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Good point about why has no one taken action? The woman just down the road from me uses a broker to sell her puppies. Her dogs are adored family pets who run free and lead perfect dog lives. One of my friends got a puppy directly from her who is a fabulous dog, smart, friendly, healthy and happy. My neighbour has a big farm and just does not want the hassle of people calling, people visiting, problems with cash transactions etc... Plus she is two hours from the city and prospective clients. The last thing farmers want is a multitude of people tramping in germs and disturbing their livestock. All this to say that just because a dog is from a broker does not mean it is necessarily from a mill.
It does make you wonder how they are allowed to remain in business, if they are so inhumane. I am happy to hear that you know of a woman, who does not run a mill, but who uses brokers to sell her pups. Everything I read suggested that breeders would never use a broker to sell their pups; you have just proved that wrong! :)
 

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My goodness, I did not know it was so difficult in Ontario, to find a reputable breeder for cockapoos. I was about to start searching for one, when I lucked out on a lady who wanted a new home for hers, and she lived in the same city.

I went to meet Bella, ask a lot of questions and asked for a copy of Bella's vet visits. I was fortunate the lady was happy with all my questions, and let us give Bella a new home!
 

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It does make you wonder how they are allowed to remain in business, if they are so inhumane. I am happy to hear that you know of a woman, who does not run a mill, but who uses brokers to sell her pups. Everything I read suggested that breeders would never use a broker to sell their pups; you have just proved that wrong! :)
I don't know about over there but sadly there are many places over here (especially in Ireland and Wales) which i would class as a puppy mill/farm but are just classed as licenced breeders, and if the dogs are not being physically abused (well not when inspectors call anyway) and are given enough food and water then the councils think it is ok to grant them a licence, despite them keeping literally hundreds of dogs which get limited human interaction, no exercise other than a small pen and pups are removed and shipped at a young age. the worst ones do get shut down occasionally, good job but there are loads more that should be.
 

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Hello, I am also looking for a good breeder for a Cockapoo in Ontario.
Looked at Pets in the Country and also Perfect Puppies and both look great on paper but so hard to know!
Would love it if someone can tell me their experience with either or send me a contact for another breeder they know is reputable.

Thanks!
 

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Hello, anyone had any experience with Nanny's Kennel? We are looking to adopt a puppy as well. It is so hard to find reputable breeders. I've done research but it's hard to know if the information is a good front or genuinely

Any tips on what to look for is greatly appreciated!
 

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Hello, I am also looking for a good breeder for a Cockapoo in Ontario.
Looked at Pets in the Country and also Perfect Puppies and both look great on paper but so hard to know!
Would love it if someone can tell me their experience with either or send me a contact for another breeder they know is reputable.

Thanks!
Hello, I'm not sure if you are still looking for a puppy or where whatsuppup found hers from. But she did mention finding a breeder in Bancroft and I suspect that it is the same one I got Poppy from. It was a 3hr drive for us to pick Poppy up but it was worth it. She has such a good temperment and so playful & loving. The breeder had a large kennle for all her pups, which you can go and see. All the parents are there too if you wanted to look at them. The breeder also starts potty training them from birth and so we did not have any mojor issues with training Poppy apart from little accidents here and there when we first got her. Before we picked her up we were sent a list of supplies to prepare for and a few doctuments to read up on how to train and take care of the new pup which was very helpful.

My cousin also got her cockapoo from the same breeder 3 years ago and he is so lovely and calm. His parents are not the same as Poppy's. When he is with Poppy he just lets her do what she want to him, be it taking over his toys and bed or jumping on him to play. When she gets to much he will bark at her and 'put her in her place' and then its back to playing. Poppy adores him.

Poppy's health was guaranteed for a year (eventhough Poppy started having anal gland issues a few months ago, which is not normal for pups) she has not had any other health issues which could be traced to improper care on the breeders end. She came with her first shots as well. The only thing I was not a big fan of was the food which was Royal Canin, but you can change that later on. We also got a pasport and documents with the names of her parents for any future reference.

Good luck finding your puppy :)

Just editing this post because I looked up Perfect Puppies and I saw at the bottom a little signpost saying "Home of Dillabough's Dogs" which also happened to be the same last name as the breeder I got Poppy from, but not the same site or lady. So I went to check the address for Perfect Puppes to see if matches A&R but I couldnt find one on that site which I thought was weird. So I am suspecting that they are family related.
 
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