ID: 889
Date Submitted: 8/25/2006
Breed: English Springer Spaniel
Date Purchased: 7/24/2004
Broker:  Unknown
Petshop:  Pennsville Aquatic's & Pet Center
Details: Healthy, but hyper active.


Name: Benjamin K. Stoltzfus
Address: 82 Upper Valley Rd.
City: Christiana
State: PA
Zip: 17509-9773-82

This breeder is unlicensed by the USDA.  The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) requires that all
breeders with more than 3 female dogs, who are selling puppies through wholesale channels (such at pet stores), must be licensed and inspected by the USDA.

Normally, I recommend waiting to file a complaint with USDA against an unlicensed breeder until it becomes evident that they are operating in violation of the law.  I will continue to monitor this breeder for further activity, and file a complaint, should I feel there is evidence of illegal activity.  If you would like to file a complaint now, to have this matter investigated by USDA, you can do so by following the instructions on this page:

NOTE:  This breeder is most likely a member of the Amish/Mennonite families of dog breeders.  There is a high incidence of unlicensed and illegal breeders in the area of Pennsylvania, mainly Lancaster County.  Because the Amish do not normally have telephones, and most share the same family names, and often first names, it is very hard to track them.  I have researched three other breeders from this same town, with the same last name.

I recommend contacting the Pennsylvania Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement at the following web address to see if you can find more about this unlicensed breeder.