Feo Farm Kennels- Golden Retrievers (Columbiana, Ohio)

  • 44251 OH-558, Columbiana, OH 44408
  • +1 330-831-1910
  • Rated 4.6/5 with 51 verified reviews.
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Feo Farm Kennels- Golden Retrievers Customer Reviews Summary

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

Feo Farms is a breeder that has received mixed reviews. Many customers have had positive experiences, praising the communication, care of the dogs, and the temperament and health of the puppies they received.

These customers highly recommend Feo Farms and describe their dogs as wonderful and well-behaved. However, there are also negative reviews from customers who have had puppies with severe health issues, specifically hip dysplasia.

These customers express disappointment in Feo Farms for continuing to breed a male dog that is passing on genetic defects. They mention that Feo Farms does not perform genetic testing on their breeding dogs and emphasize the importance of finding a breeder that does.

These customers caution potential buyers to be aware of the potential financial and emotional burden that can come with purchasing a puppy with severe health issues. Overall, customers are impressed with Feo Farms' communication and care for their dogs, but there are concerns regarding the breeding practices and genetic health of the puppies.

Feo Farm Kennels- Golden Retrievers 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.


Annie Bias

We adopted Sunny from Feo farms and had a great time throughout the whole experience. They were clear and thorough and overall very friendly! The farm was beautiful and all the dogs looked happy & healthy. Would highly recommend this place if you’re looking for a golden puppy


Brandi Katz

We got our Daisy girl from Feo farms right before Christmas and I can’t speak highly enough about our experience. Communication was fantastic. The facilities and care given to the puppies and parents is outstanding. You can tell that the family truly loves the dogs. Daisy is the perfect addition to our family. Shes loving has the best temperament and so smart. I’m already trying to convince my husband we need another puppy.


Jamie Stonebraker

We got our handsome boy Murphy from Feo Farms in 2020 (from Studly and Rosie’s January litter). We had a wonderful experience working with Jeff and Autumn, communication was great and when we came out to choose our puppy it was clear that all of their dogs were loved and cared for like family. We may be biased, but Murphy may be the world’s best dog! He is so sweet and playful, and SO well-behaved. We get compliments all the time when we’re out about what a good boy he is, and of course how handsome he is! I cannot recommend Feo Farms highly enough if you’re looking for a golden retriever puppy, they produce wonderful dogs!


carrol ostrum

Do not buy a puppy from Feo Farm kennels.
I bought a beautiful puppy named Rosie from them over 2 years ago.
She was diagnosed with severe hip dysplasia at 5 months. The vet recommended a total hip replacement, which I was willing to do. I took her to Dr. Dyce at Ohio State because he is known to be the best. It would have cost $6,000. Dr. Dyce evaluated her for $599. He said there was not enough bone to do the hip replacement, and that she also had hip dysplasia in the other leg, but not as bad.
It as if she has no socket bone in one hip, and she limps pretty bad. Her one leg is twisted.
I don’t know what her future will be.
Her father is Studley, and I am stunned they are still breeding him! From other reviews, he is passing on bad genes.
I talked to Jeff, and he tried to talk me into giving Rosie back and getting another puppy.
That is so heartless , when I love Rosie with all
My heart.
He did not offer to pay any of the bills I sent him.
They are selling dogs with severe genetic defects.
I advise you to look somewhere else for healthy golden retrievers.


Martie Bradley

DO NOT purchase a puppy from FEO Farms. They continue to sire the male Studly who has produced 3 separate litters where puppies have been found to have genetic orthopedic conditions. Please see reviews from Allison and Kristen in addition to mine. The breeders take no responsibility and claim their vet has certified this male. If they truly care for the Golden breed how can they continue to sire a male who can pass on a very painful debilitating condition they could suffer the rest of their lives.


Allison G

Would NOT recommend Feo Farms.

Our puppy was covered in fleas in her car ride home, and then tested positive for parasites on her first four stool tests. This was frustrating, and not the level of health you would expect her to come home in, given her cost.

The most striking reason we can not recommend Feo Farms is that our dog was diagnosed with severe, bilateral, congenital hip dysplasia at 8 months old. She already had signs of arthritis on x-Ray at this time (directly caused by the congenitally abnormal formation of her hip socket). The vet also confirmed that at such a young age, genetics is solely to blame. The only recommended treatment to improve her quality of life, which has significantly declined, is total hip replacement surgery (quoted at $7,000 per hip). So far, Feo Farms has refunded us $500 (which covered only the cost of seeing a specialist and getting x-rays). The only other help they have offered is to refund the rest of her cost (an additional $700) if we pursue surgery, which is a drop in the bucket compared to the exorbitant cost of surgery. Now our family is facing a tremendous financial burden in order to give our dog a normal life.

Feo Farms continues to breed with our dog’s Dad, Studly, even though they know he fathered a dog with a severe congenital problem. They do not perform OFA genetic testing on their breeding dogs. Save yourself the heartache, and pick a breeder who does the recommended genetic testing. Even if your upfront cost is more, it will save you thousands in the long run. Some breeders even have a hip dysplasia guarantee (If it occurs within first 1-2 years of life, they will cover the surgery). We know this now, but did not know this when we were looking for a dog. Feo is clearly in the breeding business purely to make money, and told us that helping to pay for her surgery would put them out of business. Which is ironic considering $7,000-$14,000 in surgical costs would certainly place our family into debt. If Feo Farms is only interested in protecting their finances, then as a potential buyer, you should certainly be interested in protecting yourself and finding a healthy dog without significant medical concerns.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding our experience, as I would be more than happy to share what we would do differently.