Colorado Doodle Breeders Page 1
Breeders List
Please read about being a responsible dog owner first - click on the link from the home page or click here
Buyer Beware and Be Educated:
As a prospective doodle owner, don't be afraid to interview the breeder. Ask questions and feel comfortable with the breeder you chose by having open communication.  An honest breeder will not be insulted by your questions or your request for references.  They will also ask you some questions about your home, safety precautions, such as fences and living arrangements for your puppy.  Call the references supplied by the breeder.  Ask if they are satisfied with the health and temperament of their pet and if the breeder has been supportive.  If possible, visit the kennel and /or breeder's home and meet the parents and any litters that are available but respect their requests - for information with regards to application and deposit to determine your seriousness, place a puppy on reserve, and protect their business.   Find out their policies on pricing and refunds.  Ask what the previous litters have produced - what kind of temperaments the adults have and how their coats have turned out - shedding or non-shedding, wavy or curly, wiry or soft, low or high maintenance. Verify the lineage of the parents with proof of registration.  Confirm what testing has been done on the parents: DNA (genetic) and also by breed: Poodle: hips and elbows (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals or OFA), skin (Sebaceous Adenitis or SA), bleeding (Von Willebrands or vWD), eyes (Progressive Retinal Atrophy or PRA) or (Canine Eye Registry Foundation or CERF); Labrador Retriever: hips and elbows (OFA), eyes (PRA or CERF); Golden Retriever: hips, elbows and heart (OFA), eyes (PRA and CERF).  Find out what testing has been done on the puppies and what vaccinations will be given before they are sold and which need to be administered later: rabies, parvo, distemper, or deworming for example.  Most breeders require Doodles to be spayed or neutered as part of the contract.  The breeder will provide you with the puppy's registration papers and possibly a degree, which shows the dog's ancestors of several generations, along with a health guarantee, a vaccination and worming schedule, and an instruction sheet.  Some breeders do microchip implanting and this must be checked every year for read rate and range.  Some breeders remove the dew claws.  Determine what is important to you as an owner.  When you purchase a puppy, the breeder may require your signature on a humane contract, assuring the dog will be well treated.   If you are care to do further research, go to the following websites and/or post questions on the doodle forums.  We encourage prospective Doodle owners to meet some doodles before making a comitment to owning a puppy.  For people with allergies, it is important to see whether they can tolerate the breed. If you are interested in meeting some doodles, please plan on attending a "Doodle Romp".
How to select a breeder click here How to find a quality puppy and reputable breeder click here
To understand why some breeders do not allow visitors click here Choosing a breeder click here
Dewclaws click here
Microchips click here AKC and DNA testing click here
Dog Vaccines click here
OFA click here Thyroid testing click here
CERF click here Annual Vaccinations Schedule click here
Temperament testing puppies click here
Puppy Vaccinations  click here
Puppy infections and ailments click here
Genetic testing click here
Breed registering organizations that recognize hybrids: Continental Kennel Club,
International Australian Labradoodle Association (IALA), American Canine Hybrid Club, North American Dog Agility Council
Australian Labradoodle Association of North America (ALANA)