Passed to us from another anti-puppy farming group:

September 2013

Callum Walker:

“We bought a chocolate Labrador from Little Rascals last year and he had to be put down at 9 months old.He came with Campylobacter and Giardia (disgusting runny, bloody diarrhoea the moment we got home), and was later diagnosed with hip dysplasia and bladder/bowel problems.

We took Little Rascals to the small claims court eventually, after their repeatedly refusal to give a refund. They finally settled out of court, refunding us for the cost of the puppy, but refused to pay the costs of his euthanasia on the grounds that our insurance would have covered it!Disgusting place – no care or concern for the ongoing care of their puppies.

We later asked a friend to contact Little Rascals about a new litter of chocolate Labradors to ask them if they had any known history of previous problems with their Labradors – Little Rascals replied saying that they had had “no problems at all” with their Labradors in the past! A complete and utter lie, because we had made them aware of our dog’s problems at every stage.”

Far too many people have said their Little Rascals’ puppy had ‘bloody diarrhoea’ as soon as they got home, meaning their puppy was already infected. This is most definitely NOT normal nor acceptable in puppies. To quote:

Giardia is a single-celled parasite that lives in a dog’s intestine. It infects older dogs but more frequently infects puppies. Dogs become infected when they swallow Giardia that may be present in water or other substances that have been soiled with faeces.

Giardiasis, the disease caused by Giardia infection, usually results in diarrhoea. Having giardiasis for a long time can cause weight loss, poor condition and even death.

The best way to prevent Giardia infection is to make sure that a dog has safe, clean drinking water. It is important not to allow dogs to drink water from areas where other animals have left their faeces.”