Below are a number of testimonials from customers of Ivy Leaf Kennels. We would appreciate all our customers feedback, if you are happy to send us a testimonial you can do so by clicking here.

Testimonial: I bought my beagle on 1st of november at 10 weeks old she is now a beautiful healthy 22week old pup who has fitted in to our family amazingly she has bonded with us all amazingly and she loves people especially with how much attention she has claimed..... she is an amazing dog and i couldnt thank you enough for completing us with our loving best friend kali

miss r galbraith.

Testimonial: It's now three months I've had my perfect Blue Roan Cocker Spaniel thank you to Kevin Knox for excellent communication and professionalism.
Miss T White Moray

Testimonial: Hi Kevin
I want to thank you for my adorable bishon frise Milo he is now almost 16 weeks old . I am now about to pick him up a friend tomorrow from you who will be also a very loved part of our family. Thank you for all the help you have given as I know I have been in touch quite a few times making enquiries. Well recommend Ivy Leaf Kennels nice clean enviroment and very happy little pups . Thanks again Sharon & family

Testimonial: Very professional, informative and friendly. To be honest Ivy Leaf is faultless. I would Highly recommend this place..

mrs ramsay.


Testimonial: Hi we got a sheltie puppie from you approx 2 weeks ago and he has such a great temperment loving dog very healthy. Was very pleased with the condition of the kennels and the politeness of your self.Would recommend people to deal with you whenever they need puppies
Thank You for a beautiful dog

mrs arthur.



Firstly I am very sorry I did not meet you in person. I cant tell you how much we appreciate you were able to organize collection of our puppy Sally (Masha).She is an amazing dog. Thank you very much for her from our familyWe would love to wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy and successful year .

mr kost.



Testimonial: I Bought a bichon frise around 6 year ago and had a faultless time So good I returned 3 year ago and bought another . Very profesional and helpfull and very clean kennels . I wouldnt go anywhere else in future and would highly recommend

mr napier.

23rd december 

we bought a bichon off you three years ago.she is 100% healthy and the love of our sister in law bought one two years previously ,no problems at all and you were very helpful.please feel free to use this on your website.

mr. g wright

22nd december 

Testimonial: My 10 week old Mini Schnauzer has just been for his 2nd injection and full health check. The vet confirmed what we already knew - Herbie is a very healthy, happy pup who is making excellent progress! Thank you Kevin, we wouldn't be without him he is fantastic!

mrs hall

23rd august 

Testimonial: I'd like to thank Kevin for my beautiful fur baby. we brung her home last week and already doing realy well in toilet training. such a lovely bundle of fluff and fun as it's a bichon frise. on both occasions we visited it was very clean and all the kennels had very lively pups. I highly recommend your place to everyone and also got a friend going tomorrow for their fur baby.

mr t.williams.

5th august 

On the 17th of April a new member of our famliy. shizu lulu is so beautiful the vets told me that she is a very healthy puppy, we all love her beautiful, playful ways.thank you

brian griffiths

12 july 

Testimonial: We bought our shih tzu yesterday and he is absolutely gorgeous, such a little fur baby..he has settled in brilliantly and he is now called ernie! Thank you so much :)


1st july 

Testimonial: Tomorrow is my baby girls first birthday.. She's a ruby cavalier and beautiful... Great personality and happy all the time.. Thanks for my beautiful girl x

lisa forbes

1st june 

Testimonial: Got Coco, a shitzu cross bichon frise, 8wks old from Ivy leaf Kennels Durham from Kevin.... she's settled in really well, excellent health, perfect with people/children vets give her the 100% ok.... very intelligent, toilet trained, absolutely perfect addition to the family. Highly recommended to buy from Kevin at Ivy leaf Kennels. He explained everything needed care wise, micro chipped in front of us as he is registered. Cheers Kevin she is lush thanks again.

mrs r.gibbs

10th may 

Testimonial: Bought our Miniture Schnauzer on the 8th of April 2016 for my wife's 50th birthday and we are delighted with the new member of our family. She is now called Peaches. She is full of life and our Staffy Ellie who is 11 has took to her like a mother. Thanks Kevin & Mary for a nice healthy puppy.

mr steel

4th may 

Testimonial: We bought a Jack Russell x Bichon Frise in march, she settled in straight away and she is healthy and full of life always wanting to play, she is great with the kids and other dogs. She is a pleasure to have

mrs k.ginnerty

2nd may 

Testimonial: I bought a shih tzu puppy on 13th April from Ivy Leaf . He is absolutely adorable, very healthy and he's in excellent condition with a loving full of fun an mischievous nature . I already have a 4 year old Shih Tzu and they get on great. He has settled in with no problems and couldn't wish for a better puppy he's gorgeous.
I would highly recommend this company.
Andrea Jackson

27th april 

Testimonial: We bought our Harvey a cockapoo pup from yourselves just over 4 years ago. He is an absolutely beautiful,friendly,energetic gorgeous part of our family. Apart from yearly boosters he has never visited the vets for any ailments. Thank you Ivy Kennels we wouldnt be without him, we love him to bits.

jan gregory

20th april 

Testimonial: I bought a cavachon puppy from yourselves. she is a well bred little girl I would definitely recommend this company. I would not buy from anywhere eles now.


11th april 

Testimonial: We bought a lovely cavashon which we've named 'enzo' and had him home yesterday, would like to thank Kevin for all his help from buying our pup to receiving him you were so helpful and we really appreciate everything.

I (Michael) moved away from Durham and currently live in Gloucestershire where enzo will be having regular walks on a beautiful common alongside another cavashon within the family. it seems really fitting that my pup would be a Durham lad like myself!, I would highly recommend Kevin and co at ivy leaf kennels to anyone. thankyou once again.

michael lund.

8th april 


Testimonial: Bought our lovely Cocker Spaniel boy (Riley) almost a week ago. Hes a bundle of joy, and tries our patience from time to time, but couldnt imagine life without him now. He's due to get his 2nd injection on Friday, and we are looking forward to being able to take him on walks. Thanks Kevin and Mary for our beautiful boy. We are very happy :)

lisa and nick.

24th february 

Testimonial: Just like to say thank you to Kevin having bought a beautiful black minature schnauzer.

lee welham

21st january 

Testimonial: We are proud owners of a miniature schnauzer puppy which we bought from Ivy Leaf kennels at the end of December 2015. We have named her Tilly and she has settled in really well, training well and using a puppy pad immediately (can't believe it!). Kevin was such a great help and know we can go back should we need advice or more pups to add to our family! Many thanks,

Kathryn & Simon

19th january 

Testimonial: at the start of 2012 me and my partner bought a Bichon frise puppy from these kennels and he has been a HUGE success full of health intelligence and mischief I would reccommend ivy leaf to anyone wishing to purchase a dog Kevin was very patient and understanding that my partner wished to give the puppy a thorough looking over and check before making payment Toby ( as we named him)settled in straight away and now is a fire station mascot and life would not be the same without him a big thank you to kevin

captain theobald.

14th january

Testimonial: Bought a miniature schnauzer from here just 3 days ago. She is a very healthy, loving and adorable puppy and just after 3 days, I am astonished at how well she is training and obiding by house rules! Kevin and Mary were more than helpful and made it clear that if I had any questions, to just get back in touch! Very happy with the standard of service and more than happy with my beautiful puppy Ivy! Would recommend these kennels to anybody!

mrs cumming

27th december 

got the most beautiful prapso from here.kevin,if you ever get another one please let me know.our pip formally bella is adorable..


14th december 


picked up our beagle pup on 19-10-15 and service from kevin and mary was great.also glad to give advice and support when asked.would definitely reccomend if looking for a family pet.thank you.


23rd october 

bought a miniature schnauzer  last week from here.its an absolute pleasure to have such a good little dog.loves my little boy and he is fab with his training.this is our second dog from ivy leaf and will definitely recommend to friends!.thank you x.


14th october 


We bought a miniature schnauzer just over 2 weeks ago. we named him ollie and he is a beautiful little dog. brilliant temperament with my children, full of character and a happy, healthy, much loved addition to the family. would definitely recommend ivy leaf kennels and when the time is right, we will back too. thank you

amanda gibson

15th september 


Testimonial: just to say thank you for the beautiful miniature schnauzer we purchased from kevin on the 13th of august 2015 she is a very healthy pup....really friendly settled in well with our other dog.kevin was very helpful and has been since we got home with Misha....nothing is too much trouble just ring and ask kevin and he will advise you...the kennels were very clean and the puppies very content....Kevin also had our puppy fully vaccinated..thank you Kevin from Wendy Royle

23rd august 

Testimonial: We have had Ozzy l our miniature schnauzer since May. He is the most handsome wee dog ever! He is happy and healthy and we couldn't of asked for anything more. He has been the perfect addition to our family! Thank you!

amy buchanan

17th july 


Testimonial: A very big thank you to Kevin & Mary for our beautiful beagle girl Bailey. Although we have only had her in our lives since the 4th Jult it feels like she has been with us forever. Bailey is a right character & so full of life & has brought us so much joy. She is a healthy & bright wee thing & we shall be forever grateful that we got her from you. We would recommend Ivy Leaf Kennels to anyone who wants to get a 4 legged companion. 
Kevin & Debi Goundry

13th july 

Testimonial: We've had our beautiful beagle puppy (chester) for almost 5 weeks now and he is simply amazing! Such a healthy friendly well socialised dog. Albeit a little crazy too, he fits into our family perfectly. Highly recommend ivy leaf :)


28th may 

Testimonial: We have had our little ella for over a week now. She is a tri-coloured beagle and the last of her litter. She is a very happy young puppy who has made the perfect family dog. I would definitely recommend Ivy leaf kennels for anyone searching for a new 4 legged member of the family. 

27th may 

Testimonial: Got our Cocker Spaniel 4 weeks ago, place was immaculately clean.The pup has settled in brilliantly, was well socialised when we got her and she is healthy as can be. Thank you for a lovely healthy puppy!!


25th may 

Testimonial: We bought a female cavalier just over 4 years ago from ivy leaf
And she has been a fit, happy, healthy dog
And most importantly a fantastic pet
We are now looking for another and will be coming back to ivy leaf


12th april 


 Testimonial: We bought a tri colour cavalier about six years ago and she is our baby. daft as rags. was over the moon when i rang up and asked if kevin could drop her off. didnt go and view as seen her in the paper and wanted her so would like to thank kevin for bringing her straight down. now we want another dog so just waiting till kevin gets them in


10th april 


Testimonial: Hi just an update on my gorgeous little girl she is a blue roan cocker spaniel called Lola she is now 17 months old (we got her when she was 10 weeks old ) she is an amazing little girl very active and healthy many thanx again xx


7th march 

Testimonial: I would like to thank Kevin for my two beautiful little Westies we bought them early January 2015, they have just been for there second vaccination and full vet check and the vet said they are in great health and said they are amazing little characters, we are just so pleased we got two little sisters as they do everything together. Thanks again Kevin for your help choosing the sex and giving us some really good advice. 
Marie & John x

18th february 

Good morning. We just thought that you would like to see how our wee westie puppy is looking and getting on at year old.
His name is Shuggie and he's a wee cracker. Getting on amazingly with our westie bitch Megan, and he's super intelligent (and cheeky) 
Loves running on the beach everyday with my Dad and refuses to sleep anywhere except snuggled into my parents in their bed lol
Hello from us and Wee Shug from Oban, Scotland


15th february 

Testimonial: We bought a gorgeous Cavapoo girl in December. She is the most lovely tempered healthy loving pup. We named her Darcey. We found the house and kennels to be extremely clean and the pups looked v well looked after. Very friendly knowledgable customer service too. Many thanks.

mrs humble.

15th february 

Testimonial: I bought a shih tzu  bitch by the name of Sally now named Millie she is such a character doing well I would be lost without her now thanks very much ivy leaf.

10th february 

Testimonial: We bought a lovely little Zuchon girl called Zoe in September 2014. She is an amazing healthy and playful puppy with a delightful temperament. Thank you very much for a most loved member of the family.

mrs stringer.

14th january 

Testimonial: We bought a lovely Blenheim King Charles from you who will be 5 this May and he's the most gorgeous dog you could imagine. Fudge is a happy, healthy dog with a lovely nature.

mrs. a. brown.

9th january 

Testimonial: We bought a lovely Bichon frise (girl) from ivy leaf kennels. We named her angel. She is loving well behaved and perfect she fitts right in with the family. Thank you so much for letting us buy a beautiful dog X

mrs. m. hunter.

5th january 

Testimonial: We purchased one of the adorable bichon frise pups back in May and he is an absolute dream, such a cheekiness to him but also very loving. He'll be 9 month old soon and we named him Bono. :)

mrs g.bell

17th december 


Testimonial: We bought Oscar here,I have to say the kennels were immaculate and Oscar is a happy healthy dog and a fantastic dog,we choose ivy leaf because of a friends recommendation and have since recommended friends who have been more than happy with there dogs bought from here.

mick gilroy

17th november 

I recently purchased a west highland terrier.I would highly recommend ivy leaf.We have a fantastic little dog.Very helpfull and nice people to deal with.Thank you for our lovely puppy.

mrs race.

12th november 

Testimonial: Several years ago I bought a ruby cavalier from ivy leaf kennels and what a lovely dog he is.... He turned five in September and we have never had any bother with him , behaviour or health wise ! He's so handsome and loving I defo choose the right dog for us .anita

4th november

Testimonial: Have just seen a testimonial from Pauline about her cavachon puppie. Thought she would like to know we bought the brother cavachon on 13th August. He is doing really well, lovely lively happy puppy. Regards Mike

24th october 

Testimonial: Hi I would just like to say we bought a beautiful shihtzu pup from yourselves in June 2014 he was born on April 3rd. He's a great companion for our 5yr old shihtzu he is a very lively and fun pup we named him bobbi. thanks again from the taylor family

16th october 

 I have bought two chugs. they are full energy and very loving and they are very honest and trustworthy people.


14th october 


Testimonial: we bought a cavashon puppie on the 2nd of aug 2014 she is healthy and so adorable thank you to your daughter and soninlaw who where very kind and helpfull to us . hope everything goes good on the birth of your grand chid .kind regards from pauline

15th september 

i bought a Bichon girl off you earlier this year.........
she is doing amazing!!!! i love her so so much she is a beautiful dog. Thank you so much :)
4th september 



Testimonial: Just to let you know, the cavalier king charles we bought from you on 18/11/2013 is doing really well we named him Alfie he's nearly a year old now and he's been one of the best dogs we have ever had, he's such a soft natured dog and was so easy to train Everyone compliments his markings expecially his star marking on his back, he's turning into a handsome Little chap with his own cute personality.


thursday 21st august 

Testimonial: I purchased a Cavalier King Charles from Ivy Leaf in December 2013 for my Autistic son, we named her "Tammy" sadly she passed away on 20th July 2014 after an accident, she was a fantastic healthy dog and was growing into a well behaved and well mannered dog with an infectious hold over all that she come into contact with. She was so loving with all including young children. Thank you Ivy Leaf for such a lovely puppy that we will never forget and sadly miss.


1st august 

Really delighted with the two dogs I purchased from you Kevin and they're both doing great. i am about to send you a photo of Ivy and Wilson.

God bless,


tuesday 30th july

bought my westie puppy in feb 2014 she is so cute into everything but would not part with her. thank you for the service I got. you did not rush me. could not fault kennels lovely clean m meale

saturday 21st june 

We bought a gorgeous beagle puppy from you in October. She is doing really well. We get comments where ever we go with her on how beautiful she is and on her markings even from other beagle owners. I am so glad we have her she is such a darling.

andrea louise.

monday 16th june 

   i bought a westie pup on easter weekend and what a little gem. she is doing really well and learns very quick. fit and healthy, the only thing is as quick as i plant she digs out but she is such fun thanks ayre.

15th may 

 Well pleased with my cavalier pup, which we bought from Ivy Leaf Kennels July 2013. Our dog is doing great and we have named her Ivy. So pleased with the service and the animal welfare shown by Kevin and his wife that we are just about to purchase another cavalier from his kennels to keep Ivy company. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Ivy Leaf Kennels to others. Thank you, Michael

20th april 

 I bought a Yorkshire terrier pup on 14/02/14. With me being disabled, Kevin was ever so good as to meet me further north as I was travelling from Scotland. I was very grateful for this. The pup is a very healthy, cheeky, intelligent wee soul. His Kennel name is Jack my lad and we gave him his pet name as Archie. He is 5 months old now and coming on leaps and bounds. Would just like to say a big thank you to Kevin and Mary for providing a lovely companion for our two other dogs and ourselves, at a competitive price.

mr murray smith

4th april 

Just wanted to let you know about the tri colour beagle we bought from you last year. She is doing really well and we can say we are so glad we got her almost a year ago and wouldn't be without her. Named her penny

mrs taggart

8th march 

 Bought our bichon frise who we have named Theo on 27/1/13 he is a delight and is settling down nicely thanks  

mrs morris  


We bought a Westipoo just before xmas 2013.. We have named him Bumble. We travelled a 500 mile round trip to get him and he was well worth the journey and he slept all the way home. He is an absolute delight, easy to train, in good health and so well behaved.. He's perfect ( until he wee's on the carpet!!!!!) Thank you so so much xxx woof woof from Bumble xx



Testimonial: Hi just to let you know our cockerpoo we got on 19/12/12 Is doing fine, We named him Marley and he loves his new home In Richmond, We do hope his sister went to a good home. I also love you send me wedding dresses uk.

ps. thankyou Ivy Leaf, would recommend 

kevin midcalf 

We bought a King Charles cavalier last month from the kennels who is a healthy sweet little dog.



 We got our shih tzu puppy from ivy leaf a few weeks ago, we were concerned originally having read some negative reviews about the kennels, however, we have a gorgeous, healthy little puppy who's settled into our home perfectly, he's a lovely puppy and we have no concerns about him at all.

mrs middle

My gorgeous blue roan cocker is now called lola she is an amazing puppy she is healthy an active and had been well looked after we have now had her 6 weeks and I'm so pleased we bought her from you as she has brought so much happiness back to our family we didn't think we would have another dog after having our beloved boxer put to sleep last year but Lola has filled a massive void once again thank you both for the joy that Lola has brought to us we will keep in touch and let you no how she's doing thank again xxxx

mrs cornwall


I bought a pomerainian x shih tzu pup 2year ago. she is a little beauty so pleased i came to ivy leaf kennels for her she is a healthy bundle of fluffy joy :D



Purchased a Bichon Frise puppy from Ivy Leaf in October 2013 and he is just gorgeous. Loved the service from Ivy Leaf and love my little dog.

mrs kitching


Just bought my 3rd pup in around 5yr from ivy leaf and delighted yet again, lovely healthy lively little chap to keep my other little delights company.

Julie Wyvil

 I just wanted to let you know that the puppy I bought from you on 22nd November 2012 is doing really well. I have called him Ollie. 

He is inquisitive, loving, boisterous, and an absolute delight. He had his second jab last week and can now go out walkies which he loves. All the neighbours here are enchanted by him so he is never short of company and attention.

Thanks very much for such a gorgeous companion.