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
Yorkie/poodle girls need guardian homes
Truffles, our sweet little Yorkie/poodle from Pebbles and Vinny needs a new guardian home. Her previous guardian home had to give her up due to complications within the family. A house dog, Truffles is sweet, soft-tempered with people but a real Diva when it comes to other dogs. HER people. HER lap. HER toys, etc. Living with the standard poodle in the household could have been a disaster had the standard poodle not had a good sense of humor. So — with that in mind — this sweet little diva either needs a home with no other divas or a home with no other dogs. She loves laps, children of all ages, being a part of everything around her and — of course — being the absolute — and only — center of attention. Truffles will be fine either with a houseful of kids or with a single person or couple wanting a good canine companion. Let Terry know if you think this little girl would be the right dog for you. 970-568-7585 ( Landline no texts, please…)
And, we are planning to keep another Yorkie/poodle from Pebbles and Vinny’s next litter. The puppy we are planning for will be female and maturing around 9 to 10 pounds. We are expecting the puppy to be born in October or November of 2019. The puppy would need to go to it’s new guardian home at around 9 to 10 weeks of age which would put the puppy in the new home sometime in December of 2019 to January or February of 2020. Let Terry know if interested. 970-568-7585 (landline no texts please…)
Standard Poodle Boys Bandit and Leo Need Guardian Homes
We will not be adding very many puppies to the program this year. Last year we kept Honey, Autumn, Foxy, Munchie, Jewels, Treasure, and Silver — all girls. This year we will be looking for a boy from Robbie to keep and possibly — a female moyen (medium) –poodle from Dream and Robbie. I may also keep a girl from Tahoe and Elvis’ litter of half and half standard goldendoodles. The current litter is so sweet and beautiful it would be hard not to. However, there are only three girls in the litter and I don’t want to deprive the families with prior deposits of getting what they want so will most likely wait until their next litter which would be fall of 2019.
So — if interested in a guardian puppy for your home — let me know. We will most likely at some point have a few girls and a boy available, all puppies. Right now we have two standard poodle boys looking for guardian homes. We have 3 year-old Bandit and 8 month-old Leo. Leo will be taking over for Bandit as our primary standard poodle stud as soon as he is old enough for his hips, elbows and eye tests to be completed. This should be by June or July of 2019. Once it is confirmed that Leo (AKC “Powder Valley As the Lions Race the Wind”) is the stud prospect to take over for Bandit then we will neuter Bandit and he can retire. In other words — his breeding days are numbered and whoever takes him as a guardian home will have a very, very, nice, adult dog who will not be used as a breeding dog for very long after they take him home.
Leo WILL be used for quite some time. However, as compensation, the guardian home will receive $100 for each litter that Leo produces. What that adds up to will be determined by how often he is used by other breeders across the country. All the guardian home is required to do is take him to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Fort Collins for semen collection — about a 5 minute procedure.
If interested in either Bandit or Leo please let us know ASAP. They would LOVE to be with a family as soon as possible. Terry 970-568-7585 (landline, no texts, please )
All of the dogs and puppies mentioned above will be our breeding dogs but only 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, Cous Cous Cootie, minidoodle stud Roscoe and our miniature boy, Rowdy. This year we will retire Maya.
All of these retired and retiring dogs were in guardian homes that are now permanent homes and are not available.
Contact Terry ASAP if interested in being one of our guardian homes for our breeding dogs.