Willow Ridge Farm
connecting families and puppies FUREVER
- WAIT LIST -
Has reached capacity and is now closed.
Those who are already on our Wait List have the first opportunity to adopt our puppies.
When our puppies go home, they will be microchipped, up to date on vaccinations including a nose-to-tail vet exam, handmade receiving blanket -made by our children- with the scent of mom and siblings, a copy of health guarantee, and a bag of their puppy food.
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Charles M. Schulz
Affectionate, gentle, graceful. It's no wonder the Cavalier was King Charles of England's favorite dog! A Cavalier's #1 goal in life is to love you unconditionally and please you! She will happily go on a run with you, or snuggle on the couch all evening. She is happiest at your side! She is a perfect indoor companion. Your Cavalier King Charles puppy is very friendly, calm natured and an average shedder. Frequent brushing is recommended. Cavaliers are often sited as being rated near the top for best companion and therapy dogs because of her intelligence, low exercise requirement and high love-o-meter! She will likely weigh between 13 to 18 pounds. Quick to potty train and obedience train... but like all babies, consistency and love are so important!
Our Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are registered purebreds with the AKC or APR and have impressive Champion Bloodlines!
Why a Cavapoo?! Cavapoo puppies are a cross of one of the sweetest natured dogs alive & one of the most intelligent - the Poodle! A Cavapoo (or Cavoodle puppy) is also considered 'hypoallergenic' ...perfect for families with allergies, or those who wish to have a low shedding pup. (Officially, there's no such thing as a hypoallergenic dog - but there is no dispute that poodle mix puppies have given allergy laden families symptom-free companions!) He is also adorable! He is known for a "forever puppy" look he'll carry into adulthood. Cavapoos are often sited as a great candidate for therapy dogs because of their intelligence and the Cavalier tendancy to love and gentleness. We offer first generation (F1) Cavapoos from registered purebred parents: Poodle + Cavalier. Your Cavapoo puppy will take on the traits of his parents - just like people! If he follows his Cavalier parent, he may have a wavy, less curly, coat and be less energetic. If he follows his Poodle parent, he may need more exercise but would likely shed very little if any. Either way, the intelligence and friendliness of both breeds is the perfect match!
We live on a small farm with our family and dogs in the wide open spaces of Northern Iowa! As 3rd generation family farmers, we love and live what we do - every day. We have a small purebred Angus cow herd, pigs and a few chickens, as well as row crop farming. There is never a dull moment with our 5 children from preschool to high school!
Each and every one of our puppies and their parents are played with and socialized by our family on a daily basis. Every person in our family is involved with caring (and loving!) our dogs. It is our goal to only raise dogs that will improve the overall health and temperament of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dog breed. We became passionate about Cavapoo puppies because our oldest child has many allergies and it was our hope to help bring the love of a Cavalier puppy to others with this same story! Combining the intelligence of a Poodle and the affectionate loyalty of a Cavalier King Charles makes the perfect companion for those with allergies or wish for a low or nonshedding puppy!
The health and wellness of our dogs come first - so you can rest assured that your puppy has come from a family where love and health go hand in hand.
It's our family's prayer that each of our puppies is a special part of their forever family. We believe that everything we do is a reflection of who we are as people. In our rural, small farm setting there is no better place to raise a family, or a pup! We strive for only strictly healthy, well socialized, and beautiful pups to bless others.
"We know dogs aren't our whole life, but they can make a life feel whole!"
We are privileged to have a group of beautiful Cavaliers and gorgeous mini Poodles. Each of our family members take part in loving and caring for our dog family! Our parent dogs are thoroughly examined, genetic (DNA) tested and health-checked by our Veterinarian. Our Cavalier mamas are OFA certified for heart health. It's our goal to improve the health of our pets for ourselves and for you!
We are USDA certified.
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West Bend, Iowa! Population... around 785... the wide open spaces of fields of green & gold sprinkled with farm houses throughout the countryside.
We welcome your visit to our farm to pick out your pup.(Appointment only, no Sundays).
The closest major airport is Des Moines - 240 mi south of us.
If an in-person visit isn't feasible - contact us to connect via Skype to choose your pup.
Adopt a Puppy
Submit a Contact Form to request a Puppy Application or ask questions. Approved Puppy Application and $300 deposit will place you on our Puppy Wait List. Deposits are non-refundable but always transferable to another litter. This means you can pass your turn for any reason (timing, color, gender preference, etc.)
Our full grown Cavapoos weigh about 14-22 lb. Occasionally we breed Petite Cavapoos, expected to be 10-16 lb.
We will likely reopen the list in the fall time of 2021 but there will still be a several months wait.
To families currently on our
Puppy Wait List:
Your wait time for a puppy is still predicted to be on schedule with the original estimation given when you joined our list.
We take our guarantee very seriously. It is so important to us that each puppy is healthy and becomes a wonderful new family member. This is why we offer a 2-Year replacement guarantee against major debilitating genetic defects. Just like in humans, things can and do happen, so we're here to back our pups up. We feel confident in the health and wellness of our dogs - and this is our way of passing that assurance on to you! To read our full replacement guarantee, please click below.