Purchasing Barney, our beloved, mischievous puppy from Cathryn and Jim was the best buying experience we could have hoped for. We had never had a dog before and so were understandably a little nervous about finding the right puppy from the right breeder. From the minute we visited Cathryn and Jim to view the puppies all of our doubts disappeared. The environment was perfect, with a clean warm whelping box in the house and plenty of household activity going on around the puppies. Mum Lizzy is a beautiful, content and gentle natured dog who is clearly a much loved pet. She was happy to let us handle her puppies and to be fussed by us.
Once we had decided to have Barney we were encouraged to visit and play with all of the dogs as often as possible and we were sent regular photographs and video updates of the puppies’ development. When the puppies were old enough, we were invited along to a weaning party where each of the prospective owners took their puppy out onto the lawn to play and gave them their first solid food – followed by a bath and a blow dry! A fantastic day was had by owners and puppies alike.
Barney arrived with us as a healthy, happy, confident, playful and well socialised puppy and has been a joy to have around ever since.
We would not hesitate to recommend Cathryn and Jim as breeders and only wish we had the resources to accommodate another puppy from them!
Nicky and Roger Carr
As far as a testimonial I would recommend the puppies to anyone and your great care when they were puppies made for a super start in life! We are frequently stopped when we are out walking by people admiring Scooby and asking where they could get such a wonderful dog from!! Scooby is the most fabulous dog we could ever have wished for...he is the cutest most patient and gentle little chap adored by all who meet him - Alastair loves him so much it is almost frightening (he would love one of the new pups if I would let him!!) Scooby is also very intelligent - he learnt to open doors from an early age, in fact I think he could easily b a seeing eye dog. He can loves water and swims like an otter, chases balls and rabbits with glee, fetches sticks until I am exhausted for him!! He is never aggressive towards people or other dogs and in conclusion is the most loved wonderful pooch the world has ever known!
Elizabeth and Alastair
We stumbled upon the advert for Lola’s puppies on Pets4Homes one evening after falling in love with the breed and doing plenty of research. Right from that moment everything seemed to just feel right. The entire experience of buying our beautiful Bonnie meant that any worries (in particular the rife issue of irresponsible breeding) were totally and utterly washed away.
We were invited in to Cathryn and Jim’s home on several occasions and made to feel totally involved with the whole process of the puppies growing up. Cathryn kept us up to date with regular emails, videos and photographs. Then when we collected our little girl, we were packed off with not only all of the information and support we could ever hope for, but a little goody pack to get us off to the best start possible.
Since then I cannot begin to explain how much we adore Bonnie, she is the most fantastic natured and intelligent dog, just the right balance for us between an energetic, ‘dog’s dog’ and a real softy who can’t wait for you to get home. Having a dog is a huge responsibility and lifestyle shift, but for us the whole experience from start to finish means that I would not hesitate to recommend either the breed, or the breeder to anybody … so much so that we are going back for more and are expecting our second curly, all-loving bird-chaser to be coming home and meeting her sister in just a few weeks! Wish us luck!