Elm Creek Kennels (Highmore, South Dakota)

  • 34275 203rd St, Highmore, SD 57345
  • +1 605-478-0172
  • Rated 3.2/5 with 5 verified reviews.
  • Monday: 8 AM-10 PM
  • Tuesday: 8 AM-10 PM
  • Wednesday: 8 AM-10 PM
  • Thursday: 8 AM-10 PM
  • Friday: 8 AM-10 PM
  • Saturday: 8 AM-10 PM
  • Sunday: 8 AM-10 PM

Elm Creek Kennels Customer Reviews Summary

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This breeder has received mixed reviews from customers. One customer had a positive experience with a puppy they got from the breeder.

Their dog had a great temperament, lots of energy, and loved being around people. However, another customer had a negative experience as their puppy developed a genetic condition called Megaesophagus.

Despite trying everything to help their dog, they had to let her go. This customer mentioned that other reviews also mentioned genetic issues.

Overall, customers should be aware of the potential for genetic problems when considering getting a puppy from this breeder.

Elm Creek Kennels Reviews

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We picked up our Zu in august 2020, and she was the best. Our baby girl was amazing – from day 1 she had the biggest heart, never growled at or had issues with kids or other dogs. Incredible amount of energy, and an appetite to match. Loved being with people and snuggled all night long. She was the absolute best.

Unfortunately there is a lot of ‘had’ and ‘was’ in that paragraph. She developed Megaesophagus, and after running every test (literally every test we could) and trying every medication and feeding technique in the book we finally had to let her go. All culprits were ruled out and after discussing with a couple of vet specialists it came down to something “likely genetic”.

2 years was far too short for such a spectacular pup. Absolute spectacular, great looking and every bit of caring as the owner had said she would be. Just heart breaking the way it ended. I won’t say there is anything wrong with the dogs, but given the other reviews of genetic issues I wanted to share my experience.

She is deeply missed