I have retired many breeding dogs and they are well socialized, housetrained dogs ready to be part of a family and I think any family would be lucky to have them, I know other breeders who also raise their breeding dogs in the home but just can't keept them all so they "retire" them after breeding.
I also offer early puppy training and I think its a great idea but I do think it is possible to get a wonderful retired breeding dog that is not kennel shy or poorly trained. I also agree you can get a bunch of problems but if that's what someone wants then I think we should stress the importance of meeting the dog in person and where they might find one not tell them to buy a puppy instead. Just my opinion as the owner of many a retired breeding dog before I ever became a breeder....
Any retired or soon to be retired breeding doodles going to be available as pets? Prefer medium sized or smaller. Must be good with young children under 5 and have calm temperament. Home raised a... more
Hi Gabi. You might consider contacting a breeder close to you to find out if they have any adult girls available to a guardian home who may have one litter left. I've done this a few times with great ... more
Aspen is now available! She is from our Godiva Sir litter born October 31, 2011. Aspen has gone through our Primary Education program and is ready for her very own furever family. She knows Sit,... more
I am curious why you are looking for a retired dog for a pet for your young children instead of a puppy that they can grow up with? Are you thinking there would be a price difference because usually... more
with the crate training, potty training and general puppy antics. I know that even as a breeder when we were looking for a new German Shepherd for the family I went looking for a retired breeding... more
It's not necessarily about cost, it's the fact that we want a dog out of its puppy stage who is house trained & social. Puppies are a lot more work, and it's a phase we want to skip.
older dog Tracy - Desert Winds Labradoodle,Tue May 8 12:12
I understand completely Gabi. A lot of people do want an older puppy or dog for that reason. A retired breeder would be pretty old, and as other said, you may take a chance that it has not been a... more
experience of owning a dog. It gives you wonderful perspective when the pup has matured and you look back at how well you did raising it. Older dogs do not equate with 'trained' dogs. You might get... more
dogs from other breeders that were shamefully undersocialized and poorly trained. I have one that I will have here forever that came from a large kennel as I could never in good conscience place her... more
sorry Joyce I don't agree joy shadymaple,Tue May 8 00:51
make great pets, but let's face it, they are in the minority. Breeders who 'resell' their stud after they have used him up in their program come to mind. Most of those dogs are not house raised. They ... more
when you need it? Not because you said my name. I honestly feel like the biggest disservice many breeders do to themselves, their dogs and owners is keeping dogs past 8 weeks of age. Many don't have... more
There are many breeders who do a great job of raising a puppy from birth to 8 weeks but so much more care and attention goes into raising them right past 8 weeks. If they are not properly socialized... more
Ann graciously provided her email in her response above. Her web page also states that if you are interested in an adult doodle to contact her. Seems like all you need to do is to contact her. The... more
where their dogs live out their lives as pets in-between litters and once they retire they stay in those homes. If they are housing dogs full time they are: A. Their family pets and do not intend to... more
great answer Amy G. - Sound Labradoodles - WA,Mon May 7 12:45
Kendra, I am totally swiping your answer for a form-letter inquiry I just got this morning. :)