Millbrook Kennels / Bulldog Issues
To: Maya's Parents: I read your post and just had to respond. I also bought a bulldog from Olga at Millbrook Kennels and purchased in May 2009. My bulldog Bubba turned 1 on February 25th, so I'm wondering if I have Maya's brother! Please let me know, I'd love to hear from you. This is my first bulldog so I don't have any other breeders to compare Millbrook Kennels to, but I would like to comment on a couple things. First of all, it didn't seem like a kennel at all. We went into her back yard and about 10 dogs came running out of her house. There were feces everywhere. On the dogs and ALL OVER THE YARD ! In turn, me, my husband, and my two sons all had feces on us when we left. She just laughed. It was very unsanitary. Secondly, she told us Bubba had a "Little Virus" and handed us a white powder medicine in an Advil bottle. I didn't give it to him, instead asking the vet when I took him for his New Puppy Check-Up. The vet said she didn't know what the white powder was, but if the bottle had any traces of Advil in it, it would have been deadly to Bubba. I had two red flags that day, unsanitary conditions for the dogs and that he was sick. My gut told me to walk away, but we had our son's with us and we just all fell in love with Bubba. I know bulldogs do have a lot of medical conditions, but I have a sickly bulldog and I can't help but think it's a breeding issue. Pooping out blood, peeing out blood, skin conditions, severe food allergies, and he has had Aspiration Pneumonia twice. Some breeders are just in it for the money and I don't think they understand how much pain it causes the families who get these unhealthy dogs. Money starts to become an issue and the poor dog is put through hell. Owners need to do their homework, but breeders also need to be upfront and honest with potential owners. It's a two-way street. Olga has a 20 day exchange clause for "debilitating genetic or congenital defects only". Who is going to do that? The puppy becomes part of your family the minute you take them home. We just love him and will do anything to make him better. BUYER BEWARE !!