In an extraordinary turn of events Farms of Shame has received several emails. They were written in December 2007 by Beverley Manners at Rutland Manor. Just to remind you it is the same Beverley Manners that is now Vice President of a previously reputable Service Dog Charity, Halo Dogs. We will let you see these original emails without editing except for covering private information. They do not read very coherently but we are sure you will all understand EXACTLY what she is REALLY saying.
From: Beverley Manners [mailto:
Sent: Wednesday, 12 December 2007 6:47 PM
Some of the Valley View puppies came from pedigreed parents had pedigrees but most didn’t. The best I got in those days when I took the rescue puppies was a hand written scribbled pedigree of the sire which was usually Von Silverbertal Plutarch (Standard silver Poodle) and the lab mother, and I’d have to write up the pedigree for any puppies by combining the two. But mostly there was no pedigree. Incidentally I forgot to mention that when I rescued all those puppies Fred and Helen made me pay five hundred dollars each for them. Amazing.
You know what? I think that the people who most slander others are usually the ones who are the least reputable themselves.
First she admits to creating the pedigrees herself from some random names. But there is more! In response to a question about Taranella Tara who she had bought from Trading Post, Beverley tells us exactly how she got her cheap and sick stock from the Colac Puppy Farm. and dying puppies from Valley View.
From: Beverley Manners [mailto:
Sent: Wednesday, 12 December 2007 10:33 AM
There is a bit of a story about Taranella. It has nothing at all to do with Valley View. There was a couple who lived near Colac in country Victoria, who were breeding lab to poodle in the early nineties. The husband ran a knackery and they lived on the premises (I didn’t know that at first but that’s another story). I first met them when they started bringing some of their small females to be mated to Rutlands Heart Throb (Huggie) and later on I contracted them to be a guardian home for me. Some of the dogs they had were my Lil Ruby, Lil Mollie and Brown Shadow plus a couple of others whose names I can’t think of at the minute.
Then one day my husband and I visited their property while we were in the district with a horse we had racing at Colac. Less said about the property and the conditions the dogs were in the better, but I ended up taking all my dogs back home shortly after plus a couple that they had bred. Some died from corona virus which I’d never heard of before that and never want to hear of again! It was a nightmare I prefer to forget. It was not a friendly parting of the ways and I paid them about fifty thousand dollars to sign a document stating that they would not breed Labradoodles for a certain period of years, I can’t remember how long it was but for some legal reason it wasn’t allowed to be ‘never’.
I have heard the tweaked version of the Valley View girls that you’ve been told too. Fred has boasted for years that he “supplied Rutland Manor with breeding stock and started them off” I bought a lot of puppies from Valley View to save their lives. Any time Fred and Helen couldn’t sell their black ‘smoothies’ as they called their lab coated first crosses at that time, they’d call me and tell me they would be ‘donged on the head’ by nightfall if I didn’t take them. Of course I’d drive up to their place, only about an hour away, and pick up the puppies, some of them four and five month old black labby males and never desexed, and I’d take them back home, have them desexed and then sell them without pedigrees and most of the time not cover my costs.
One notable time was when they called me to let me know that there were two litters of all black puppies, fourteen in all, who were in an old shed and ate rat bait. They were about six and seven weeks old and were bleeding through their urine and poop, were dehydrated and were very sick. They too were going to be ‘donged’ as Fred and Helen said they were not worth spending money at the vet. I took those fourteen puppies home and to the vet (********** in Warragul….he would remember this incident very well!) and over the next three weeks me and my staff nursed them day and night and saved every single one. From memory, that was the time that I also had black puppies of my own, and some pedigrees got mixed up and a black male, Rutlands Midnight Shadow, went to his owner with one of the Valley View pedigrees in his envelope instead of his own.
I bought from memory, four Cream adult females and a Black adult female on behalf of xxxxxx who was working for me at the time, and she re-sold them to Angela to make a profit on them. The Black female was later called “Big Eb” by Angela.
Note, she never did answer the question about Taranella Tara bought from Trading Post .
We have information about these sick dogs that Beverley Manners claims to have “rescued” from Colac and Valley View. They became pure Pedigree Australian Labradoodles of Rutland Manor and had new shiny Rutland’s pedigrees created out of thin air. Colac Farm were not a “Guardian home” at all, but just a puppy farm where Beverley went to buy sick dogs they wanted rid of, to fill her own kennels. She bought all their stock in 2003 to get rid of a competitor. Beverley Manners called her new victims Rutlands Lil Mollie, Rutlands Lil Ruby, Rutands Lil Minty, Rutlands Lil Tammy, Rutlands Lil Misty and Rutlands Lil Penny. The new breeding dogs brought the deadly coronavirus with them and in a few weeks, 60 poor little puppies died needlessly because of Beverley’s eye for a bargain, overstocked kennels, and refusal to pay for proper veterinary treatment. Attached are the original birth records from Rutland Manor Files .Their puppies were sold for thousands by this Monster of a Puppy Farmer and some of them even went as prime breeding stock for tens of thousands to the USA, an act of FRAUD.
Lil Misty, born and bred at Colac, was sold to America as the finest Australian Labradoodle breeding bitch, with a full Rutland Manor pedigree.
Here are some of the other Valley View and Colac Puppy Farm dogs with their fake pedigrees
Beverley has told us about her business dealings, her faking of their pedigrees and buying and selling whole litters from them but we have more information to share.
Valley View, founded in 1997, provided Rutland Manor and Tegan Park with foundation stock. Gypsy, Hippy, Omah, Meeka and Jolene were all from Valley View and given Rutlands pedigrees.
THREE WEEKS AGO Valley View gave away dozens of labradoodles because they had been caught with too many illegal dogs on the premises. Did Bev go to the Fire Sale? Its the same old depressing kennels full to bursting with unnamed puppies from several litters all mixed up together. Is your future RM puppy among them? Or his mother? PROBABLY
Colac Farm, Rutland Manor, Valley View, Tegan Park, all operate in the same way, by breeding very, very cheaply and selling as expensively as possible to internet buyers They are all brutal to their dogs. Shooting dead any that are inconvenient like poor Ellie, or just “donged”on the head as Beverley writes of her business partners at Valley View.
So why did Beverley Manners admit to all this FRAUD? She was rattled at the question about Trading Post Tara and tried to explain away her actions.
We think she just proved how big a FRAUD she is.