Breeder: Jack W., Jack, Jacquelyn, and Norma Schlessman
Business name: Country Lane Kennel
Address: 104410 FR 1075
City, State Zip: Purdy, MO 65734
USDA License: 43-A-5571
Date of CAPS Investigation: 2013-08-10
The weather at the time of investigation: 82 degrees Fahrenheit and sunny.
Breeds: English Bulldogs, Maltese, and Havanese
There were approximately 30 dogs on the property at the time of the investigation.
When I arrived at the property, one of the owners led me to a building of kennel runs. There was clutter and junk inside this building, requiring me to step over objects while walking through it (3.11 Cleaning, sanitization, housekeeping, and pest control (c) Condition and site). The first dog the owner (the owners didn’t introduce themselves, so it was impossible to tell them apart) showed me was an adult female English bulldog named Muffin. This dog had a fist-sized ’hot spot‘ on its shoulder blades that was bleeding and had old blood stains around it. The dog also had puss-type fluid in its eyes, one of which also exhibited a ‘cherry eye’ condition. The nails on the dog’s paws were about 2 inches long (2.40 Attending veterinarian and adequate veterinary care (a) Adequate veterinarian care).
One of the male owners told me he was building new kennels because his Bulldogs fight with each other; however, there were still two Bulldogs to a kennel at the time of my visit. (3.7 Compatible grouping (b) Aggressive disposition).
I then went to the other side of the yard to the next building of kennel runs. The inside of Building 2 had no lighting turned on at the time (3.2 Indoor housing facilities (c) Lighting). They showed me another female dog that was due to deliver puppies next month. She was about 20 lbs overweight and had puss-type fluid in her right eye. She also had 2-inch-long nails on her paws. (2.40 Attending veterinarian and adequate veterinary care (a) Adequate veterinarian care). The facility ‘whelping room’ was in this building; it also had no lighting turned on at the time, even though one of the owners stated she had a mother and puppies in that room (3.2 Indoor housing facilities (c) Lighting).