Hello and Welcome to Al-Bark Kennels of Maryland !
May 2012 .....I am very happy that my wife insisted that we make the drive from Chicago to your farm/kennel. While I had little doubt that we would be very happy with Henry, my wife felt it was important to meet you and see where Henry came from before we made such a commitment. I don't think I could have designed a more idyllic environment for a puppy to reared. The kennels were clean and open and seemed to make for a very comfortable entree into the world for your pups. I loved the adult kennel that was set back against the woods - all the dogs seemed to be incredibly happy out there. I don't think a dog could ask for more than what you and your family have done for them.
I will be certain to keep in touch and send photos of Henry/us as he grows.
Best regards, Andrew Kalish Chicago, IL Ravenswood Event Center
We adopted Lance in I think late June, and promptly renamed him, “Sam.” He took to training very quickly. He is playful, affectionate, and amazingly gentle and patient with our three year old (she just adores him - and so badgers him constantly). We help watch foster dogs, so we’ve seen many dogs over the years, but we’ve never encountered one with a better, more even temperament. He is, of course, also beautiful and healthy. About the worst I could say about him is that at times he may be a little too affectionate and attached - I mean he follows me around so close sometimes that when I stop he runs into me. Honestly, we really couldn’t ask for a better dog. Thanks, Jeff
Feb 2013 Hi, I just came across your email which was sent back in December. I changed computers and didn’t realize that I had missed several days of emails, yours among them. We purchased an F1b golden doodle from AI Bark Kennels in Oakland, MD back in June, 2012. I believe they called the puppy Zinya. We named her Ellie. I cannot begin to tell you how pleased we have been with Ellie. She was easy to house train and has been been attending puppy classes at Pet Smart. She has been asked on several occasions to attend other classes there so the trainer can “show her off”. Everyone at Pet Smart knows her because she is such a lovable animal. She loves every person and every dog she meets! I’ve had people stop in their cars as I was walking her to inquire about her. I took her to Alabama over Christmas to visit my family. I was a little worried about the long trip and how she would get along with my 1 year old grand daughter and my daughter and son-in law’s 2 dogs,(a miniature schnauzer and a German short haired pointer.) Ellie was perfectly fine with everyone! She also made the long drive with no problems. Ellie now weighs 55 pounds. She is well trained and loved by all that meet her. We were extremely pleased with the kennel also. The teenage children of the owner were there as the owners were out of town. The children were absolutely wonderful and very helpful. I have had several people ask me where I got Ellie and I have referred them to Al Bark Kennels. Again, we have been very pleased and happy with Ellie. She is quite spoiled I might add! I look forward to many years of happiness with Ellie! She is a wonderful addition to our family! Attached are some photos. ~ Thank you! Art Robertson, Leesburg, VA