Bred with a purpose

Please read about our MISSION to create what we hope will be a highly suitable dog for many of ours Service Dog clients. All breeds of dogs were originally created with INTENTION and a distinct purpose. People who acquired a dog took into consideration the breed character in order to best utilize the dog’s inherent aptitudes and trainable skills. We agree with that traditional philosophy when producing puppies. Many of our Service Dog clients request a low-shedding breed, but there aren’t many options for folks who also require a dog of substance that is not too large to travel with in public, which is highly trainable, easy to handle and reasonable in mind and spirit. So often we found ourselves looking to other breeders to meet our needs for our clients. Almost as often, we were disappointed in the quality of the dogs, or the lack of proper socialization the dogs had received. Finally, we realized that sometimes it is simply better to follow the philosophy that “if you want something done right, you need to do it yourself.” So, after several years of thought and consideration for the goal, we decided to create puppies that would have the most desirable qualities we expected when training a dog to partner with a disabled individual, that would also meet the low-shedding criterion. We are not the first to create the cross of Old English Sheepdog to Poodle. Most people refer to them as “sheepadoodles”. But, we prefer to call them POSH dogs (Poodle Old-English Sheepdog Hybrid) because we do not believe that our mission is simply to create another doodle for the designer dog market place. We breed with Intention. As a result of our decades of working with herding breeds, we have a personal preference for the herding-dog mind that comes with a bigger dose of problem solving ability than many of the retrievers possess. And, because Old English Sheepdogs are very low-shedding, when crossed to a St. Poodle the coat is nearly shed-free (although that means much more grooming to maintain that coat type). The POSH is an intentional cross to create a dog that can partner to perform any number of jobs which may be required of a Service Dog. While we do not believe that the last people who should have the right to create new breeds only lived hundreds of years ago (when most of the existing breeds were designed), we do not take lightly the endeavor. We have a clear intention and we are dedicated to that goal. Since we do not withhold every puppy in a litter for Service Dog work, we offer some of our highly socialized puppies to approved families as exceptional companions. Please use our application if you would like to contact us about acquiring one of our very special puppies.

Living with a sense of purpose.

© Intention Canine 2020
POSH Dogs (Poodle Old-English Sheepdog Hybrid) Posh: adj. smart, elegant, or exclusive sumptuously furnished or appointed; luxurious They are a working dog inside, but they are stunningly beautiful outside, and there’s no cuter puppy than a POSH.
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Same pup @ 7 months old Posh Puppy 2015 litter 7 week old POSH pups