5 Dog Breeders Near Chicago for Your Next Furry Friendon April 30, 2021 at 8:00 pm

Woof! Chicago is full of places and activities that welcome four-legged friends. Hit the streets of Chi-town and you’ll likely find doggie daycares, dog parks, bakeries, spas, and even Fido-friendly restaurants and hotels. So if you’re looking to add a pupper to your family, check out these top dog breeders near Chicago!

Wait, what’s a goldendoodle!? These friendly doggos are a mix between a golden retriever and a poodle. Erica’s Doodles is fully licensed by the state of Illinois and less than an hour away from downtown Chicago. When you buy one of her puppies, you’ll also get shots, toys, collar, leash, food, tick and heartworm prevention. Plus peace of mind: Erica provides a 3-year health guarantee on any of her dogs. 

Owner James started Ethical Frenchie a few years ago in New York as a small family French Bulldog breeding program that focused on health, temperament and socialization. From there, the group expanded to Chicago with more breeders. After you take home a puppy, you are put in direct contact with the original breeder and can send them updates, ask questions, and build a relationship. 

About 95 miles west of Chicago on 40 acres, Shoreland Kennel has been actively involved in the sport of dogs for over 35 years as an exhibitor, competitor, breeder, and AKC/ASCA judge. Their puppies are well socialized by visitors, other animals, and their grandkids who love spending time with them. To start the adoption process, you’ll first need to fill a questionnaire. If your home is a good fit, you’ll get added to a waiting list! 


Koji, a Primrose and Tru baby ♥️Photo credit: Nick Pho Nguyen

Posted by Thomas Acres on Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Located in Raymond, IL on a large family farm, Thomas Acres has a lovely little pack of Corgis that are extensions of the family. Owners Tawny and Adam Thomas raise a few litters per year of quality purebred Pembroke Welsh Corgis. They pour a lot of love and time into their puppies to make sure they are prepared to be successful additions to their future families. Placing socialized, healthy puppies in loving homes and maintaining relationships with all of our puppy parents is very important to the couple. 

Posted by Corner Stone Bernese Mountain Dogs on Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Based out of Flat Rock, IL, this family-owned breeder of AKC Champion Bernese Mountain Dogs and puppies focuses on producing champion stock. They breed Bernies for quality, genetic health, personality, and beauty. All of their puppies are AKC registered and will be vet-checked and up-to-date on shots, and come with a one-year guarantee!

Dog Breeders Chicago Featured Image Credit: Ethical Frenchie 

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