I bought Cayenne as a puppy from a Poodle breeder in hopes that someday she could help me raise my own red or red with white Poodles for our Cavapoo program.
I was super excited to get her and looked forward to having her as part of the family. She’s just a sweetheart.
As with any new puppy that comes here from another breeder or a puppy that I keep from my parent dogs, it has to grown up and mature before finally getting to the age where it can undergo health testing in hopes of becoming an OFA certified potential parent.
Unfortunately, things don’t always work out as we hope. Cayenne has one slightly loose patella. It’s almost normal, but it’s just loose enough that it’s not. I had two different vets check it for me in hopes that the first one was “wrong” 😛 I really wanted to keep her!
But with two evaluations, it would not pass to get her OFA certification for normal patellas. And since that is a requirement to be one of our parent dogs, she can’t be. So the very best thing for Cayenne is to officially become a pet/companion for someone and be spayed. No babies for you, Cayenne.
Thankfully, we have a home lined up for her with one of our previous adopters who has one of Reba’s Poodle pups! Perfect <3
But we’ll still miss her.
After visiting our awesome groomer, Sarah!