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!

Gracie

Breed:  F1 Cavapoo

  • Weight: 14 lbs

Gracie has beautiful markings and a petite feminine face. She is such a sweetheart!   She loves to snuggle and is the true definition of a lap dog! She is super smart and was so easy to train as a puppy. We are excited about the wonderful traits she is going to pass on to her puppies. 

She has passed her DNA and OFA health testing for heart, hips, elbows, and patellas!

Nala

Breed: Mini F1 English Cream Goldendoodle

  • Weight: 27 lbs

Nala comes from excellent lines. She has the sweetest temperament. She is very calm and loving. She loves to hold your hand. She has a beautiful wavy apricot coat with blonde and red highlights.  She also has the best eyelashes, they are so long!

She has passed her DNA and OFA testing for heart, hips, elbows, 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 Health Guarantee

Up-To-Date on Vaccinations and De-Wormings

Dew Claws Removed

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, XS Leash and Collar, and Other Goodies.

Reserve Your Puppy

Available Puppies

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

**Update August 2020 We are no longer taking deposits before a breeding.  Not accepting new applications at this time.  After the puppies are born we will accept deposits on the litter.  Follow us on instagram to stay up to date on when we will open up for applications and deposits.  Once approved you will be required to place a $500 non-refundable deposit.  You will choose your puppy when they are 6-7 weeks old and place another $500 non-refundable deposit to hold your puppy.  These deposits are non-transferrable and non-refundable.  The balance is due before puppy pick up.  Follow us on instagram @choice_paws so that you will know when we start taking deposits. 

Upcoming Litters

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

WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW APPLICATIONS.  

Gracie and Cooper

Petite Cavapoos F1b (will be raised in guardian home)

Due Date:                 We anticipate this litter to be born winter 2021

Go Home Date:           

Total Expected:          5-6 puppies

Expected Size:             7-12 pounds

Expected Colors:         red, apricot/golden, some with white markings

Price:                              $4500 plus sales tax

 

*Outside stud.  Stud to be determined.  Cooper is a 3 lb AKC red toy poodle.  He has been DNA tested.  He is very sweet and outgoing.  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. 

Nala and Nashville

Mini English Cream Goldendoodles F1B (will be raised in guardian home)

Due Date:                 June 21

Go Home Date:    August 14   

Total Expected:          5 

Expected Size:             Average 17-25 pounds 

Expected Colors:    red, cream, golden, some with white markings

Price:                              $3500 plus sales tax

 

 

 

 

 Nashville is a 15 lb AKC mini poodle.  He has been DNA tested.  He is 100% clear of all genetic diseases and carries the darkest red pigment possible (as determined by his genetic testing).  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.

Sophie and Teddy

Cavapoos F1b (will be raised in breeder's home)

Due Date:                 August 12th 

Go Home Date:       October 7

Total Expected:          6 puppies

Expected Size:             Average 12-22 pounds 

Expected Colors:    red, cream, golden, some with white markings

Price:                              $4000 plus sales tax

*Outside stud.  Teddy is a 9 lb mini poodle from Poppins Puppies.  He has been DNA tested.  He is super sweet and loves everyone.  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. This will be included

in your contract.

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.  

Puppy Adoption Process

Once a litter of puppies are 2 weeks old we will open that litter up for deposits.  Once we start accepting deposits for a litter you will need to fill out our online application form. We will review your application and contact you within 1-2 days with any additional questions.  Once you’re approved you can place a $500 deposit to get a puppy from that litter. The deposit  is non-refundable and non-transferable and will be applied to the price of the puppy.   Once the puppies are 6-7 weeks old and we know their temperaments you will choose your puppy and place another $500 deposit which is non-refundable and non-transferable and goes towards the final price of the puppy.  We accept cash, Zelle, CashApp, and Venmo.  If you aren’t able to come in person, we can FaceTime or Video Chat 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 when you pick your puppy up. The puppies will be ready to go home at 8 weeks old. 

Contract

The full contract will be emailed to you once your application has been approved. A spay/neuter agreement will be included.

Sizing and Pricing

Our Pricing

See each litter for pricing as pricing varies by size and breed. 2021 prices range from $3,500 – $4,500.

What goes into the pricing?

We spend hundreds of dollars and many hours per puppy 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.

 

Why do Miniature and Petite/Toy designer puppies cost more than the Medium and Standard size?

1. There are extra fees for artificial insemination and hormone testing.

2. A smaller mama means a smaller number of puppies in each litter.

3. Smaller designer puppies are in higher demand, and we only have a few litters/year.

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

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