The Service Dog Connection will be breeding only dogs that are genetically tested, OFA/PennHIP cleared, and of sound temperament. We will breed Golden Retrievers, English Labradors, Newfoundlands, and mixes of those breeds.
All of our litters are raised with early neuro-stim and Puppy Culture, given lots of socialization, and will go home with a health exam from our veterinarian, deworming, their first puppy shot and microchip. At 7 weeks old a local trainer puts each puppy through the Volhard Puppy Aptitude Test to determine what each puppy is best suited for: service dog work, therapy dog work, or pet life. We keep 2-3 service dog candidates per litter for our training program and adopt out the rest. Puppies that we do not keep can go to service and therapy dog programs, individuals wanting to train their own working dog, or into pet homes based on a puppy's temperament.
Willow will complete all of her health testing after she turns 2years old in July 2022. She has already passed PennHip testing.
Blanco has already passed all of his health testing (Genetic Testing, PennHip, OFA Heart, Eyes, Elbows & Hips).
As long as Willow passes all of her health tests, we plan to breed this pair of AKC Golden Retrievers this Winter. Both parents are working service dogs with wonderful, stable temperaments. Willow is a multipurpose service dog performing medical alert, mobility and psychiatric assistance tasks for her handler. Blanco is a psychiatric service dog.
Louise will complete all of her health testing after she turns 2years old. She has already passed PennHip testing.
As long as Louise passes all of her health tests, we plan to breed this docile Newfie with a health tested Golden Retriever in the fall/winter of 2022. Our purpose for this breed blend is to get calm, friendly, task oriented 80-110 pound dogs for mobility/bracing, Autism, and psychiatric service dog work.
Louise is an AKC Newfoundland from Umfleet Farms Newfoundlands with 9 generations of exceptional health testing. She is a working therapy dog for our program and has a very gentle, mellow personality.
Maple is a working therapy dog and Blanco is a working psychiatric service dog. This breeding resulted in an amazing litter of healthy, social Golden Retrievers born in April 2022. We produced four service dog candidates, two therapy dog candidates and three pets out of this litter of 9.
Love Bug went to Alaska Assistance Dogs to be a Psychiatric Service Dog
Eva has stayed with The Service Dog Connection in our service dog training program.
Everest has stayed with The Service Dog Connection in our service dog training program.
Elmo has stayed with The Service Dog Connection in our service dog training program.
Boo has headed to Monterey to be part of a wilderness therapy program.
Maui headed to San Diego to be a therapy dog for students.
Louise is an AKC female Newfoundland from Umfleet Farms Newfoundlands. She is PennHip tested, and will be OFA and Genetically tested.
Blanco is an AKC Golden Retriever that came to us from Houston, TX. He is genetically tested, PennHip and OFA Hip, Elbow, Eye and Heart cleared
Willow is an AKC female Golden Retriever from Firestorm Goldens. She is PennHip tested and will be OFA and genetically tested in the future.
Bitsy is an AKC English Labrador that has been PennHip Tested and Genetic Tested. She will complete OFA Testing once she is 2 years old.