Barleycroft Kennels / Poor Breeder
We adopted our dog Bella from Barbara, Goldendoodle breeder and owner of Barleycroft Kennels in Oxford, PA in 2006. Approximately two years later, in 2008, she developed Type 2 diabetes, considered very rare for a dog so young. We immediately contacted Barbara to explain the situation and asked for a refund of the cost of the dog to help defray the expense of raising a diabetic dog. At that time she acted somewhat defensive, but agreed to a 50% refund. Time went by and we eventually received a 1/3 refund. Barbara explained that she felt the diabetes was not her responsibility and was providing a small refund as a courtesy. Bella recently passed away (December, 2012) at the age of six. We were never truly able to completely stabilize her over the past 4 years and contracted Cushing's Disease in addition to her diabetes. Needless to say a very unhealthy pet. We're writing this review because we felt that a responsible breeder would have taken a greater interest in the situation and at a minimum provided a full refund.