Crooked Rooster Farm (Snohomish, Washington)

  • 19201 67th Ave SE, Snohomish, WA 98296
  • Rated 4.7/5 with 15 verified reviews.
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Crooked Rooster Farm Customer Reviews Summary

We’ve analyzed all available reviews for this breeder and summarized our findings below for your convenience!

Customers have had mixed experiences with Crooked Rooster Farm, a golden retriever breeder. On one hand, there are glowing reviews praising Holly and the breeder for providing excellent support and producing smart and loving puppies.

One reviewer even has a pup from Crooked Rooster who works as an avalanche search and rescue dog. On the other hand, there are negative reviews.

Some customers complain about the breeder's lack of responsiveness, blaming genetic disorders on poor ownership, and prioritizing looks over health and temperament. One reviewer even mentions that their dog has severe anxiety and possessive-related aggression, which they believe are genetic issues.

The breeder's lack of support and dismissal of concerns is also mentioned. Although there have been instances of challenging and neurotic puppies, it is acknowledged that some exceptional puppies have come from this breeder.

Overall, customers have had varying experiences, and it is recommended to thoroughly research and consider these factors when considering purchasing a puppy from Crooked Rooster Farm.

Crooked Rooster Farm Reviews

We’ve compiled a list of the most helpful reviews for this breeder below. We’ve included both positive and negative (if applicable) reviews to give you a better idea of the type of breeder you’re considering.


Jamie Hannam

Had the pleasure of meeting Holly as a kitten was found near my neighborhood veterinarian’s offfice (Dr. Donna Sowder) and it needed a ride to Holly’s place. It survived Way to go Team Holly Donna Jamie! I will be in-touch for updates and pictures.


Barb Brausieck

Picked up our new pup today. She is spectacular! The whole experience has been just perfect Wish we had met Holly, but more concerned that she feel better.


Anna Toll

We LOVE Holly and Crooked Rooster Farm. Our pup, Grua, is a Crooked Rooster boy, and he works as an avalanche search and rescue dog in Colorado. He is smart and loving. We could not as for a better dog, or better support from the breeder.


Allyson Schulte

If you are looking for a breeder that blames genetic disorders on poor ownership, ignores any questions you have about the parents, and doesn’t show up on puppy pick up day… Holly is the breeder for you.

If you are looking for an overpriced puppy that is (in my opinion) being bred more for looks than for health or temperament… then Crooked Rooster is the breeder for you.

I wouldn’t recommend Crooked Rooster Farm to my closest friend or my worst enemy. I do love my CRF pup, but we had so many challenges to get to manageable point of life and I think Holly is improperly advertising these dogs on her website as “easy to train family dogs”. My dog was diagnosed by the Veterinary Behaviorist team in Colorado and has been used as a case study and featured on a podcast for her severe anxiety disorder and possessive related aggression. These are both genetic and not anything that was any fault of my own.

Any attempts to ask Holly or other coltriever owners for support were ignored, she had my Facebook posts deleted, or she would respond saying it’s my fault for being a bad owner. I wish it didn’t have to go down this way because I truly looked up to and admired Holly at the start.

I know that some incredible puppies do and have come out of Crooked Rooster, but in my experience… more often than not they are anxious, reactive, and neurotic. I know some of these are traits of border collies in general, but I do believe there are deeper underlying issues within the breeding program that Holly’s ego is blocking her from taking a look at.

And Holly, if you read this… I really wish it had gone down differently. I wish I could’ve relied on you for support rather than being made a failure. I wish I couldve stayed in touch and shared our wins so you can share and leverage my learnings with other struggling owners (I know they are out there because many have reached out to me).