Farms of Shame has received an email from Number Cruncher which gives a breakdown of Janice Griffiths’ poodle breeding from 2004 to 2007 when most of her litters were registered and for the price of kennel club publication anyone could find out how often her bitches were bred and how many dogs she had in her kennels. In the same period Janice Griffiths also registered Jandaz German Shepherd Dogs, Jandaz Rottweilers, Jandaz Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Jandaz Cocker Spaniels and Jandaz Pomeranians. Since 2007 most of the breeding at Jandaz Cockapoos and Toy Poodle puppy factory has been of poodle cross breeds.
I found the Jandaz Poodle Breeding record very interesting.
32 Poodle litters were born during 2006, 20 litters in 2007. All registered with the Kennel Club and so the information can be verified. Let us not forget that this is an account of the Poodle litters and other breeds were also being sold during this time and so the total number of litters born each year may be higher.
One toy poodle bitch, Little Black Sambo, is recorded as giving birth to 6 litters. The last 4 reported litters were born in the space of two years, with births in January 2005, September 2005, June 2006 and January 2007.
Many other bitches produced litters in back to back seasons. For example, Harriet Hopeful produced a litter in November 2006 and then again in July 2007, Windanna Goldenflake at Forestflame gave birth in February 2005, November 2005 and then again in September 2006, Kenmillen Roxanne in September 2006 and May 2007. Similar back to back litters for Chocolate Orange, Alexhian My Foxy Lady, Jandaz Fabulous, Bonnierose Cuddly Joy, Sunday Smile, Jandaz Black Charity and Jandaz Cream Puff. I appreciate that mistakes can happen but for the mistakes to happen so frequently I must question the level of care has been shown to these breeding bitches.
During June and July 2006, 8 litters were born. During September, October and November of the same year, a further 10 litters were born. Are we expected to believe that all of these puppies can be home reared and socialised as has been claimed?
One final question – Why the change from breeding pedigree dogs?
As cross-breeds are not registered by the KC, it’s easy to understand the attraction of breeding cockapoos and explains why the puppies advertised on the Jandaz website do not name each mother. It not just those that post on Farms of Shame who seek to hide behind anonymity!