|Information on the food they send and how to "change" to another brand|
|A 40-minute DVD where Barbara Hoke (co-owner) goes over 11 training tips|
|DVD on "the truth about dog food"|
|The product line of food they send with the pup|
|Vitamin supplement given with each pup. Wafers. |
I toss one to Bailey and Chloe each day. They like them.
I am neither recommending or not recommending Golden Meadows Kennels.
That was not the intention of the 5-hour drive down to visit them last weekend. It was to see for myself a "high-volume" breeding operation and how they function. Not all operations are the same.
This was an interesting visit with Tim and Barbara Hoke (owners), their grown daughter, the trainer, groomer, office staff, and maintenance man. All work at it full time. They have been breeding 21 years with Goldens and 7 with Vizslas.
Everyone was friendly and open. Nothing I could tell was hidden from me. I arrived one hour early from my appointed time and they were fine with my coming then.
Make up your own mind on breeders. When visiting the breeder, look and see for yourself. Take NOTHING for granted.
Knowledge is power. Objectivity is mandatory to get the best Hungarian Pointer.
If after visiting the breeder you don't like what you SEE, don't get your dog there, who will hopefully, eventually, be a heathy and happy true companion for 15 to 20 years.