Here at Cottonwood Creek Doodles we strive to provide only the best for our adult breeding dogs who serve as loving members of our family. To ensure we are able to give these dogs the best possible home life while being able to expand and produce the best possible puppies, we like to limit the number of dogs we have living in our home. We are now offering a guardian program where qualified families will receive a FREE puppy/dog while we retain the breeding rights.
Guardian families are expected to properly care for their new puppy/dog physically and financially. We will cover all costs associated to breeding and care for/own all litters produced by guardian family dogs. Basically, you will get an adorable dog to add to your family at no cost, and we get to use him/her in our breeding program. Pretty simple! Guardian dogs will remain your forever family pet but will come to us every so often to sire/whelp their litters.
*Guardian families must have*
-A fenced yard
-Previous experience with owning a dog or have adequate knowledge on caring for a dog
*Guardian families must be able to*
-Provide a puppy/dog with proper health care, nutrition, and exercise
-Properly train and socialize a puppy/dog with appropriate tools and methods
-Keep up with grooming (both professionally and at home) including regular brushing/bathing
*Guardian families must live in Utah no more than 60 miles outside of SLC*
Owning a female guardian dog:
We will board your dog for a few days during the breeding process and the duration of whelping a litter. Once old enough, female dogs will spend at least 6-8 weeks per year or every other year in our care to whelp, raise, and wean their puppies (guardian families are always welcome to visit during this time). Guardians must be able to detect a heat cycle and keep females away from intact male dogs during this time. Females retire at around the age of 4-6 (typically after having 3-4 litters), after retirement the female will be spayed and continue to live the remainder of her life with her guardian family.
Owning a male guardian dog:
Male dogs will spend a few days with us at a time when needed during breeding. Guardians must be able to keep male dogs away from intact female dogs in heat. Males retire at around the age of 5-7, after retirement the male will be neutered and continue to live the remainder of his life with his guardian family.
-For Doodles: We ask that you let the puppy’s coat grow out until around 6-12 months, although hair around the face, on the belly, and under the tail must be kept trimmed. Brushing and bathing should be done regularly.
-For Standard Poodles: Hair should be trimmed as needed in a maintainable poodle trim. Hair around the face, on the belly, and under the tail must be kept trimmed..
-For Bernese Mountain Dogs and Australian Shepherd: Brushing and bathing should be done regularly. NO SHAVING!
-We ask that you allow us to make arrangements to pick up the puppy/dog throughout various stages in its life to get photos taken to display on our website/social media channels.
-Guardian dogs are to be kept on a healthy diet at all times including feeding our chosen food brand.
-Guardian families are required to take their puppy/dog to the vet for its annual vaccines and whenever else needed (aside from breeding related visits).
-Guardian dogs will keep their given name although you may have as many nicknames for them as you like.
We will be looking for guardian homes for Doodles in 2020!
If you are interested in becoming a part of our guardian program please fill out an application below:
INDI- Red Standard Poodle Female
Indi is gorgeous adult Standard Poodle girl who weighs around 55 pounds with a soft, silky, non-shedding coat.
Indi is crate and potty trained, knows basic commands, is the biggest cuddle bug and is as sweet as can be. She is very mellow, easy going, and friendly.
She loves other dogs and kids and is looking for a guardian family who will be home often during the day who can give her all of the love, cuddles, and attention she needs. Indi will have her first Bernedoodle litter with us this Summer.
If you think Indi would be a good match for your family please look over our guardian page and fill out an application above!