puppies and we fully support the way he conducts himself as a breeder. He does sell the amount of dogs that Lovaldgs said, but the way he does it is the right way. His dogs are well socialized, properly cared for, vet checked, and have good bloodlines from mother and father alike. You can call us with any questions or visit www.greenfieldpuppies.com to contact us as well. I actually spoke with Jessie today and he said he would have let the mom inside, but she was busy being a dog and digging in the mud:)
Lovaldgs

Morgantown, PA

#5 Mar 1, 2013
How can a breeder sell that amount of dogs but do it the right way. Better the breed? Be sure genetic defects are bred out? Breed for temperament?

I still stand by my original concern, that any breeder that sells large amounts of dogs is strictly in it for the money and not the betterment of the breed. And now with the amount of cross breeding going on there is more of a chance of genetic defects being passed on.

And for not showing the mother dog because she was digging in mud? Oh come on, what an excuse....bring customer outside then to meet her. Why wasn't that done? Well he was too busy getting potential customer hooked on the cute fluffy puppy.

Advice....don't ever let a breeder hide mother from you. If he does? He is hiding something he doesn't want you to see. Walk away!

Lovaldgs

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#6 Mar 5, 2013
Lovaldgs wrote:
How can a breeder sell that amount of dogs but do it the right way. Better the breed? Be sure genetic defects are bred out? Breed for temperament?
I still stand by my original concern, that any breeder that sells large amounts of dogs is strictly in it for the money and not the betterment of the breed. And now with the amount of cross breeding going on there is more of a chance of genetic defects being passed on.
And for not showing the mother dog because she was digging in mud? Oh come on, what an excuse....bring customer outside then to meet her. Why wasn't that done? Well he was too busy getting potential customer hooked on the cute fluffy puppy.
Advice....don't ever let a breeder hide mother from you. If he does? He is hiding something he doesn't want you to see. Walk away!
Lovaldgs
He wasn't hiding the mother, he just didn't let her in at that time because she was muddy. Also, since so many breeders only breed for the betterment of the breed, perhaps they would like to offer the puppies at cost, since they are not concerned with the profit.
Lovaldgs

Morgantown, PA

#7 Mar 6, 2013
Everyone of the large breeders are concerned with the profit and why so many breed so many puppies.

Very few breed for the betterment of the breed. If they did? Why so many different breeds offered by one breeder. And as inspection reports show on many, their paperwork is shoddy so how do they keep track of genetics, personality, etc. in a line they are breeding? They don't.....

Ok --- mother was muddy? Oh come on....Lame excuse....bring customer out to her or better yet where she was kept when having babies and how she was kept. Cage? Large pen? Where, and if in house? Mud is no excuse, every dog gets muddy when they go out...that's a dog.:-)

I do not trust a breeder that won't show me mother......good breeders will do that, muddy feet and all.
Greenfield Puppies wrote:
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He wasn't hiding the mother, he just didn't let her in at that time because she was muddy. Also, since so many breeders only breed for the betterment of the breed, perhaps they would like to offer the puppies at cost, since they are not concerned with the profit.

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#8 Mar 7, 2013
Lovaldgs wrote:
Everyone of the large breeders are concerned with the profit and why so many breed so many puppies.
Very few breed for the betterment of the breed. If they did? Why so many different breeds offered by one breeder. And as inspection reports show on many, their paperwork is shoddy so how do they keep track of genetics, personality, etc. in a line they are breeding? They don't.....
Ok --- mother was muddy? Oh come on....Lame excuse....bring customer out to her or better yet where she was kept when having babies and how she was kept. Cage? Large pen? Where, and if in house? Mud is no excuse, every dog gets muddy when they go out...that's a dog.:-)
I do not trust a breeder that won't show me mother......good breeders will do that, muddy feet and all.
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Ok, I can understand your point there, but if I am not mistaken the person who started this post bought the puppy and is very happy. Not every large breeder is doing it wrong.
Lovaldgs

Morgantown, PA

#9 Mar 8, 2013
Agree that every large breeder is not doing it wrong but so many are and that it is what is giving the good breeders a bad reputation. And the bad ones advertise right along with the good ones.

That is why I try and educate the public because they need to know what to look out for. Not showing mother is one of the red flags to be aware of.

Glad to hear the person is happy with their puppy and I hope they have many many years with their new family member.

I just wish that every story on here had happy endings.:-)
Greenfield Puppies wrote:
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Ok, I can understand your point there, but if I am not mistaken the person who started this post bought the puppy and is very happy. Not every large breeder is doing it wrong.
Give up

Reading, PA

#10 May 11, 2013
Greenfield Puppies wrote:
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Ok, I can understand your point there, but if I am not mistaken the person who started this post bought the puppy and is very happy. Not every large breeder is doing it wrong.
I would give up the argument. The person you are replying to is a typical Elverson moron. Stick up the butt, nothing they do or say is incorrect.

Idiots.
Mellymel

Bangor, PA

#11 May 11, 2013
Give up wrote:
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I would give up the argument. The person you are replying to is a typical Elverson moron. Stick up the butt, nothing they do or say is incorrect.
Idiots.
Huh?
Mellymel

Bangor, PA

#12 May 11, 2013
I am very happy with my puppy. It did not take long to get her house broken. Her and my 17 month old son are inseperable! Now she is learning other commands. She is healthy, happy, and very friendly. Also very protective of my son. I may have not worded my one statement correctly. I did see the mother but he would not bring her in the house because she was full of mud.
Lovaldgs

Morgantown, PA

#13 May 11, 2013
Ha, ha, ha....first, I am NOT an Elverson resident. This blog just guesses at the general area you live in...never exactly right....some days I'm from other towns.....so your assumption is wrong!

And nothing I do or say is incorrect? Didn't you mean correct??? LOL

You HAVE to be a puppy miller or from a broker for the mills,or you wouldn't attack me...ha ha must have hit a nerve.....good !
Give up wrote:
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I would give up the argument. The person you are replying to is a typical Elverson moron. Stick up the butt, nothing they do or say is incorrect.
Idiots.

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