Clearly this breeder is all about producing hundreds of puppies at cheap prices. His motive is to make money at any cost not to raise healthy puppies for people.
He calls him self a professional breeder, More like a professional con in my opinion. Golden doodles have more health problems now than purebred goldens or poodles. Why? Simple because of breeders like this that do not health test their breeding dogs.
Common Health Problems
Breeding Goldens can be profitable for puppy mills and backyard breeders. As a result of careless breeding for profit, Goldens are prone to genetic disorders and other diseases. Hip dysplasia is very common in the breed. When buying a puppy its parents should have been examined by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) or by The University of Pennsylvania Hip Improvement Program (PennHIP) for hip disease.
Obesity is also a common problem in Golden Retrievers who are not properly exercised. Owners of Golden retrievers should be sure to provide sufficient activity so as to avoid weight problems, particularly as the dog ages.
Other Common Disorders
Other diseases and disorders to which Golden Retrieves are susceptible include:
Cancer: The most common is hemangiosarcoma, followed by lymphosarcoma, mast cell tumors, and osteosarcoma.
Eye diseases: Cataracts (the most common eye disease in Goldens), progressive retinal atrophy, glaucoma, distichiasis, entropion, corneal dystrophy, and retinal dysplasia.
Heart problems: Subvalvular aortic stenosis and cardiomyopathy are major problems in this breed
Joint diseases: Patella luxation, osteochondritis, panosteitis and cruciate ligament rupture
Skin diseases: Allergies that often leading to acute moist dermatitis or "hot spots"
Winsome Kennels owner Jamie Sheppard laughs about producing sick puppies from his kennel. He continues to slander others and harass anyone brave enough to mention what he has been doing.
Juvenile Cataracts are real and can show up at only three months of age. This kennel has produced eye diseases many of his puppies. If you have become a victim of this kennel please contact the SPCA sunshine coast branch and file a report with your documented vet proof. Send in your signed health guarantee and send a registered letter to Jamie to notify him that his have produced another genetically sick puppy.
The warnings are real, and not to be taken lightly. Unhealthy dogs and puppies are coming from this kennel, becareful of what you buy or are given. Taking a puppy from this kennel could end up costing you over 10, 000. in vet bills and many tears and heart ache.
This is not a laughing matter or joke as Jamie claims. Jamie continues to down play and brush off the facts and truth about what he is doing.
This breeder clearly does not care about producing healthy puppies or who purchases them.
Not once does this breeder ever defend himself to say his dogs are OFA or Pen hip rated, Eye Cert.s results, or any mention of being a good breeder. He only writes look at our cute puppy pictures and videos or blame others. He avoids answering questions were he might be caught in a lie. Make sure your questions are all answered directly best to get it in a email or in writing. Or he will claim he never said it or you are making up slander.
Winsome Kennels is proven to down play the posted facts. He continues to hide behind the assumption that all his problems are from only one lady located in Victoria.
Jamie writes give me a break.
He needs to listen to his own words.
No one person is responsible for so many problems around this kennel but the owner himself.
WAKE UP AND TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT YOURSELF IN THE MIRROR. YOU HAVE NO BODY TO BLAME BUT YOURSELF FOR THESE TRUTHFUL FACTUAL REPORTS.
Look up what health testing is required for goldlens poodles and golden doodles.
If your set on a puppy from Winsome Kennels, Request document proof of the parents health testing. Request a signed health guarantee which clearly states what he offers should any health problems appear.
Buying a puppy is not something anyone should rush into, make sure you get everything in writting from this breeder.
Vancouver, British Columbia