I posted on a UK Labradoodle Forum a few years ago and asked if there was any breeder they knew who deserved a place on Farms of Shame. I got a lot of emails mostly from people too scared to post but naming Janice Griffiths, breeding as Jandaz Cockapoos and Toy Poodles in Wales.
Mrs J Griffiths, Jandaz GSD’S, Fynnon Gynnen, Cross Inn, Llandysul, SA44 6NH
Licensed for 30 bitches
So the following is drawn together from several contributors with apologies for the delay.
The first story was from A Dog’s Life and told how Janice had pretended to be a good home in order to get free breeding stock from the vulnerable elderly . Here Janice claimed to have just ONE other poodle when in fact she has about 50 dogs on her premises being licensed for 30 bitches with many stud dogs present as well.
A sad story of just how unprincipled Puppy Farmers can be and led me to look into Janice’s background. Jandaz has been licensed since 1st November 2007 as Jandaz GSD’s having bred German Shepherds, Rottweilers, Cockers, Cavapoodles, Cockapoos and Poodles etc as an unlicensed puppy farm for about 20 years previously. Her main income up to 2004 was from GSD’s, the greatest problem for her buyers was the lack of health testing with only 10 dogs hip scored in 10 years of breeding and even those had poor results, some displaying severe HD with scores of about 50. From 2004 onwards the biggest income was from toy poodles and I received a document with the proof of the level of poodle breeding. 51 poodle bitches had litters for her in a period of 4 years, 457 puppies were registered with the UK Kennel Club. Not one of these bitches had an eye certificate. They were bred back to back on every season which is against UK breeding law but since Jandaz was not licensed at the time, that wasn’t the only law she was breaking.
Since 2008 Jandaz has mostly bred Cockapoos, using her poodle bitches as dams for yet more litters but these are not registered or easy to keep track of the large numbers. Buyers are experiencing the usual problems of buying from a puppy farm with unsocialised, sick puppies for which they pay cash. When complaints are made, Janice doesn’t want to know and can be very aggressive to anyone who dares post their problems on a forum. Janice and her daughter Sarah (together with sock puppets) batter the poor poster into submission and if that fails there are the usual empty threats of legal action. Truth cannot be Libel Janice!
Here she posted as Pinkpoodle on a UK forum Jandaz AKA Pinkpoodle (Download) Some of her posting is scarcely credible and appears as if under the influence. Maybe the beer glasses used by her after washing the puppies have other use as well. I found several pictures on her website with a horrible display of her helpless puppies and I am sorry if they give my readers the same offence they gave me.
So whats it like living near a Puppy Farmer? You assume they would keep a low profile but not Jandaz. Janice Griffiths attacked her neighbour baring her breasts and acting with no dignity at all, this landed her in court and fined with the story in the local press.
So here you have it, don’t live near a Puppy Farm and above all don’t buy from one. If your puppy is sick you will get no help or sympathy, just solicitor’s letters, threats and abuse.