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So you want a Coltriever?

The Coltriever is bred for temperament and health.


They are delightfully playful, yet love to snuggle with you. The Coltriever is good natured, easy going and very happy. They make wonderful companions for families or singles and they adore children. The Coltriever isn’t yippy and loves to travel, hike and play with your kids as a family companion. 70% of our Coltrievers go into a variety of service and therapy roles.


When fully grown, our Coltrievers are about the size of a small to medium Golden Retriever. Females are generally 35-50 pounds and males generally 45-60 pounds. They are intelligent and easy to train. Most of our clients report their pups catching on the to basics of potty and crate training after just 3 days! The Coltriever doesn’t have the typical high-strung temperament that normally comes with a Border Collie. Our clients often tell us they are most like super smart Golden Retrievers in temperament and disposition. They’re a big-minded dog in a smart, low maintenance package if you continue to put in the consistent work, time and training into them that was put into their foundation here at Crooked Rooster Farm.


When puppies are young they do require lots of time, consistency and attention. They need love, affection, exercise and firm boundaries. If your boundaries are not clear and they see you as a litter mate rather than as a leader you’re going to run into trouble quickly. They are too smart for you to not have love balanced by discipline and boundaries. Treat training only will only get you so far with this breed. We believe that using only treats starves them mentally and emotionally. If you are not clear in your leadership they will become bored, insecure and frustrated.


All puppies have their dew claws intact to give them better grip in service dog jobs they are trained for. They have been de-wormed and have received their 1st immunizations. For your convenience, they have been trained to eliminate on wood shavings. This way, you can put a handful of these shavings in the area in your yard you want them to “do their business in and they will go to that spot. They come with a written health guarantee and a welcome home gift bag.


We take responsibility for every puppy. We will take them back at any age for any reason. Our commitment is to never have one of our Coltriever’s in an animal shelter. It is unthinkable that one of these beautiful dogs would be put down because they were unwanted.


Crooked Rooster Farm is a licensed and inspected kennel located in Washington State and the first in the USA to start a Coltriever breeding program. We have been developing this incredible breed for over three decades now and would invite you to take a look around the site, ask questions, leave comments and perhaps even share some of your stories if you live with a Coltriever too!

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