My husband and I and our buddy Suse (boxer) had just recently lost our buddy Jake (boxer) of 8.5 years, totally unexpected. We were heart broken. So we grieved and then started a search for a new buddy. After a long and arduous search we came across Soares Farm Kennel on the Breeders Club website. We decided we wanted the last puppy he had from a litter of English Bulldogs. So Suse and I started out from Leeds Maine at 2:30 PM on a very cold day to get supplies, car harness, collar, chew toys, etc... picked my husband up at work at 4:30 and headed for a 3 hour trip to South Easton, MA. We were anxious to say the least. We had read reviews, some good, some bad. When we arrived we called Kurt and he came out to meet us. Very nice home and very nice person. He lives at end of road with a very large plot of land. There is a very long dirt drive way to kennels that is all gated off and locked. The kennel was a well built building like a home with windows etc... I stayed in the car with Suse while he took my husband in to get the puppy. When they returned with the healthiest little fat bulldog I was relieved. Kurt gave us the rest of the bag of puppy food to help with the transition to the food we feed Suse who has major allergies. He also told us about some holistic medicine that helps with the antibodies that Suse is missing and probably the reason for allergies. He had been through all the shots and such which did not work and Kurt said he tries to do the holistic approach. A man after our own hearts for we are very "Organic" folks. On the ride home Craig proceeded to tell me how clean the kennels were and not smelly and nice and heated and very well maintained. It has not been 24 hours but so far this little guy did the 3.5 hr ride home and slept through the night and is very well adjusted. Not timid or any separation anxiety. So I believe the dogs are very well cared for. Lets face it breeding is no different then farming or raising of any animal, there are good farms and there are badly cared for ones.