Breeding Programme

To provide the best possible puppies for training, our puppies are sourced from other service dog organisations or bred from our own Breeding Programme.

We aim to select and breed puppies which are free of heritable conditions and of suitable temperament for a range of assistance dog roles.

All potential breeding stock are x-rayed and DNA tested for breed specific inherited traits including Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), Cataracts, Hip Dysplasia (HD), and Osteochondrosis Dissecans (OCD).

Each dog must be able to cope in a wide variety of environments and situations and be confident, tolerant, non aggressive and easily trained.

We Use a Variety of Breeds - Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, and other breeds or cross breeds which may suit a particular assistance role.

We are developing and building our own ADNZ Breeding Programme. This will allow us to have a regular supply of puppies from well known lines of good temperament and health.

We also have a number of puppies imported from a range of service dog organisations as potential breeding stock for our future Breeding Programme and a number of active breeding stock currently fulfilling our puppy production.