The Little Angels Labrador Breeding Program exists solely to produce puppies to be raised and trained as excellent Service Dogs to assist the disabled. Each and every puppy is trained exclusively for this purpose alone. We have a 70% placement rate with dogs successfully graduating when they are born from our breeding program. This is due to our training practices and the excellent breeding behind our dogs – to produce dogs with calm and loving temperaments, intelligence and excellence of health.
We place new Service Dogs throughout the United States every month.
Our goal is to provide these dogs at No Cost to people with disabilities. Puppies from Little Angels go home to their new partners completely trained, along with training for their new owner, so they can learn to work as a team in public. Lifetime behavioral support is always included.
Volunteer Puppy Raisers are trained to raise the puppies in their homes and take them to work, school and any other public areas so that the puppies are properly socialized and prepared for their future work as a Service Dog. Once the puppies are old enough they come back to Little Angels where they stay at our facility for their Specialized Assistance Training and Certification.
The dogs in our breeding program are the very best, and they are treated as such! They are not left in kennels. We have many different families and individuals in San Diego County who provide Foster Homes to each individual dog. While we oversee the health and training of our dogs, they are loved and spoiled in Foster Homes throughout San Diego. This insures that each dog gets the individual attention that they need and deserve.
Once a dog is done with its breeding career, it is either adopted by a Foster Family as a forever pet, or is donated as a trained Service Dog to someone in need!
In order to ensure the quality of our puppies, all of our breeding dogs are either OFA certified for hips and elbows or have had PENN-hip certification, have a heart clearance and CERF for eyes. Our dogs are also shown in the ring to prove the quality of their confirmation and breeding.
Our Wonderful Breeding Dogs:
The dogs in our breeding program are very special. You can often see a glimmer in their eyes, as if they know how very important their job is. As very proud parents, their offspring will have the life-long duty of helping a person who is handicapped and needs the day-to-day assistance that a service dog can bring. A dog will never have a more important job than that!
We breed yellow and black Labradors of the English bloodline, as well as English Cream Golden Retrievers. Our dogs are AKC certified with a pedigree of old and solid working lines. Some of our dogs were even born in Europe and have since been imported to sunny San Diego!
Angel was the 6th puppy out of 11 in one of our precious litters, out of Remington and Crystal. She is brilliantly smart, eager to learn, and as sweet and mellow as they come. She spent her first 3-5 months helping another mommy dog whelp and care for her litter of pups. She has a natural mother instinct that showed from a young age. It is a beautiful site to see how incredibly gentle she is with the newborns. We are so excited to have more like her in the future.
Shelby certainly attracts the attention with her perky attitude, but at the same time she will let toddlers crawl all over her and she takes it with the greatest of ease. Shelby shows great potential with her sweet personality, eagerness to learn, and don’t forget that amazing bloodline.
Eve is an English Cream Golden Retriever with impeccable lines. She currently works as a demo dog for Little Angels. Her job entails showing off her skills and receiving cuddles and pets at our educational presentations. When she’s not receiving love from the masses she enjoys collection stuffed animals and an occasional good, long roll in the mud. It’s a dog’s life!