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Our Breeding Program
The Little Angels Breeding Program exists to produce puppies to be raised and trained as excellent Service Dogs to assist the disabled. At 4-months-of-age we can usually determine which dogs won’t make it all the way through training. Puppies that would be uncomfortable with the many varying settings in public are adopted into pet homes. We have a very high rate of success with the dogs in our breeding program making it as service dogs. 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 breeding dogs are loved and cared for by dedicated Breeding Fosters so they can live at home in a family environment and take fun trips to beaches and parks.
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 throughout the United States who provide Foster Homes to each individual dog. While we oversee the health and training of our breeding dogs, they are loved and spoiled in Foster Homes throughout San Diego. This ensures that each dog gets the individual attention that they need and deserve.
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 PennHIP certification, have a heart clearance and CERF for eyes. Some of 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 and/or UKC 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!
Hi Everyone! It’s Momma Luna checking in. I am living in New Hampshire with my breeding foster family. I just had my babies on January 7th 2019. They are very special because they are the first litter being raised at the new ranch! Being a mommy is such hard work. I had 8 little babies. Even though they are little, they are mighty! Now I know what mommys around the world feel like. This is hard work. However, I also have to say, I love being a mommy! First, I had to feed them, clean up after them and make sure no one put my littles in danger. Now that they are getting older, I get to play with them, steal their toys and even try to take their food. My pups are so cute. My foster mommy tells me what a good mommy I am. When someone comes into our house, I bark and I do not want them to see my babies. If my foster mommy tells me it is okay, I trust her and let the person visit with my pups. I know soon enough, they will be going to live at the ranch so for now, I will enjoy my littles. Love, Luna (03/02/2019)
English Cream Golden
Eve has passed health clearance for hips, elbows, eyes and heart, both OFA and PennHIP
Hi Everyone! I am Eve! I am an English Cream Golden Retriever with impeccable lines. I am both a breeding and demo dog for Little Angels. My job entails being an amazing mother to my pups and once they are all grown up, I show off my skills and receive cuddles and pets at LASD educational presentations. When I’m not receiving love from the masses I really enjoy collecting stuffed animals, basking in the San Diego sunshine, and an occasional good, long roll in the mud. It’s a dog’s life! I recently had my second litter of pups with Gus, and they might just be the most adorable litter of dogs I have ever seen! Thanks for loving me and my puppies. (03/02/2019)
English Cream Golden
Hi Everyone! It’s Birdy! NOPE! I am NOT a bird! I am a DOG!! Someday we will talk about why I have a bird name! For now, we will talk about my job. Please look at my beautiful picture. Then close your eyes. Now, imagine 6-8 little tiny me’s running around! Beautiful sweet little baby…birdies….oops! I mean puppies! Sometimes I get confused…bird? dog? Anyways, back on track…beautiful little babies from me! I came all the way from the Ukraine. I do not want to be a service dog. Those trainer people and boss girl, respect my choice. We agreed, Birdy should only make babies. Those babies will become future service dogs. I will be a good doggy mommy. I will love them and feed them and teach them to be sweet-not naughty! I will teach them to catch worms…the early bird gets the worm…Oh goodness, Never mind….I will teach them to sit and stay and alert. In my first litter, I only had one little pup named Dove. I love my little girl so much and we have such a lovely mother/daughter relationship. Right now I live in Colorado with my foster mommy. And my sweet Dove is about to meet her very special hooman. Hopefully, next update from me will be letting you know that my belly is full of future birdies I mean puppies!!! Love, Birdy (the dog) (03/08/2019)
English Cream Golden
Hi Everyone! It’s Piper. I just wanted to update you on my future plans. I have very big news. As you know, I came all the way from the Ukraine. I spent some time at the Little Angels Ranch and NOW we have all decided I will not be a service dog- I will be a service dog momma! That means I get to live with a family and be a pet. And when my body tells me it is time, I will start growing itty bitty babies in my tummy. I will take such good care of them while they are in my tummy. I will eat LOTS of food (heehee) and get lots of rest and be spoiled by my family. That will let my babies grow until they have no more room in my tummy. When they are ready to come into this great big world, I will be the best mommy ever! I will help them walk and grow and eat, until finally they will be ready to start their very special training as service puppies! Next time I update you, it will be with good puppy news! Love, Piper(8/2/18)
English Cream Golden
Status: Hi All! It’s Bindi! I am one of the English Cream Goldens that came from the Ukraine! The Ukraine is very far away from San Diego! My very important job for Little Angels is to create….Little Angels! I take my job very seriously! Right now, I get to relax and just be Bindi . Very very soon, it will be time for me to become a mommy! I love babies so I know I will be a great mommy! I cannot wait to share when I have little ones in my tummy and then eventually share pictures of my cute little babies with you. Lets start thinking about cute little names…(03/11/2019)
English Cream Golden
Status: Hello everyone. I’m Cora. I am one of the breeding dogs for Little Angels. I flew here all the way from the Ukraine. It was a very long flight but it was worth it. I love my people at LASD. The trainers are the best. I actually have now left the ranch and have a great foster mommy taking care of me. I get to live in her home and she will help me when it is time for me to find a baby daddy and then she will take the best care of me while my puppies are busy growing in my tummy. People tell me all the time that I am so beautiful and will make gorgeous Little Angels. I cannot wait for that day to come. It will be wonderful to know that my little babies will someday help special people live their life everyday. I will send an update once I have great news to share! Love, Cora (03/11/2019)
Status: Hi Everyone it Collette. I’m not sure if everyone knows this yet, but I am NOT going to be a service dog. I am going to be a baby momma. Not yet, but some day soon. I think it will be so nice to have little babies depending on me to take care of them. Then my pups will get to move to the ranch and will be working hard to help hoomans some day. My pups will be extra special because they can also help hoomans that have doggie allergies. Can you imagine being allergic to dogs? How very sad is that? Well because we have the best doggie hair ever, even hoomans with allergies can hang out with us. I hope the next time I am giving you an update, I will be telling you that I will be having special Little Angels soon. Love, Collette (03/11/2019)
English Cream Golden
Hi everyone! It is Atom checking in! You may remember that I am an English Cream Golden Retriever. I blush when I say it but, I was loved by everyone on the ranch. I was always known as the dog that “could do it all” and that included making adorable puppies! I bread with both Luna and Angel, (please don’t judge) both of whom gave birth to several litters of successful service dogs. Before I graduated as an assistance dog, I made a trip to the canine cryobank where we were lucky enough to reserve some of my little swimmers. Isn’t that so cool?! We still have a litter to come from good ole Atom! I am now living a wonderful life placed as a service dog helping MY person. I love my hooman and I love that there could be more Atom babies for Little Angels in the future. Love, Atom (03/02/2019)
English Cream Golden
So, I already know how this will sound but here goes…I am a handsome English Cream Retriever and the brother of Luna and Birdy. I am a sweet boy and I love hooman interaction. I have amazing lines and I recently bred with Eve. Please do not judge me-some jobs are tougher than others and yet someone has to do them still. We have had two amazing litters, a total of twenty puppies together. I am now on my way towards showing in the conformation ring. I currently live with my adopted sister and Foster Family in San Diego. I spend most of my days lounging on my people’s beds. Life is pretty cushy while my baby mommas take care of our babies. Love, Gus (03/02/20190)
Black Labrador Retriever
Hello everyone! It’s Mae! Turns out I am one VERY special doggo! Remember last time I told you about how my “temperament” and my “disposition” and my “smarts” had made everyone wonder if I should go be a service doggie OR if I should stay back and be a breeder for Little Angels?!?! Well, guess what? I am going to be both! Yes. BOTH! I am SO excited! I will get to have puppies! Lots and lots of puppies that will grow to be helpers of SO many hoomans!! But I’ll also get to have MY little girl, that I will get to LOVE every day and help when I am not too busy raising the next generation of Little Angels. I can’t wait to go live with my foster family and my little girl! I’ve heard the trainers said it should be before the year ends! Until then, I must keep working on my training. All my basic commands, as well as pull and DPT, are consistent and I’m basically bombproof! I have good stability around noises and strange objects, I am friendly with all kinds of people, dogs and even cats, but this doesn’t keep me from being focused when it’s time to work. I am comfortable in car rides and the new environments they may lead to. Recently I started learning brace, retrieval and push. Trainer Girl Jen said I am a quick learner and super fun to work with! We have so much fun together! There’s only one thing I have to work hard on before December: sometimes the excitement is too much, and I just can’t keep it inside. I feel all this energy and happiness inside me, and I just want to play. Especially when Trainer Girl asks me to go get something… I have the get it part under control! It’s placing the object in Trainer Girl’s hand that I struggle with. Where’s the fun in that? Trainer Girl remembered me that there’s a time for everything. So now, I’m working on calming myself and working through my energy. Trainer Girl helps me by being mellow when I am working, so I don’t get amped up and then when Trainer Girl says “Take a break!”, I get to play and be as excited as I want! Love Mae (11/21/19)
I would like to continue updating the dogs in the prison program in their trainers’ words. These updates are a little shorter than normal, but for now it will give you an idea of how the dogs are doing.
“Training is going great! He hates walking at a fast pace for cardio. He is just a slower paced guy-like a wise old man.”