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
Miniature Poodles — Males
These two boys — brothers Solo and Chewie — are very sweet, active and love people. Their training has been limited to how to be a show dog — and they both did very well, achieving International Champion status in only four shows (the absolute minimum that it can be done) and under 4 different judges. Additionally, Chewie, in the four shows that he was entered in — the ONLY shows he has ever been in — won Best In Show Puppy (out of all the puppies of every breed at the dog show) in three of his shows.
To say that we are very proud of these two boys (and their half-sister Tootie who also won her International Champion Puppy title) is an understatement. (Tootie is already in a guardian home. And her guardian mom Cathy showed Tootie herself — which she has never done before — talk about a proud mama!)
We will not be showing these puppies again. They are retired from the show ring as Champions. I want them to enjoy life as cherished pets in someone’s family. A family who lives fairly local to Fort Collins and can bring whichever puppy they have to Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital for any breeding appointments that are scheduled. As compensation for time, fuel costs and grooming costs, the family is given $100 for each litter that the puppy produces. This could be a few litters every month or it could be a few litters every year. It all depends on which puppy will be used more often and is most popular.
If you would like to be the guardian of one of the finest miniature poodles in the Rocky Mountain area — let us know. We have a couple of sweet, smart and handsome boys that would love to meet you!
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 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.