Cavapoo breeders in California
If you are interested in finding a cavapoo breeder in California, this post is for you. I tried to come up with a list of cavapoo breeders in or near California, US, taking into account the information they provide on their website and a few criteria which could help me decide whether I could recommend these breeders as someone you can trust.
I looked at such things as: what does the breeder do ensure they only breed healthy cavapoo without genetic issues, how many litters per year they have, how they treat their customers and their dogs. I hope this list will be helpful for you in your search for a cavapoo puppy in California.
Cavapoo breeders in California: Golden Heart Doodles
Golden Heart Doodles is a family-run, home-based cavapoo breeder in California located in Central Valley. They have been breeding several breeds of dogs, such as Yorkshire Terriers and Shetland Sheepdogs for over thirty years. Eventually, they wanted to breed a dog that would shed less, and also have minimum potential health issues. Currently, they mostly concentrate on cavapoo.
Golden Heart Doodles are not a very large breeder: they breed on a small scale and raise all their puppies within their family, as their family members. They start training their puppies to have good behavior and also start house training them before they even go to the new homes. That doesn’t mean their puppies come fully house-broken and trained, but do have a nice headstart.
The prices for their puppies vary in the range of $2,000-$2,500 depending on the color of the puppy. The good thing about this breeder is that they provide the potential owners the pedigree of both parents of their puppies and also thoroughly test their dogs to exclude the possibility of any of the main genetic issues that cavapoo can have. Contact Golden Heart Doodles if you are in California. If you are interested in this website, please visit their website.
Cavapoo breeders in California: Cee Cee’s Puppy Palace
Cee Cee’s Puppy Palace is another small cavapoo breeder in California, located in the Central San Joaquin Valley. This kennel is run by a retired couple who have been breeding for quite a while, since 2006. They currently have about a dozen breeding dogs living with them (cavaliers and poodles) and a few litters of puppies per year. These breeders do not ship their puppies.
They have lots of testimonials on their website, as well as images of their puppies. They have a lot of information about their puppies and the process of purchasing one on their website, including a purchase contract. I haven’t been able to find information on what health testing they do on their dogs, but you might be able to find out if you contact them directly.
If you are interested in this website, please visit their website.
Cavapoo breeders in California: Calla Lily Cavapoo
This Cavapoo breeder in California, Calla Lilly Cavapoo, is a small doggie home, which they like to call themselves as they don’t like to be called a kennel. They state that they normally have many puppies available as they private place them and all puppies are normally spoken for. But who knows, maybe you could become one of their private clients. They provide a health guarantee for their puppies and do several vet checkups before the puppies go into their homes. I was not able to find where exactly this breeder is located. Visit their website to ask about puppy availability.
Before adopting a puppy from a California Cavapoo breeder
Tony and his Cavapoo Lola
My Cavapoo Lola is almost six years old (but you would never tell because she is as goofy and crazy as always!). She is still very active and loves to play. I think, as a breed, Cavapoo is just very energetic, full of enthusiasm and is just the best if you need someone to lift up your mood and make your day. She is like a ray of sunshine in our life.
She is very intuitive and can read the situation very well. She always knows when I am about to leave, or when I am thinking of taking her out for a walk. It’s like she can read my body language. She will get worried and hide when she sees I am starting to prepare for bathing her, for example (She hates bathing).
Lola is great with children and older people. She loves everyone, really, but it seems that she understands when a person is more fragile or vulnerable than others, and she will act accordingly.
Lola isn’t very easy to please when it comes to food. It took time to find food that she likes and sometimes she won’t even eat that so I have to make something for her. Usually beef goes really well or some other type of meat. I am planning to take her to the vet to see if she may lack some nutrients in her regular diet.
Lola is very friendly with everyone outside. She isn’t afraid of other dogs even when they are bigger than her., But she also never starts a fight. If someone is aggressive towards her, she will most likely hide behind me rather than get into an argument. Which I like about her because I don’t want to get into any sort of confrontation. She is also friendly with cats and would never try to attack them or chase them. Sometimes she doesn’t even notice them.
One great thing about Lola and her coat is that she doesn’t smell much at all – I think that’s due to the poodle in her genetics. She doesn’t shed too much so there isn’t much grooming and cleaning to do which is also a bonus.
She is a little sensitive to cold weather and I have to be careful and keep her warm and dry, otherwise, she may get sick.
Her teeth have to be cleaned regularly to avoid teeth decay as well as a bad smell from her mouth (although minimal, it’s still there if we don’t brush).
It’s very important to have a good vet. You never know what can happen to your dog and you need to have someone knowledgeable and that you can trust, who can help your dog even if it’s Friday night. We had a few close calls when she got sick from something she picked up on the street (my fault!) and I can’t imagine not having help and losing her. I don’t know how we would live without her. Take care of your puppies!
All in all, Cavapoo seems to be a wonderful breed, at least our cavapoo is certainly an extraordinary dog. She is smart, lovely, affectionate, loyal, always at my side, playful and fun to be around. I doubt I would like to own any other breed after my Cavapoo. You need to find a good breeder so you can get a healthier dog but once you do find a good one, it’s a friend for life!
PLEASE BE CAREFUL WITH ANYONE OFFERING PUPPIES AND ESPECIALLY ASKING YOU FOR MONEY. DO YOUR HOMEWORK AND DO NOT SEND ANY MONEY FOR ANYTHING UNTIL YOU SEE THE BREEDER PERSONALLY!