Buyer Beware - Puppy Mill/Back Yard Breeder. I am writing this review with the hope that no one else has to undergo what I recently did with this "breeder". My wife found Friendly Acre Farms online advertising Cockapoos from AKC registered parents for $1000.00. We saw many other adds for dogs in the $500 range but decided to look first at this breeder because it seemed on the surface like they cared about what they were producing. The puppy we choose was the last dog left from a litter and during the purchase I asked for a copy of the parents pedigree's. Sarah informed me that while she had the fathers pedigree, the mothers was still in the prior owners name, and that she hadn't transferred it to hers because she was afraid that the AKC would frown on the fact that they were breeding designer breeds..ok, didn't make much sense to me, but what do I know. Unfortunately, I was in a rush because I had my 1 year old and 3 year old in the car waiting and thinking this would be just a formality I asked her to email or fax them to me that evening. When we arrived home my wife emailed Sarah asking for the documents and that began a week long ordeal of being ignored until I final threatened to reverse the charge on my credit card if she didn't respond. Of course we got a sob story that she was dealing with a whelping mother and that she never had a customer be so difficult before??? They advertise AKC parents they should be able to produce the docs" and when I pointed out that the story didn't match up, because there website has the AKC logo on it and tons of text on all her XXXpoo's. She changed her story that she thought we might be trying to breed the dog and she wanted to discourage that by not providing the pedigrees... Of course she provides, no contract of any sort, and the health guarantee is a joke, because when I took the dog to my vet I was told the puppy had luxating patella's and while a reputable breeder would have had the puppy checked by the vet and this would be disclosed at the time of the sale she then asked for the Vet report and xrays and when I sent it she pointed to the fact that the vet indicated it was common in these breeds and the dog "might" grow out of it. Regardless, the dog has a genetic defect and is not worth the price of a defect free dog. Of course she offered for me to return the dog for a refund less $30.00 service fee but then I would have to drive 250 miles back to their farm and deal with an emotionally traumatized child by pulling away his puppy a week after he got it. Wouldn't the right thing to do in this case be to offer a partial refund for a "pet quality dog" to the original purchaser? Apparently they didn't think so and I would imagine would prefer for me to give the dog back so they can sell it to someone else for $1000.00 and try to avoid having me post a negative review. Honestly, I wish they would have considered how bad they had serviced us and the frustration their little lies caused us. I would not be writing this today if they would have responded in the way a reputable breeder would have. So I have decided to keep the dog and do what I can to keep it healthy. I don't expect this breeder to do the right thing at any time in regard to this condition, or helping with the vet bills associated with this condition, and would caution anyone from buying a dog from them. They are clearly in it for the money and looking to churn as many dogs out as fast as possible without concern for the quality of the puppy or experience of the customer. If you are looking for a puppy save yourself the trouble and DO NOT buy a dog from Friendly Acre Farms in Winton, CA.