Labradoodle & Goldendoodle Forum
Group for doodle owners who adopted their pups from GlenEden Farm in Berryville, Virginia!
Location: Berryville, VA
Latest Activity: May 8
Started by Oliver. Last reply by Nancy Cavanaugh Jul 6, 2013.
Started by deanna silver Jul 5, 2013.
Started by Jack & Gloria. Last reply by Jennifer Szulinski Oct 12, 2012.
Hi Susan and Sam, we have 2 labradoodles from Glen Eden, Brandy is 12 and Bella, a mini, is 2 1/2. Working with Judy was always frustrating and 12 years ago, she was the closest breeder to us in Ellicott City, MD. Now, there are so many breeders here and all over the country that provide all the information online with pictures of the puppies every week until you pick them up. We went back to her for Bella because Brandy is such a sweet natured dog. The day we picked up Bella she had a horrible urinary infection that lasted over 4 months. I'm sure they knew about it beforehand. We love Bella, but we will not go back to Glen Eden because of how they manage their customers.
Thanks Sam, Bridget my older sweet girl was definitely born into a puppymill-ish environment, 16 years ago, Judy farmed the poodle sires to the Amish Country, where they were admittedly not touched or socialized with humans. Judy admitted to that, and stopped doing that practice a few years later. Chloe , my sweet 9 year old who ripped my heart out 2 months ago, with her sudden death, seemed to be born into a better environment. But I do remember my frustrations from 16 years ago in trying to contact Judy...it was very hard to get timely responses from her. Bridget did have health issues..may or may not have had anything to do with Glen Eden. She still lived a long, happy life (but had lost her vision, due to autoimmune disorder). I adored those dogs, and knew many many people had issues with Glen Eden, but in my panic to get a new puppy, I thought my fastest and easiest option was to get from them. And when Anya said I was first on the list..I was happy...but then my father 'forced' me to get a dog, right away, while in VaBeach. Bella definitely from a backyard breeder, with no regulations. Since I got her at 6 months, she had worms (as they had thought she'd be gone at 8 weeks, i think she was just ignored, ear infections and flees. BUT she is healthy now..getting over her fear of city noises...and is a sweet, great dog. But I will now, always cut down the cold treatment I got from Anya and Judy...by never hearing from them, other than they'd let me know when pups were born...I believe it all worked out the best way, for me and Bella.
I am disappointed with Glen Eden. I had bought 2 chocolate Labradoodle from her. One 16 years ago, and one 9 years ago, Chloe. Chloe suddenly dropped dead, healthy, puppyish, of a brain anuerysm...nothing to do with Glen Eden. I was devastated, needed a puppy asap, I was on the waiting list..told next in line..I never heard back from them. I was one of her longest term customers. A repeat customer. Had been to 2 doodle romps.I think this is horrible that I got no treatment..not special treatment..nothing. 2 months later, still no word. I got Bella from a 'backyard' breeder 2 months ago. I had to get a dog. She is working out fine (some issues..but to be expected due to her environment). But Judy and Anya don't know I got a dog..I was just lost..off the list..bad business I guess..and truly showing no heart.
Hi all! We brought home our F1b Chocolate puppy Tony Tony Chopper "Chopper" Feb.27th and he has been a wonderful addition to our family. Judy and her staff were wonderful. I have no complaints there.Chopper's parents are: Gleneden Kiss Of Lime and Gleneden Jovial. He is now 10.5 weeks old and 13lbs. Today was a beautiful day so we played in the yard. He ran around collecting various toys my boys left out and I even got him to play fetch for about 5mins with a golf ball!
Hi we are new to this group. We purchased our Labradoodle, Sailor, in September. She was from the 7/11/12 litter. Her Dad Was Hugo Boss & Mom was Rosebud.
Does anyone else have one from that litter?
She has been an expensive little bugger to say the least. She started off with bladder issues and then she had GI issues. To make a long story short we finally have her belly issues under control with a prescription dog food Royal Canine HE & probiotics. Hopefully around a year we can switch her to some regular food.
We were told that she will end up being between 45-55 lbs. However she is about 30 lbs at 8 months and we just do not see that happening.
We love her a lot so if she does wind up being on the munchkin side oh well. The best part about her is that she Hypoallergenic for our family. We were told that she is an F1b and that was the most important part about getting a dog for our family.
I did want to chime in on some of the comments I read below! I see a lot of people have had issues with Judy. Everything from her not returning calls/information to her misleading you about what puppy you are getting! I will say this; I am like everyone on here. I have had a very bad experience with her. During the visit I was so impressed with her location and facility’s. All the puppies seemed so sweet and nice. After this we were VERY specific about what dog we were looking for. Everything from being Multi-gen to the color, to wanting a large 50lbs or greater puppy. She told us that she had a littler coming in a few months and they would be perfect for what we were looking for.
Once the litter was born we asked many questions about this littler and all we got was half answers. I should have known then that something was wrong. It was almost as if she was too busy to really pay attention to our questions and concerns. But we put faith in her that she was just busy and moved forward with getting the puppy. We asked if we could visit the puppy prior to the 2 month stage and she informed us this was not allowed. So we waited till she was 2 months old and came to pick her up! We noticed that she was very small for her age but they informed us this was standard and she would become a very large dog. Somewhere in the 55lb range. We were so excited and in love with our new family member.
Long story short our puppy is not what Judy told us she would be. There were many issues at hand some with health of the puppy and others with the size. The first is more about being lead and told one thing and receiving something else. As other on here have stated she has been doing this for over 50 years, so I do expect her to be the expert in the field. I know that no one can ever be 100% sure on how a dog will turn out, but when you spend that type of money I think they should have a pretty good idea of what they are getting. That is one of the reasons some people go to breeders vs. going to a shelter. It gives you the understanding that you know what you are getting. Well long story short, she is not going to be near the 55lb range but more in the high 20lb range. Maybe break 30 if we are lucky. What a difference a 30lb swing is a lot. On top of this we had some health issues that have been very costly. Some that could be due not enough food when she was born, and poor cleanliness of the faciltiy.
When I reached out to Judy, at first she did not want to reply, but she finally did and her only response is to return the puppy. As anyone on here knows you love your puppy, she is a member of the family and you would never give her up for the world! But to mislead people for money is very sad!
I still see myself as very lucky because I have the best puppy, sweetest puppy, and she loves to give lots of kisses.
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