Welcome to..... LAKEWOOD RANCH
Premium Breeders of Doodles & Cockapoos
We love every minute of our journey
Which parents you use makes a difference in personality.
We only Breed mid sized with laid back-personality dogs without the shedding or heavy wet dog smell.
We select the best of the best each year of the dogs who are being raised to join our breeding program. Not all girls are selected. Our dogs are often selected to be a Service Dog or Emotional Support dog because of their calm temperament.
Our pups are mostly quiet playful dogs who like to cuddle as well as outdoor activities like swimming.
We do not use miniature poodles as parents to void the more demanding attitude, barking and are known to be more nervous.
The trainers who select a Lakewood Dog for their client always are so happy with the calm temperament of our dogs.
Did you know?
..... that almost 35% of the dogs we produce become Service and personal support dogs for
Autism, PTSD, Anxiety and more.
Lots of Colour Choices.....
Looking at who to buy from???
So they say they're registered with the kennel club (CKC).
While breeders of purebreds register their dogs with the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC), doing this alone does not guarantee that they treat their dogs humanely or do any medical screening. All it means is that the registered puppy is the offspring of two dogs that are both also registered as being purebred of the breed in question.
Registration happens by mail, and the CKC does not monitor or inspect the breeding facilities of its members or of breeders who register their puppies with the club.
The kind of REGISTERED BREEDER you want is a LICENSED BREEDER who is has a license to breed dogs, is inspected yearly and they practices are reviewed by a government licensed kennel inspector; and must qualify under the Code of Practice for Canadian Kennel Operations set out by Canadian veterinary medical association.
FROM A BAD SITUATION
Here are a few red flags common to puppy mills, brokers, irresponsible breeders and scammers:
Selling their puppies for a low price - just to get them sold with little expectations from buyers.
Not allowing you to visit them and their dogs.
Not asking you anything about your experience with dogs, your lifestyle, etc.
Insisting on shipping or deliver the puppy to you or meet you in a public place to hand it over.
Offering puppies of many different breeds.
Requires you to send money to another country
If you do visit, they bring out the puppy to you so you don’t see the mother, litter mates or any areas where they are kept.
Puppy mills often keep crates of dogs in barns and sheds on the property that are used for mass-breeding dogs.
Doesn’t know anything about typical genetic disorders for the breed. Are not looking at ways to breed genetic issue out of their puppies.
Provides no guarantee of the puppy's health.
What is a Backyard Breeder?
This term is used for people who either intentionally breed to make few extra bucks - they have one or a few dogs but have very little breeding knowledge;
or who have an accidental litter because they hadn’t got around to spaying their female dog yet.
They may seem harmless, but there are so many of them that they make a substantial contribution to Canada's pet overpopulation in shelters.
These dogs are sold for less than professional breeders who provide a host of knowledge, information and knowledge of genetics impacting health, behaviour and longevity of an animal.
Cheap dogs end up being rehomed often, especially if a costly health issue appears. If someone can’t afford a dog from a reputable breeder then they probably can’t afford to provide good health care and appropriate diet.
Chances are you know someone who’s a backyard breeder, though you’ve probably never thought of them in those terms.
How about Bob from the accounting department at work who sent out an email last week to all employees about the adorable Cocker Spaniel pups his dog just had, who all need homes.
Or the young couple in another part of town advertising that their Doodle had a litter — the second in a year, apparently.
Or what about your friend, Sally, who kept meaning to get her 11-month old Labradoodle spayed but just never got around to it. One day, the kids let her out of the house by mistake and she had a quick rendezvous with the neighbour’s dog. His owners just never got around to neutering him either! Now Sally has to find homes for five puppies.