Powder Valley Poodles is a breeding kennel devoted to raising the best puppies possible for families, individuals and as working dogs.
We can’t do that if our dogs used for breeding have to live in an outdoor kennel for most of their lives. It doesn’t show us their potential and it is unethical and inhumane. I know most breeding kennels operate this way. But we are different. Dogs need companionship. Human companionship is best. We can’t have all of the dogs that we own right in our home. There is only room, time and energy for so many.
This is why we offer guardianship opportunities for families and individuals who qualify.
Guardian-care dogs in our breeding program must have a secure yard and an owner who is home most of the time. Someone working an eight hour, 5 day a week job would not be suitable.
- We pay for all routine medical costs and anything related to breeding.
- The foster owner agrees to pay for food, toys, beds and grooming.
Candidates for guardian parents must live within 60 miles of Fort Collins, CO and be willing to bring the dog to scheduled veterinary appointments. The new guardian family may keep the dog and her babies after birth and watch them grow up (until the pups are weaned) or choose to let the dog have her puppies here at the ranch and take her back after the puppies are weaned.
Guardian Homes Needed
Standard Poodle Female Born May 2018 Apricot/White Parti-color “Flash”
Flash is a sweet-natured, playful and friendly baby who is in need of a family. We have been closely watching Flash to see if she will be breeding quality for our future standard poodles and so far — the jury is still out on that. Her adult teeth need to come in before we can make that assessment. Right now, her baby teeth are not perfectly aligned. In order for us to be able to use her for breeding they will need to be perfect. This means that whoever takes Flash into their home may just be getting a free puppy! We will assess her teeth at maturity and make our decision then. I give it a 50/50 chance.
Flash will not mature bigger than 55 pounds and I think she is more likely to top out under 45 pounds. If interested in being a guardian home for Flash — with the potential (but no promises — it depends on what her teeth do) for her to be released from our program very early if her teeth don’t align perfectly — let us know ASAP. She is waiting for her people to come take her home. She will make a great family dog is gets along with everyone.
- 1 or 2 male miniature poodle puppies.
- 2 female miniature poodle puppies
- 1 toy doodle female puppy
- 1 Yorki/poo female puppy
- 1 mini doodle female
- 1 or 2 standarddoodle female puppies. These puppies will be one half standard poodle and one half golden retriever. They will mature around 55 to 60 pounds and will shed a little.
- 2 standarddoodle females that will be 3/4 poodle and 1/4 golden retriever. Will not shed. Will mature around 55 to 60 pounds
- 2 female standard poodle female puppies. Will mature 45 to 55 pounds.
Seem like a lot of puppies? It is! We have several dogs retiring in 2019 and 2020. We will need these puppies to grow up and start work as Powder Valley Poodle moms and dads.
These puppies will be our breeding dogs after passing numerous tests. Some may not make the cut. If they do not make it into the breeding program the puppy automatically becomes the sole property of the guardian home. In other words — you get a free puppy!
Don’t get your hopes up too high for a free puppy, though, as most of our dogs DO make the cut. And, as I do not believe in keeping dogs all of their lives in kennels, if the guardian homes I am looking for do not materialize in a timely manner I might have to wait until the next available litters before taking on more puppies. The exception to this would be when one of our girls is retiring. I will keep a puppy or two from these litters as there will be no subsequent litters from that particular dog.
Last year we retired Dandee, Cameo, Lady Bug, Jersey and our miniature boy, Rowdy.
This year we will be retiring Cous Cous Cootie and our happy little minidoodle boy, Roscoe. All of these retiring dogs are currently in guardian or permanent homes and are not available.
Contact Terry ASAP if interested in being one of our guardian homes for our breeding dogs.