I have been looking to adopt a CKC puppy for a while and I come across this website just a couple of weeks ago. The breeder is near Co. Wicklow (Ireland) and it suited us perfectly as we live nearby. So I called in, asking the usual questions. My fiance and I wanted to book an appointment to see the place, the parents and the puppies before actually sign any agreements. I asked if their place was nearby the bus stop (we don't have a car so we were using public transport to reach the breeder). She told us that their house was in the country side but she offered to bring at the bus stop some of the puppies so that we could have a look at them . I immediatly said no and we decided then to just rent a car for the following weekend and visit the breeder. Once we got there, we were very surprised on how many cavaliers they had (adults). I must have count at least 6 or 7 adults plus a couple of puppies (maybe 8/9 months old). They were all running in this enormous pen, just behind the house. I thought it was nice, considering all the space they had to run free. When they got closed to us, I noticed that they were very dirty but I consider it normal as they obviously were left outside the whole time. Next to it there was a shelter, with no windows and I must say in very poor condition . The lady then finally came out of the house to talk to us. She never asked anything about us, were we lived and what did for living, if we ever had dogs, and so on. She informed us of the price and the avilability of the puppies as the one available when I called in had already been given away. When we said we were interested, she took a big black note book to write down our names and numbers. It was obvious, from the list of the name in that same book, that she had a big business going on . When she told us about the availability, she said that she was awaiting for a couple of litter any time soon. So I asked which dogs were expecting and she told us that they were kept in the shelter , where also all of them were put at night time or in case of rain.
I have read a lot about puppies farm and I am worried that this might be one of them.
I was wondering if any of you in Ireland has got in touch with them before and if they had experienced the same.... (for obvious reason I won't make any names, in case I am the one who is being to fussy!)
Thanks a lot for your help!