Dreamcoat is the most prominent puppy mill for dilutes in the United Kingdom. The problem is that a lot of their dilute dogs are registered as Labrador Retrievers by The Kennel Club and that none of them are restricted.
Owner of Dreamcoat seems to be one Ruth Antoniades from Thames Valley, London.
As usual it started with acquiring with dilute dogs from the United States. Pheasant Hills Indian Chieftan is a dilute carrying (Dd) dog.
Her sister Red Rock’s Enchanted Spirit is also acquired, to get the puppy mill running.
On 30th November 2011 the first Dreamcoat litter is born. Two bitches. No restrictions.
More luck on 8th December 2011: 13 puppies out of Pheasant Hills Indian Chieftan and Red Rock’s Enchanted Spirit. No restrictions.
Dreamcoats enjoy Christmas 2011 with the money they receive for stud services. On 20th February 2012, 10 puppies out of Pheasant Hills Indian Chieftan and Shadow of Huntley are the result. No restrictions.
20th April 2012. 11 puppies out of Pheasant Hills Indian Chieftan and Flannan of Killaloe. No restrictions.
2nd July 2012. Only 2 puppies out of Pheasant Hills Indian Chieftan and Dream Chocolate Star. No restrictions.
30th July 2012: 8 puppies out of Pheasant Hills Indian Chieftan and Estefan Lady Purple Sky. No restrictions.
15th January 2013. 7 puppies out of Pheasant Hills Indian Chieftan and Silver Hills My Sweet Elmo. No restrictions.
When business is really developing, it’s time to acquire a new dilute dog from the States: Horizon’s Warden of Pembroke.
Girls grow up so fast. 28th January 2014. 6 puppies out of Magic Bruno of Roryking and Dreamcoat Silver Destiny. No restrictions.
And another girl ready for work in the puppy mill. 10 puppies out of Geraint Erbin and Dreamcoat Nerissa Grey. No restrictions.
27th January 2014. And…. another one ready for duty. 10 puppies out of Magic Bruno of Roryking and Dreamcoat Nolene. No restrictions.
11th May 2014. 5 puppies out of Horizons Warden of Pembroke and Camilla Queen of Volscians. No restrictions.
25th May 2014. 5 puppies out of Magic Bruno of Roryking and Dreamcoat Nicola. No restrictions.
28th May 2014. 7 puppies out of Horizons Warden of Pembroke and Dreamcoat Lady of the Manor. No restrictions.
As you can see, dilutes are being produced on a near industrial scale, and The Kennel Club sits still and does nothing about it. Registrations of these dilutes on a large scale is not a problem whatsoever. If you ask the Kennel Club about this, they say, “We trust the people to be honest when they register their dogs.”
Well, as you can see, this “honesty” approach doesn’t work. In the mean time The Kennel Club keep filling their pockets. As well as the dilute breeders, who simultaneously keep fouling the Labrador gene pool with their dilutes, on an ever larger scale. Without any restrictions.
I’m not saying there’s correlation between the two phenomenons. But one wonders…
– 384 British registered dilutes and their parents in the LabradorNet database. How many more will there be before the LRC and the Kennel Club will stop this?