At 4 Paws for Ability, we breed, raise, train, and place service dogs. Placing a well-trained and high-quality service dog begins even before the puppy is born. The breeding program is a critical component to support the goal that the puppies born into the program have the best chance possible to become a service dog.
Breeding dogs are carefully selected for health and behavior qualities. They are raised in the service dog in training program and must pass every assessment that is expected of a dog that would become a service dog. Once behavior assessments are completed, comprehensive health testing starts in the areas of ophthalmology, orthopedics, cardiology, and genetic testing.
Breeding dogs meet a high standard as they create the foundation for the future of the program and service dogs.