Why Designer Puppies?

Our designer puppies are uniquely bred for enhanced intelligence, stable temperament, and enthusiasm to appease their owners.  Beyond simply being cute and cuddly, designer puppies make loyal and loving playmates, and their traits make them the ideal family pet if you have young children. They will be an integral member of the family in no time and will increase the joy in your home tremendously.

Breeds

What is a Goldendoodle?

A Goldendoodle is a mix between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle.

You get the family-friendly temperament of the Golden Retriever without the shedding. They are very loyal and intelligent. An F1 is a first generation puppy from a Golden Retriever and Poodle. An F1B is a first generation then bred to a Poodle, these are usually curlier with little to no shedding. A multi-generational Goldendoodle is a Goldendoodle bred to a Goldendoodle. They are often said to look like teddy bears!

What is a Cavapoo?

A Cavapoo is a mix between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Poodle.

Cavaliers are very mild-mannered, loving and loyal. When bred with a Poodle’s non-shedding coat they will shed less than a purebred Cavalier. F1 Cavapoos are first generation Cavapoos, 50% Cavalier and 50% Poodle. F1B means the first generation Cavapoo is then bred to a poodle, these usually do not shed at all and are better for allergy sufferers.

Cavapoos also inherit the Poodle’s high intelligence and trainability. They are healthy, sturdy small dogs who get along well with children. They are a very popular crossbreed dog in Australia due to their exceptional temperaments, robustness and low-shed. Cavapoo puppies are the best of both breeds.

Goldendoodles and Cavapoos are great family pets and make excellent therapy dogs as well.

Cavapoos are ideal as therapy/companion dogs because of their smaller size.

Goldendoodles make excellent service dogs because of their larger size. (They can better assist in lifting/moving people with certain conditions or in certain situations.)

Our Dams (Females)

Sophie

Breed: F1 Cavapoo

  • Weight: 30 lbs

Sophie has the best temperament!  She could easily be a therapy dog as she leans into you when cuddling.  She is very sweet and loves people.  She also has amazing Cavapoo eyes and a thick plush soft coat!  

She has passed her DNA testing and OFA testing for heart, hips, elbows, and patellas!  Hips rated excellent! 

Meg

Breed: F1 Tri Color Cavapoo

  • Weight: 15 lbs

Meg is so sweet and everyone loves her!  She is an unfurnished F1 with a straight coat so when we pair her with a poodle all of her puppies will have a wavy coat like an F1!  We can also get an amazing variety of colors, red, red abstract, phantom, tri color, and parti/blenheims.   

She has passed her DNA testing and OFA clear heart and patellas. 

Eevee

Breed: F1 Cavapoo

  • Weight: 10 lbs

Eevee is super playful and fun!  The groomer’s always rave about her temperament!  She is smart and knows lots of tricks! She is very friendly and outgoing.  

She has passed DNA testing for breeding. OFA heart and patellas completed and clear!       

Minnie

Breed: F1b Cavapoo

  • Weight: 12 lbs

Minnie is the ultimate family conmpanion.  She loves people and playing fetch!  We are excited to add some new colors this year!  Minnie will give us a variety of red, black, tri-color, phantom, abstracts, and parti colors!  She is a petite little lady and super sweet!  We will either have multi-generational or F1bb cavapoos with her.  

She has passed DNA testing for breeding. OFA testing complete and heart and patellas are all clear!      

Cece

Breed: F1 Cavapoo

  • Weight: 12 lbs

Cece is so sweet and loves people.   She really has a heart of gold!

She has passed DNA testing for breeding. OFA testing clear heart and patellas!    

About Our Family

Meet our family!

We have 3 children and 3 dogs.

We live in the beautiful Utah valley and love spending time outdoors. Our love for dogs began when our daughter begged us for a puppy. Because she had allergies we knew we had to find a dog that wouldn’t shed and would be hypoallergenic.

We eventually chose a Goldendoodle named London and fell in love! Goldendoodles are so sweet and smart and we have not had any problems with allergies. Neither of our Goldendoodles shed at all! They have added so much joy and laughter into our home. They are very loyal and easily trainable. We loved our first Goldendoodle, London, so much that we decided to get another one.

Adding Oakley to our home was so wonderful. She entertains us all of the time and has the sweetest “puppy” eyes. London and Oakley love each other and are always playing together and are pretty much inseparable. We decided that we wanted to pass on the joy that we have found from our puppies and wanted to begin breeding. While London won’t be breeding, she is part of our family and will be playing with the new puppies.

I have always loved the light colored Goldendoodles with their black noses and eyes so we then added Nala!  She has a very sweet loving personality and loves everyone! She also has amazing genetics!

Our unique approach to breeding

  • Not a Kennel
  • Raised in home
  • Health-Tested Dogs

Oakley and London are a part of our family and live in our home. We are not a kennel, and we breed because we love it. All of our dogs live with us or in guardian homes with their forever families. This allows them to be a part of a family, live in a home, and be spoiled and well taken care of. Our dogs are loved immensely. The puppies are extremely well socialized and cared for. We want to be certain that our dogs receive the best possible care and receive what they need to be the best mothers and have healthy happy puppies.  Some of our dogs that live in guardian homes come to me when it’s time to have their puppies and I whelp and raise them.  Others stay with their guardian families to have their puppies.  Guardian families that whelp and raise the puppies are trained and supervised by me.  I am there to help them and am very involved and they follow my breeding guidelines and instruction.  Some dogs do better having their puppies in the comfort of their own home surrounded by the family they know and love versus coming back to the breeder where they can feel stressed/sad/nervous to be in a new environment.  We want to do what is best for our dogs and puppies.  This decision is made on a litter by litter basis.  If the guardian family is whelping and raising the litter it will be noted on the upcoming litter information.  

All of our dams are DNA health tested through Embark as well as OFA tested. OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) testing is expensive and time consuming, so many breeders simply do not do the testing. Instead, they say their dogs are “health checked or vet checked”, which is not the same thing as DNA or OFA tested. A vet can not simply give an exam and know what genetic diseases the dog may be carrying, nor can they simply examine the dog and know what their hips, heart, elbows, patellas look like without x-rays (which require anesthesia). We believe that this is one area that sets us apart from other breeders.  If we are using our own stud they are also DNA and OFA tested.  If we are using an outside stud they will be DNA tested but may or may not be OFA tested.  

When buying a designer puppy, it’s absolutely essential that they have had their DNA and OFA testing done. Cavaliers are prone to heart problems, poodles knee problems, while Retrievers are prone to hip problems. There are specific genetic diseases that are common in each breed. You do not want to end up with expensive vet bills or heartbreak later down the road. That is why we put the time and money into properly health testing our dogs. Quality is our priority.

Because we are not a kennel and we put our mothers’ and puppies’ health and well-being first and foremost above anything else, we only have a few litters per year. Make sure to reserve yours to make sure you don’t miss out on adding a wonderful new puppy to your family. 

About Our Puppies

How ChoicePaws Puppies Are Raised

We use the Puppy Culture program to raise the puppies.

Other breeders may say they use it, but do your homework and make sure that they are actually familiar with it and are in fact using it. It is a very extensive program. 

Part of the puppy culture program is using early neurological stimulation (ENS), which has been shown to make puppies healthier, more confident and more adaptable to new situations. There is a short window of time to do this that begins on the 3rd day of life and lasts until the 16th day. It is believed that because this interval of time is a period of rapid neurological growth and development, ENS is of great importance to the puppy. There are 5 exercises done with each puppy each day during this period.

We have also partnered with Baxter & Bella so that you can receive online and live one on one puppy training.  You will receive a discount code from us.

ChoicePaws Training

The first 8 weeks of a puppy’s life is extremely important and will shape their future.

Your ChoicePaws Puppy Includes:

2-Year Genetic Health Guarantee

Up-To-Date on Vaccinations and De-Wormings

Your very own Snuggle Puppy with heartbeat and warming pack

Examined by a Licensed Vet to Ensure the Puppy is Healthy

Puppy Starter Package with Snuggle Puppy, Blanket, and Other Goodies such as a benebone, bully stick, and toys.

30 days free pet insurance with Trupanion

Reserve Your Puppy

Available Puppies

New puppies that haven’t been reserved yet will be shown here. 

 We reserve puppies using a paid waiting list.  We will only accept 10 people on the waitlist to keep it shorter.  When we are open for applications please fill out the application and  if accepted you will place a $500 reservation fee to be on the paid waitlist.  The reservation fee goes towards the final price of the puppy.  When a litter is born I will contact those on my waitlist to offer a spot for that litter.  If you choose to get a puppy from that litter you will place another $500 reservation fee, which goes towards the final price of the puppy.  If the puppies do not match your preferences you can pass on the litter and keep your spot in line.  If the puppies match your preference you can pass two times and keep your spot in line.  If you pass a third time (only if the puppies match your preferences) you will move to the bottom of the line.  You will choose your puppy when they are 5 weeks old and we can see their personality better.   If we have available puppies after contacting our paid waiting list then we will post them as available to the general public and you may apply at that time.  We will post them here on our website and on instagram.  The fees are non-transferrable and non-refundable.  The balance in full is due including sales tax after their 6 week vet exam and vaccinations.  Puppies go home at 8 weeks old.  Your puppy can not leave if your balance is not paid in full.    Follow us on instagram @choice_paws so that you will know when we are open for applications/deposits and for when we have available puppies.  We can fly your puppy to you with a flight nanny.  This is an extra fee and will be handled with the flight nanny.  We can refer you to our flight nanny.

Paid Waiting List:

1.  C Headley (open color/female)

2.  B Skellenger (red or phantom boy)

3.  K Bauerly (red/either gender)

4.  S Surface (open color and gender, cavapoo or goldendoodle)

5.  A Burrell (red, apricot, phantom, male)

6.  R Malczewski (red female)

7.  G Oliveira (red/apricot female) 

8.  A Wesner (blenehim female) 

9.  D DuFour (red, either gender)

10. J Redmond (any color or gender)

11. K Sulles (red w/white, either gender)

Upcoming Litters

Follow us on Instagram @choice_paws so you can receive the most up to date information concerning our litters!    

Minnie and Toby

Petite Cavapoos (raised by our partner breeder)

Due Date:                 July 6 2022

Go Home Date:    August 31 2022 

Total Expected:          5

Expected Size:            10-15 lbs 

Expected Colors:    2 red abstract girls, 1 solid black girl, 2 abstract phantom boys

Price:                              $4500 plus Utah sales tax

Deposit list:

  1. K Vitanovic selected Faline
  2.  A Wildenstein selected Prince
  3.  L Johnson selected Flower
  4.  Bambi On hold for waitlist
  5. Thumper On hold for waitlist

Outside stud from Pawsitively Perfect.  Toby is an F1b Cavapoo.  He is 11 lbs.  He is OFA tested heart and patella.  He is CDDY and CDPA clear.  He is also clear of all other breed related genetic diseases.  He is fully furnished and +- for curl.   Breeder reserves the right to change the stud being used as needed. Breeder reserves the right to first pick of any litter. Occasionally we will keep a puppy to add to our breeding program. 

All dates are estimates. Occasionally, dams that are bred do not get pregnant or have smaller litters than anticipated. We’ve made educated guesses on the expected due date, puppies’ sizes, colors, and coat types, but these are not guaranteed. For more information please see our Policies.

Sophie and Charlie

Mini Cavapoos

Due Date:                 October 14, 2022

Go Home Date:       December 9, 2022

Total Expected:          6-7 puppies

Expected Size:             Average15-25 pounds (size of mini goldendoodle) 

Expected Colors:    Blenheim and red tuxedo/abstract, wavy or curly coats

Price:                              $4000 plus Utah sales tax (7.25%)

 

Deposit List:  Possible breeder pick from this litter

1.  F Pace (male red)

2.  N Tran (male or female blenheim, male red/white)

3.  A Moore (male)

4.  C Leatherwood (male or female)

5.  S Manley (female) 

6.  On hold for waitlist

 *Outside stud.  Charlie is an AKC 6 lb poodle.  He has his PennHip, OFA hips/elbows, OFA eyes, OFA heart, and OFA patellas tested and clear.   Breeder reserves the right to change the stud being used as needed. Breeder reserves the right to first pick of any litter. Occasionally we will keep a puppy to add to our breeding program. 

All dates are estimates. Occasionally, dams that are bred do not get pregnant or have smaller litters than anticipated. We’ve made educated guesses on the expected due date, puppies’ sizes, colors, and coat types, but these are not guaranteed. For more information please see our Policies section. 

Eevee and TBD

Petite F1b Cavapoos

Due Date:                 2023 

Go Home Date:       2023

Total Expected:          2-4 puppies

Expected Size:             Average 6-10 lbs

Expected Colors:    Red and red with white markings

Price:                              $4500 plus Utah sales tax

Reservation List:  

1. Breeder Pick

2. Possible Breeder Pick 

3 On hold for waitlist

4  On hold for waitlist

*Outside stud.   Breeder reserves the right to change the stud being used as needed. Breeder reserves the right to first pick of any litter. Occasionally we will keep a puppy to add to our breeding program. 

All dates are estimates. Occasionally, dams that are bred do not get pregnant or have smaller litters than anticipated. We’ve made educated guesses on the expected due date, puppies’ sizes, colors, and coat types, but these are not guaranteed. For more information please see our Policies section.

Cece and Charlie

Petite F1b Cavapoos

Due Date:                 Expected fall 2022

Go Home Date:       Fall/Winter 2022      

Total Expected:          5 puppies

Expected Size:             Average 8-12 lbs

Expected Colors:    Red and some with white markings or Blenheim

Price:                              $4500 plus Utah sales tax

Reservation List: Possible breeder pick from this litter

  1.  C Leatherwood (male or female red)
  2.  E Griffith (female, red) 
  3.  C Headley (open)
  4. On hold for waitlist

*Outside stud.  Charlie is an AKC 6 lb poodle.  He has his PennHip, OFA hips/elbows, OFA eyes, OFA heart, and OFA patellas tested and clear.  Breeder reserves the right to change the stud being used as needed. Breeder reserves the right to first pick of any litter. Occasionally we will keep a puppy to add to our breeding program. 

All dates are estimates. Occasionally, dams that are bred do not get pregnant or have smaller litters than anticipated. We’ve made educated guesses on the expected due date, puppies’ sizes, colors, and coat types, but these are not guaranteed. For more information please see our Policies section. 

Policies

Visitation

When you come to visit the puppies please, do not visit any other kennels, the veterinarian, dog park, dog rescue centers etc. that day. We don’t want to expose our puppies to any viruses such as the Parvovirus, Dog Influenza, Giardia & Coccidia that can easily be passed to our puppies.

Visitation of puppies can begin after 5 weeks of age, with an appointment. Until that point, I will keep you updated on the puppies through lots of photos and videos!

Health Guarantee

We provide a 2-Year genetic health guarantee for each puppy. Terms/conditions are part of the application process.  You must agree to terms/conditions.  

Allergies

Designer breeds are better for allergy sufferers as the poodle is less likely to cause allergies. In addition, less shedding is also better for allergies. Our F1B and F1BB puppies are the best choice for allergy sufferers.

If you or someone in your home has severe allergies we recommend additional testing before deciding to get a puppy.  We can not guarantee that you will not have allergies to our puppies.  We also can not guarantee no shedding.  We do our best with DNA testing and genetics to produce low shedding/non shedding dogs but nature doesn’t always play by the rules.   

Puppy Adoption Process

We use a paid waiting list.  Once we start accepting reservations you will need to fill out our online application form. We will review your application and if approved you will need to place a $500 reservation fee to be on the paid waitlist. The fee is non-refundable and non-transferable and will be applied to the price of the puppy.  When a litter is born I will contact those on my waitlist.  If you choose to get a puppy from that litter you will place another $500 reservation fee to hold a spot on that litter.  If you choose to pass you keep your spot in line.  You can pass two times if the litter matches your preferences.  If you pass a third time on a matching litter you will move to the bottom of the list.  Once the puppies are 4-5 weeks old and we know their temperaments better you will choose your puppy.   We accept cashier’s check, Zelle, CashApp, Apple Pay, payments through Good Dog, and Venmo.  If you aren’t able to come in person, we can FaceTime so you can pick your puppy. I also post lots of videos and pictures on our instagram account.  Payment in full for your puppy will be due BEFORE you pick your puppy up. The puppies will be ready to go home at 8 weeks old.  

Contract

The contract is included in our application and you must agree to the terms and conditions there.  A spay/neuter agreement will be included.

Sizing and Pricing

Our Pricing

See each litter for pricing as pricing varies by size and breed. Prices range from $4,000 – $4,850.

What goes into the pricing?

We spend thousands of dollars and many hours per breeding dog performing genetic health testing, OFA testing, and on vet visits.  We also pay thousands to buy high quality dogs to add to our program.  We also pay extra for breeding rights.  When we have a litter of puppies we countless hours with them including sleeping by them for the first two weeks.  We also take into account size as smaller moms have smaller litters but we still have the same fixed expenses.

Contact Us

We are here to help! We would love to answer questions or offer help at any time. We want the puppy’s transition to its new forever home to be as smooth as possible.

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Find Us

  • We are located in Lehi Utah, about 45 minutes south of the Salt Lake City airport.

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