Re: Golden Meadows Kennel
Now, if you bothered to fully research that you would find that everything was dropped. The employee that leveled the allegations stole 3 puppies from us. We managed to recover one vizsla pup from her. She had 5 other dogs in a 2 bedroom house with 6 people living in it the house was a pig sty.
The D.A. dropped all charges after we produced 30 witnesses that testified at the preliminary hearing that the dog belonged to us & was never given to this employee. The other allegations were the result of this employee with ties HSUS trying to close us down. She convinced 2 other employees to stop doing their jobs correctly. These employees were written up for failure to follow protocol. They placed the puppies in crates that were too small in order to bolster their false allegations.
When the Humane society toured the property the ONLY problem they had was that they felt we needed more dog houses in a couple of runs & additional shade on 2 runs. If they felt the dogs were in danger or that we really were a "puppy mill" they were prepared to remove all of our dogs from the property. They didn't take a single animal, because my dogs are all in excellent health, well cared for & quite pampered. In fact one my employees remarked in an interview the Humane Society that we wished he ate half as well as the dogs did.
As to me being in this for the money. Yes I am a professional breeder, I am very proud of that fact. I have through the years, bettered my lines, produced healthier animals. I don't have a single dog with under a "good" ofa rating the majority of dogs have "excellent" hip scores. My rate of dogs that developed cancer, hip dysplasia, epilepsy is so far below the national average it amazes even me.
Our dogs are our life, they are our passion. We have spent years learning about genetics, health, animal husbandry, veterinary care. We have missed vacations, weddings, school plays because we needed to be with an animal that needed our undivided attention. I have hundreds of pictures of children & grandchildren however I have tens of thousand of pictures of my dogs. It's because of "hobby" breeders that we have plethora genetic defects in our pure bred dogs. People who mean well but have no experience or knowledge of standards, evaluation, genetics that have produced the poor quality animals that have caused such heart ache to so many.
And if you think that those kennels whose dogs are listed in the top ten in nation are not professional breeders you are sadly mistaken. In order to produce a champion it takes money, time, knowledge, quality lines. It doesn't happen because I have girl & my friend has a boy & lets have puppies. It is because of professional breeders that did testing before anyone required that it be done the average life span has increased, it is professional breeders that educate the general public on the pros & cons of their breed, it is professional breeders that supported the AKC for over 100 years. We are the reason that YOU are able to own a pure bred dog, that they are no longer solely the domain the wealthy. Without us the Vizsla's would be around today.
Again, you are more than welcome to call & make an appointment to meet us & our dogs.
Now back to the topic at hand ADVERTISEMENTS: If you are so offended by my advertisement appearing on this web site, then write to the web master/owner. The only way an advertisement can appear here is if the web master is accepting MONEY from Google for them to appear. Do you understand that? The owner of this web site is making MONEY on it! OMG they must be a horrible person for accepting money for their time, knowledge & experience. Could it be that they are a professional? (just is case you missed it that is call rhetoric)
I am done with this topic, go ahead flame away, vent your spleen, call me all the names in the book. At the end of the day, I took the high road, I don't need to be vitriolic, mean or disparaging to any member on this board (unlike others) in order to get my point across. I KNOW what I am doing in my breeding program has produced higher quality animals than I started with, you are welcome to believe me or not, you are welcome to come out & meet us or not. However I have found that the self righteous don't like to have their point of view rebuked or questioned at all. It is so much easier to throw mud than have a reasoned discussion. I generally refrain from posting on boards like this because of those few persons who tend to hijack a discussion & turn it into elementary school fight right down to the name calling. (hmm maybe I should have stated this whole post with "I'm rubber you're glue what bounces off of me sticks on you")
In closing I will paraphrase the old adage, Those who can: do, those can't: teach, those who can't teach: spend way too much time posting on chat forums. (OK so that last statement was a bit nasty but I couldn't resist)
PS Redbirddog,please send me an email or give me a call you would be most welcome to come out here, I will give you access to the whole facility. I would only ask that refrain from interacting with other animals on the day of your appointment until after your visit. (I know too many breeders that have had infections brought in by outsiders) We are available Mon-Sat between 11-4. And I do thank you for open mindedness it can be a rare commodity on a chat forum.