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Some photos of the conditions dogs kept in at Lortons on here Lancashire Against Puppy Farming

For low shedding/allergy Rafflesscam have you looked at poodles? With a cute teddybear cut they are every bit as cute as cockapoos and you know exactly what coat you will end up with unlike a cross
 

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Some photos of the conditions dogs kept in at Lortons on here Lancashire Against Puppy Farming

For low shedding/allergy Rafflesscam have you looked at poodles? With a cute teddybear cut they are every bit as cute as cockapoos and you know exactly what coat you will end up with unlike a cross
I quite like bedlingtons. Hopefully in six months loads will come up when the people who should never have got a dog in the first place decide to get rid of them.
 

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Just seen a comment elsewhere about other breeders doing this and there is a suggested that Trading Standards might be interested in them breaching contracts they have with you - just a thought
 

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Just seen a comment elsewhere about other breeders doing this and there is a suggested that Trading Standards might be interested in them breaching contracts they have with you - just a thought
yeah - I was considering reporting them to
Their council. I’ve spoke to someone who got a pup off them in March and it was poorly for a month. She spoke to someone who got a pup in April who had parvo!
 

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I would urge you to report them and encourage them to too. The more reports they get the more chance there is that they will be forced to either close or at least clean up their act and do the right thing for the dogs
 

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Im glad you are not going through with Raffles. They are obviously a puppy farm. I joined a Facebook group for cockapoo owners and they have blocked people that ask questions a such as where is the puppy’s mother or any negative comments. Please do not buy from them 😞 I got my lovely boy from an amazing person in Lincolnshire, happy to pass on the contact. Important when you get a puppy from a good breeder you might have to wait. Better wait and have a healthy puppy than to give money to puppy farms 😞
Please could you let me know your breeders details? Thanks 🙂
 

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We were on their waiting list for 13 months (due to a change in circumstances in that time) and my concerns grew and grew as time went on.
They have increased their prices three times in the period but this last jump was the final straw and we asked for our money back.
Although I know people who have lovely frogs from Raffles I do feel they are a puppy farm with a good website and big following! They ALWAYS seem to have litters ready to go - often posting that they have different breeds at the same time - so clearly they always have multiple litters. I just don’t know how they can look after the welfare of their puppies and they never post about the adult dogs so I dread to think how they are looked after :(
 

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I contacted several previous buyers from Raffles via their Facebook group and several replied. All of them rated them very highly and said their dogs were all healthy. I also did the 2 hr trip to visit Raffles this weekend as I wanted to see it for myself and I felt they were very professional and their dogs most importantly, looked happy and healthy. I queried the bad reviews and according to Raffles, these people didn’t follow the guidelines. Apparently, one person took their pup, age 8-9wks to a pub before its 2nd vaccination. I also contacted their local council and asked if they had any issues with this breeder. They assured me they had the correct licence, been inspected by councils animal welfare inspector etc.. so anyway, my personal impression is that Raffle is actually what it says on their website. A large breeder but ethical and keen on animal welfare. They asked a lot about how many hrs I work, if we have a garden etc. They also offer to vaccinate the pups fully before they leave.
I have a raffles dog and I'm glad I bought him to save him from that place on reflection i should never have bought a puppy from them without seen parents and interaction with other puppies he was born with
 

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Do they actually not let you see the mum with pups? Has anyone got a detailed account of what picking up the pup entails? Can you see where most of the adult dogs live? And what do they say if you ask?

I am SO pleased we pulled out because even knowing they are a bad place I’m not sure I would have been able to say we didn’t want the puppy after meeting him!
 

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Hi when you get there you go through massive gates and enter a property that holds three houses .. You go into a room were a puppy is waiting they carry in a supposed mother and father but they are not put down to interact with the puppy on reflection now the mother wasn't showing any sign that she had fed puppies.
There are no other puppies with yours to see well I wasn't shown any
You are not shown any living accommodation for the puppies at all just told they are kept in a hudge barn type facility that you can see from the car park area
It's not a normal environment at all I now think they are just a money making facility I also never met the lady only the man I'm not even sure she exists
 

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They bred around 150 litters during 2019 alone so have so many litters at one time they can not be giving decent socialisation and they have large barn type structures where presumably the dogs and pups all live. This number is well beyond what they are licensed for. There are also numerous account of pups having worms, ear mites and giardia and in cases being seriously ill. Any questions or negative comments are immediately deleted from their facebook page - they appear to only allow positive comments.
 
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