Report: #763147

Complaint Review: Black Gold Bulldogs , Celebrity Bulldogs , Alice Edward, Don Edward

  • Submitted: Wed, August 10, 2011
  • Updated: Fri, May 17, 2013
  • Reported By: Erik Corona — Ocean City California United States of America
  • Black Gold Bulldogs , Celebrity Bulldogs , Alice Edward, Don Edward
    457 Barber Road , Woodbine, Ga. 31569
    Woodbine, Georgia
    United States of America

Black Gold Bulldogs , Celebrity Bulldogs , Alice Edward, Don Edward Alison Edward Alison White Alison Edward, Black Gold Bulldogs, Celebrity BulldogsAlison White, Don Colvin, Don Edward, Alison Edward, Alice Colvin, Alison Malson, So Cal Bulldogs Puppy Mill selling mass number of English bulldog puppies living in poor unclean conditions for years. AKC papers are also fraud. Woodbine, Georgia

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Ya improve the breed!

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Hello breeder??

*Consumer Comment: Malson's Bulldogs

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Blackgold: Breeders of healthy, beautiful, and highly sought-after bulldogs.

*Consumer Comment: I am a Don Colvin - Socal Bulldog Victim

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Black Gold Bulldogs aka So Cal bulldogs is one big fraudulent puppymill of the worst kind. I got my bulldog from Alison White who now goes by Alison Edward years ago when they were located in Bakersfield Ca. They have since relocated to GA & changed names because of all the law suites against them due to animal abuse / neglect. I looks like they go by, Black Gold Bulldogs, Celebrity Bulldogs now. My puppy from Don & Alison had crippled legs, little fur & acted like he had never seen a human. My vet said these conditions were due to living in small cramped quarters on fece. It took me a long time to get Barkley normal. I should have never purchased Barkley from these breeders. It makes me sick that I did but I felt so bad for that puppy. I also feel bad for the adult dogs being kept outside without shelter in small cages. 
  I had almost for got about my horrible experience with Alison when my neighbor purchase a rare black colored puppy from Black and Gold Bulldogs a few months ago. The puppy came to him with crippled hind legs from the cramped poor conditions. Bald patches, ear mites and he was scared of everything that moved. The vet said this pups poor condition was do to the breeders care or lack of.
   Buyer beware!! These breeders change names like they change clothes. Some names they have went by are Alison White, Don Colvin, Don Edward, Alison Edward, Alice Colvin, Alison Malson, So Cal Bulldogs So Cal bulldogs, Black Gold Bulldogs, Celebrity Bulldogs, . I'm sure they have more names... Read all the complaints below & pick a good honest breeder. Don't repeat my mistake!
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#1 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Ya improve the breed!

AUTHOR: Preston - ()

             Well I have heard a ton about this breeder!? Most of all its a puppy mill, I'm not gonna jump to guns but, I'm gonna have to go with that!! Basically everything you said was basic stuff for a bulldog breeder!! For the most part I have looked around and now their isn't even a dog that has been coming from your lines lately! And you do some false advertising! I have look on you website! And I'm thinking wow what pretty dogs this person had but people say its a puppy mill!

             On your website the pics of your dogs are on fake background which probably means you have a filthy yard? And some of your females look unhappy! Like Woogie? Or woogy? The false adversiting that you do it that you kinda made up that you stud dog, Dawg Gone Rocky Road has himself in every lilac tri pedigree! That's not even true! And a female that you own you did that she is the only all chocolate you have seen around! I know a ton of other awesome breeders who have just all chocolate and chocolate and tan!! And further more why do you change you name so much? And why keep moving? Also a vet that you go to say that you have pregnancies all the time....... replied on other complain website! And people say your dogs get no attention!! And some arrived crippled!!? I'm sorry but I don't think people would lie about that stuff! Don't you? Clean up! Love dogs and ya improve the breed!! 

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#2 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Hello breeder??

AUTHOR: Preston - ()

Well I have heard a lot about this breeder! It looks like to me they might be a puppy mill! When the use fake background pics for their dogs on their website! Also all his females in the pics look unhappy! Like his chocolate brindle female! Also why would you change you name so much? And why keep moving? Also it has come to my attention that this breeder also does some false advertising! Like saying dawg gone rocky road is in every lilac Tris pedigree! That's false! 

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#3 Consumer Comment

Malson's Bulldogs

AUTHOR: Octavia M - ()

I have been involved with dogs for most of my adult life. As a trainer, breeder of Mastiffs, Animal Control Officer....I have the experince. I had always wanted a bulldog, but a vet I was working for laughed when I said I wanted one, and then he called his wife saying : book the vacation, Octavia is getting a bulldog. That was the last time I thought about actually having one. Flashforeward 20 years. 

In 2000 I bred English Mastiffs, and Alice was the contact person for the stud dog. We later send her the singleton Mastiff puppy for a english bulldog puppy. I flew from MA to CA on valintines day to bring home "Hazelnut" 

I was leary about the whole way I had to pick the pup up, meeting her someone on Rt 5 instead at her home. I arrived early and just drove there and picked up my puppy. 

The house was clean, bulldogs wandering happliy about. I didn't see the litter, nor any kennels, which as an ACO set my worry level to high. 

But as I already flew out there, sent the mastiff puppy a few months before and I figured at least I could do is get the pup out of there, if she was a puppymill. 

In April 2013 we had to put our dear beloved Hazelnut to sleep at the ripe age of 13. She finally had a stoke and could no longer race around. 

in the 13 years we had her, she NEVER had any health issues, No skin problems, no breathing problems, no eye problems...she was 38 pounds of muscle. Our family vet was amazed at her, as were most people who were slightly familar with the breed and the breed health issues. 

She was sassy, goofy and the queen of the house. I miss her dearly. 

Is Alice a puppymill or bad backyard breeder? I can't yes or no, but even with my years of dog experience, I would not hesitate to purchase another puppy from her. 

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#4 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Blackgold: Breeders of healthy, beautiful, and highly sought-after bulldogs.

AUTHOR: Blackgold Bulldogs - (United States of America)

Dear "Erik"

I'm not sure who you are or why you are so determined to make false negative claims about my business.  I suspect you're another breeder, or a colored-bulldog hater, and wish you would focus your energies as I have, on enhancing the quality and reputation of the breed, rather than on bashing my good name.  Please find a more a productive pastime than cyber-bullying, or contact me directly with your issues. 

If you are actually a former customer - which is highly unlikely - you have never contacted me about this directly.  Why not?  If your puppy was in as poor of shape as you say, why didn't you ask for reparations?  How did it happen that your neighbor bought a bulldog from the exact same breeder that gave you such a sick dog?  Did your neighbor not ask you where you got your dog?  And, if their dog was such a mess, why haven't they contacted me?  Every breeder I know will tell you that they are the first to hear when their dogs have issues.  Some customers tell us because they want us to know for future breeding purposes, but most customers tell us because they are looking for advice, support, and sometimes reparations. In the extraordinarily rare occurrence that I sell a dog that ends up having problems, I am incredibly responsive to the new owners and go above and beyond to make it right.  My good reputation is part of the reason I've been in this business for so long. 

Here are a few signs that this review is fake:

1 - As part of my AKC-mandated record-keeping, I have the names of all my customers on file.  I have never sold a dog to an "Erik Corona" in Ocean City, California.

2 - According to Google Maps, Ocean City, California does not exist.

3 - On a different site, this exact same review was posted by Erik from Corona, California.  If you're going to create false profiles for the purposes of cyber-bullying, you'll be more credible if you're consistent.

Here are a few things potential buyers should know about breeding bulldogs:

1 - The AKC physically inspects the living conditions of my dogs and does a thorough check of my paperwork each year.  If either of those things were found to be in poor condition, my AKC status would be revoked.  I've been breeding AKC bulldogs for nearly fifteen years.  Both my property and my paperwork consistently pass inspections with flying colors.  Feel free to call them and ask.

2 - The suggestion that a bulldog could act "like he had never seen a human" is ridiculous.  Because the delivery is by Cesarean section, bulldog puppies require hands-on feeding every two hours for the first few weeks of life. That is part of the reason that bulldogs have such wonderful personalities.  They spend more time with humans than they do with their own mothers.

Here are a few things potential buyers should know about me:

1 - My puppies are incredibly sought after.  I have waiting lists for puppies with certain attributes and sell over 70% of my puppies to other breeders, making me the "breeder to the breeders" in the world of rare colored bulldogs.  This wouldn't be the case if my puppies weren't among the highest quality English bulldogs available in the US. 

2 - I am well-known and highly-regarded as one of the pioneers of colored English bulldogs.  I've produced some of the most famous blue, black and lilac English bulldogs in the US.  You name him, I probably bred him. 

3 - I breed with tremendous integrity and have some of the healthiest lines of colored bulldogs in the US.  I continually edit my lines and retire dogs who are not producing only exceptionally beautiful, healthy puppies.  The retired parents are rehomed or continue to live with me.  It's the least I can do for them, just as retiring a potentially unhealthy parent is the least I can do for the breed, and for my customers. 

4 - I own the parents and grandparents of many of my breeding dogs.  Owning multiple generations provides tremendous insight into the genetics of our newest puppies, providing customers as much reassurance as possible about the health of their new babies.  It also offers the opportunity to "breed out" genetic issues.  (A vet who doesn't know me recently checked out six puppies from various parents and reported, "None of the dogs have entropia.  That's amazing.")

5 - Anyone who needs a reference to back up the quality of my dogs and the care they receive may speak with my vet who has worked with me for years and has seen where my dogs live.  We even co-own dogs together, which tells you how highly he regards the quality of my dogs and the integrity of my breeding program.  Also, the woman who has been delivering my puppies across the country for years is happy to serve as a reference.  She will tell you that my puppies leave my home clean, vet checked, and clearly well-socialized.  She will also tell you that she looks forward to the squeals of delight from the new puppy owners as they receive their new puppy from me.

We love our dogs, take great care of our dogs, and nearly every color breeder out there has our lines either directly or indirectly.  Most have come back for repeat purchases.  This wouldnt be the case, and I couldnt have stayed in business this long if my dogs were anything like what these posts suggest. 

Again, Erik, I ask you to contact me directly with your issues or, better yet, focus on improving the breed.
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#5 Consumer Comment

I am a Don Colvin - Socal Bulldog Victim


I bought a $ 2500 puppy from Mr. Colvin in 2008. He was delivered just less than 7 weeks old (earlier than most reputable breeders).Within 18 months he developed severe epilepsy. I contacted Mr. Colvin at that time and he could care less because their 1 year warranty past. November 2010  our pup developed severe cluster breakthrough seizures (over 15 in 2 hours) and we rushed him to the ER. We then transferred him to a special neurological facility where he spent 2 weeks in intensive care. At the end of treatment for this episode we spent over $ 7500 not including his home meds which cost about $ 60/month. Besides this episode we had already spent over $ 1000 on his condition. After getting him back it took over 3 months of intensive critical rehab at home to see some signs of his original personality. After 6 months he got back to about 90% of his normal self. Since that episode we had to crate him and wake up daily at 2 and 5AM because he lost his house broken abilities. On Sept 2nd 2011 we noticed that he became very lethargic and wouldn't eat anything. We immediately took him into the ER. He was diagnosed with a huge tumor on his liver which the Vet felt was probably cancerous. Even if it wasn't cancer the cost to remove the tumor would be $ 2500 in addition to the $ 1000 we spent for his diagnosis. We were forced to put him down this weekend. He was 4 1/2. Our family is devastated. I called Mr. Colvin 3 times and as epected he never returned the call. I subsequently found out that another of his buyer in 2008 received their pup with similar issues and Colvin offered zero help or compassion. I would not recommend this breeder. Stay away. They profess health over size and show quality but in reality it is all about the Money. Reading further on this site you will find other aggrefious information about this breeder. I wish people like him would do jail time for their horrific business practices and supplying and breeding defective animals.

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