Breeding Program

Pup in a pawBest of the Best.

Breeder dogs and their puppies are the foundation of our organization. We carefully select and breed Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers and crosses of the two after an intensive evaluation process.

Our breeding program staff checks each dog’s temperament, trainability, health, physical attributes, littermate trends and the production history of the dam and sire. Only then are the “best of the best” chosen as CCI breeder dogs.

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A Unique Opportunity.

Volunteer breeder caretakers are a diverse group of people ranging from stay-at-home moms to working professionals to retirees, all of whom receive extensive support from CCI staff, volunteers and the Breeder Caretaker Council. Upon retirement, CCI breeders are spayed or neutered and stay with the breeder caretaker as a loving pet.

Many volunteer breeder caretakers report immense feelings of pride and satisfaction in seeing CCI breeders produce pups with a purpose.

Be a Breeder Caretaker

  • Live within 90 miles of CCI National Headquarters in Santa Rosa, CA.
  • Attend breeder caretaker meetings.
  • Work closely with CCI’s breeding and veterinary staff.
  • Caretakers for male breeders bring the dog to national headquarters in Santa Rosa, CA at breeding time.
  • Caretakers for female breeders bring the dog to headquarters for boarding when she’s in heat, assist in her whelping and nurture the litters during the first 8 weeks of life.
  • Contact us to receive an application.
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