Copilot Breeding Cooperative

Copilot breeding cooperative 

Our Mission

The mission of the Copilot Breeding Cooperative is to produce healthy, temperamentally sound dogs whose primary purpose is providing companionship to humans, while simultaneously collecting data and developing best practices for the breeding of pet dogs.

Our Goals

  • To maintain a population of breeding dogs in a manner consistent with their health and mental well-being
  • To be a sustainable source of healthy, temperamentally sound pet dogs to the general public seeking ethically sourced puppies
  • To provide support to member breeders including, but not limited to: access to breeding stock, assistance with placing retired dogs and breeding prospects, mentorship, financial support for testing and veterinary care, access to expert advice including that informed by the study of shared data 
  • To document health and disease risk in mixed breed dogs and develop best practices guidance for health testing in this population


There are two membership levels:

  • General Membership: Open to anyone willing to sign an agreement supporting the co-op’s ethical guidelines for husbandry and business practices
  • Voting Membership: When you breed a CDR registered litter, you become a voting member 

Benefits: All Members:

  • Access to register qualified adult dogs and in the Companion Dog Registry
  • Access to apply to breed registered dogs to produce a registered litter
  • Access to the cooperative studbook
  • Expert guidance about health and temperament testing
  • Access to data collected by the cooperative

Benefits: Voting Members:

  • All of the above, plus…
  • Participation in planning meetings
  • A vote in how the cooperative is managed
  • Financial support for testing when it becomes available 
  • Assistance placing breeding prospects into guardian or co-own homes, and retired dogs into long-term homes  

All members are expected to abide by:

 Ready to join? Apply now to join the Copilot Breeding Cooperative. 

Questions? Email us for more information.

To learn more about breeding cooperatives, visit the Breeding Cooperatives page.

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