Genesis Service Dogs is an Idaho-based, non-profit organization that breeds, raises and trains dogs to assist
children and adults with special needs.
Genesis Service Dogs is a 501(c) tax exempt non-profit corporation. We provide our pups free of charge to qualified special needs persons and donate to other non-profit service dog schools. We need funding for such
things as veterinary expenses, equipment, puppy jackets and transporting dogs between our volunteers, staff and
client agencies. There is a number or ways you can help: Individual donations, corporate sponsorships,
materials and services or special requests.
Our focus at Genesis Service Dogs is to breed/acquire, raise, and train puppies to be placed with persons special
needs along with raising puppies that will go on to other non-profit organizations in the United States that train
and support guide dogs, balance dogs, seizure alert dogs, insulin level detection dogs, wheel-chair assistance
dogs, hearing dogs and other service dogs that contribute to the freedom, independence and safety of people
Genesis Service Dogs are trained by volunteers. We have a small group of puppy raisers who are currently
raising puppies from our breeding lines as well as lines having the quailities we are seeking. These puppies are
under evaluation for breeding and service work as well as “companion dog” placement for children with various
While Labradoodles are the primary breed used by Genesis Service Dogs, we do use other breeds as well.
First Generation Labradoodles: This is a cross between a Standard Poodle and a Labrador
Retriever. Our poodle and lab moms and dads have all been carefully health screened including OFA and eye>
CERFs. They come from excellent breeding stock and all have AKC pedigrees and registrations. (Labradoodles>
are not recognized or registered by the AKC as a breed.)
Second Generation Labradoodles: This
is a cross between a standard poodle and a Labradoodle (first generation or multi-generation). This breeding is
usually done in an attempt to get more attributes of the poodle’s non-shedding, low-allergen coat into the gene
pool. The pups in a back-cross litter tend to be a bit more “poodle-ish” in temperament, Subsequent generations,
where they are bred to 1st or multi-generational Labradoodles, tend to balance out the personalities. We are fond
of the low-shedding or non-shedding wavy coat, as these dogs are easier to maintain and offer the same
advantages in health, temperament and trainability. (We also think they are just adorable as puppies, as well as
adults!) What all of our puppies have in common is an affectionate, “puppy-ish” temperament, exceptional
trainability, and very great ease of handling. Our breeding targets a “bright” energy level – a dog that is perky
and super-responsive, but not hyperactive or hard to control. As they enter adulthood, around 16-18 months of
age, they become even more affectionate and devoted to their humans. They seem to be particularly sensitive to
the needs of very different people, adapting their behavior in accordance to the preferences of everyone in the
room, from the hearty boy that wants to play tug to the toddler. It is these attributes that make them such
spectacular dogs for children with special needs, as well as adults with mobility or physical stability challenges.
Many of the larger service dog and guide dog schools have their own breeding colonies. Some of the smaller
organizations do not have their own breeding programs and have need of puppies that are well bred with strong
health screenings and histories and the right temperament for service.
Occasionally, we may have puppies from a litter that for one reason or another are not going to be put into our
puppy raising program or donated to other schools. Typically, these make wonderful pet dogs and are available
for sale. This could be because we had a larger than expected litter or our timing isn’t right for the agencies we
serve. If you are interested in buying one of our puppies as a personal pet (these sales help support our
organization), be sure to contact us and let us know.
For more information, go to www.genesisservicedogs.com/