I had this lady onto me this morning almost in tears this morning, she had not been able to get these puppies out of her mind all night, she assures me there is no way she is going to line this "person's" pockets in order to save them however, she is incredibly strong and brave in this decision. Her main reason for this is that she already has a Lab and is terrified what she might bring in that could infect him. These puppies had never been wormed, the breeder wormed them in front of her! She also very kindly gave me this persons name and address.
OK, I have checked the Parent Club members list and they are NOT members so I CANNOT report him for selling underage puppies with regards to the Code of Ethics, a call to the KC established he is NOT an accredited breeder either. Ironically the KC bought this scheme out to "guarantee" a pup was from a reputable breeder, this has backfired somewhat as a lot of the farmers have signed up to give themselves credibility!! Am not sure what the credentials are for joining, they did send me a flyer, about the most I can remember is that you have to have all your dogs DNA registered with them after a year of being in the scheme, am sure there is more info on their website however!! www.the-kennel-club.org.uk I think is the link!!
Anyway, I have been in touch with Environmental health for his area as too has the lady I spoke to, and expressed concerns over the use of his premises for breeding, I know that they will investigate numbers etc on his premises, but I also know that as long as he is NOT breeding more than 4 litters a year they will not really be that interested. Bit of a half hearted result, but basically EH are going to call on him soon, as too I believe from my enquires are the RSPCA on her behalf.
Any-one who wants to know this persons name and address feel free to PM me so you can put the word out that this is a breeder to avoid! My enquirer also told me of an email she received from another breeder who RECOMMENDED this man!! She should be in touch soon with that ladies address as well, as if she is recommending him, surely her own standards would be suspect too?? However I feel a visit to her own premises wouls be in order before any conclusions could be made in fairness to her, maybe the posh Range Rover makes him "acceptable" to her??
Will keep you all posted on this anyway!!