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We are thrilled so many happy clients have turned to Finney Ranch to find their perfect companions. Take a look below to see what they have to say.

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Let us know about your life with your Finney Ranch puppy. Feel free to include information on coming to the Ranch, Gotcha Day, and using a Puppy Nanny.

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Gilbert is my little ray of sunshine. He’s from Penny & Little Man's litter in 2019! He’s been with me almost a year and a half and I can not express the joy he’s brought me. He always has me laughing and I actually can not believe how stinkin’ cute he is! He matured at 17.5 lbs of fluff and is the perfect size! Shannon had him delivered to me via plane on Ruthie's lap from MN to CA. Their puppy nanny service was amazing! One day when I get a bigger home, I’ll be getting another Finney Ranch pup 🤪

I am SO thankful for Finney Ranch! Shannon and her family are so genuine and sweet and they raise the same type of pups. I also used the puppy nanny service and Ruthie was amazing! She flew all the way to California for me with Gilbert on her lap, dropped him off and flew back in the same day. I am also just so surprised at how loving, well behaved, and funny my dog is. If you’re thinking about getting a puppy from them, this is your sign to do it!!

Erika R.

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I wanted to reach out and tell you how amazing Mylo is (Sauger). From the start you guys were so helpful, even with the simplest questions I had. Throughout the process I felt that you guys cared about my concerns and wanted to help with anything. It was amazing how cooperative you guys are especially when it came to the day I’d get to take Mylo home! 


When it comes to Mylo himself he is a very outgoing dog. He listens so well, trains so easily & he has the GREATEST personality. He seriously talks to you, it is so stinking funny and cute! Potty training with him was a breeze. He caught on so fast; it only took a few months for him to be fully trained. I highly highly recommend getting a dog from Finney Ranch. Mylo was my first pet and I DO NOT regret it. The experience in all was amazing and my dog itself is amazing!

Lakyn A.

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We love our sweet Diggs (aka Cordarrelle from Winnie and Little Man Nov 2019). Shannon was so wonderful to work with. She answered any of my questions and always kept in touch with me during the adoption process. Diggs, now 2 years old, has been a blessing to our family. He’s super smart and so sweet. We’d definitely adopt another puppy from Finney Ranch. Wonderful experience! Thank you ❤️

Amber C.

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Our pup, Perry, will be turning 2 soon and we can’t imagine our lives without him. He is such a happy and healthy dog - he truly lights up our lives! Finney Ranch was amazing to work with. They answered all of our many questions and requests on pregnancy updates. Puppy pick-up was a breeze too!
We love Finney Ranch!

Paige S.

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Thank you Finney Ranch for raising our amazing puppy, Bridger! He is now 2 years old and is so sweet and so smart! He was a very well-adjusted puppy and we credit that to how Finney Ranch raises their puppies. They do such a great job holding them and playing with them and exposing them to many noises and experiences on their ranch! They did a great job posting new pictures and updates and communicating through the whole process as we waited to bring our new puppy home! We only wish we could have another Finney Ranch puppy, but sadly our town only allows us to have 2 dogs and we are already at our limit.
His litter name was Hank, from Opal and Porter's litter.

Jessica M.

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We were looking for an Aussiedoodle and almost by accident we came across Finney Ranch. Shannon was planning a trip to the Twin Cities and as luck would have it they had one puppy that hadn’t been spoken for. Shannon, Hope, and Gil stopped by our house with Silas. We met this beautiful black and white little guy and never looked back. He was so easy to train. He is smart and friendly. Everyone who meets (Finley) loves him. We couldn’t be happier with this dog.

Tammy B.

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I am so thankful I heard about Finney Ranch and their beautiful Aussiedoodles.  Shannon was an absolute dream to work with when I decided I was ready to bring another dog (or two) into my life. She patiently answered my numerous questions and provided photos and videos to help me select my little family members.  She also let me know I was more than welcome to visit the ranch to select my puppies but unfortunately I was not able to make that trip. Motley (merle-colored male out of Ruby and Porter) is 22 lbs of energy and fun.  He will play fetch with his toys all day but also loves to cuddle and “talk” to you.  Iris (black and white female out of Tilly and Hank) is 23 lbs of sweet and sassy mixed.  She prefers to throw her toys down the stairs herself and then go get them.  She loves to be on your lap and then lean back in your arms just like a baby.  They love everyone they meet and have the best personalities.

I could not ask for more perfect dogs to fill my days with fun and love.  Shannon and all of her family and staff do such an amazing job of raising well socialized and healthy puppies.  I can’t thank her enough for allowing me to have Motley and Iris as part of my family along with Kuma (Kris from Opal and Porter’s litter) for my son.  He is 49lbs of the perfect companion for Brandon.

Denise

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This is Rider (Yosemite on the ranch) and he is the absolute best!! He is the perfect companion. He will chase a tennis ball for hours if he could but at the end of the day is ready to snuggle! He looooves being outdoors and will sit out in the shade for hours. He gets along great with other dogs and loves children. We couldn’t be happier with our puppy and want to thank you! We appreciate it and even had trainers note how he must have come from somewhere who knew what they were doing.

Madison

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My Finney Ranch pup, Dexter, known as Fondue from Quartz spring litter, is the most exuberant and joyous pup. He loves everyone. Dexter is smart and one of the best natured dogs I have ever had, which I contribute to the breeding done by Finney Ranch.

Donna S.

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From the time I set eyes on a Finney Ranch pup, I knew I was in love. I watched their IG like a hawk and finally decided that it was time to get a puppy. I called Shannon and she was so helpful and answered all my questions. Got on a list for Peggy and Hank's litter and our puppy was born Jan 2021. Our family couldn't wait to bring her home. We used the puppy nanny service and it was so easy. Thank you for flying in a pandemic to bring our baby home to Oregon. We received detailed information in a binder and some fun Finney Ranch swag. Our Finney Ranch pup continues to impress us with her temperment and everyone always stops and asks about our pup. We tell everyone who asks about Finney Ranch. 2 of our neighbors ended up getting Aussiedoodles because of how amazing our pup is. She is gorgeous, great with kids and the best dog we've ever owned. Thank you! We will for sure get another pup from Shannon and family and recommend anyone to do the same.

Winnie C.

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We are so happy with our Finney Ranch pup. From the time we contacted the ranch to pick up and after, the process was smooth. The best part, to me, was the knowledge and time Shannon shared when we came to her with specifics we were looking for. She was honest about what our options were and how she could help us get to the dog we were looking for. And we did get exactly what we wanted. Our pup is sweet natured, happy, and healthy. She was delivered closer to our home near Minneapolis, which made our puppy pick up day so much easier. We were so happy with our dog, the process, and with how much Finney Ranch seems to care for every dog (and pup) that are looking at getting another!

Keegan M.

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It’s almost been a year since we picked up our little guy at the airport and met Ruthie who was just the sweetest. Now, we will be celebrating the first Christmas with our cute, fluffy, sweet, silly, smart and happy Finney Ranch pup, Tux.


We love him so much and couldn’t be happier! We are constantly receiving compliments on how cute he is, about his coloring/coat, and how smart/well behaved he is. Thank you Finney Ranch for bringing Tux to us - you truly are amazing!

Anastasia & Shane M.

 
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Chelsea S.

We discovered Finney Ranch back in May 2020 on Instagram. My partner and I had been researching for months to find the perfect Mini Aussiedoodle.

That’s when we stumbled across Quinn (formerly Phyllis from “The Office” litter).


I had called Shannon as soon as I saw her picture and that she was available since someone on the list had passed on her.

I’ll never forget what she said on the phone after I had told her all the research we’d been doing, what kind of home she would live in, etc.

She goes, “We’ve got about 40 people calling about this puppy right now… but I can tell you’ve done your research and that she would live in a great home and all we want is for our puppies to go into good homes.”


That’s what separates Finney from every other breeder – their heart.

They’re not in it for the money, they’re in it to truly breed healthy, sweet, smart puppies that will make great additions to any family.


Ruthie was our puppy nanny and flew from Minnesota to San Francisco and was so kind and professional.

She came down the airport escalators with Quinny in her arms, handed her straight to me, and then went over everything we needed to know in our Puppy Binder.


Quinn came microchipped, a 1-year bill of health warranty, all her shots up to 8 weeks with Veterinarian documentation, a few chew toys, her blankey, and some starter food.


Puppies are hard, but support and sharing resources makes it easier.

Finney Ranch put each new puppy owner on a text thread with everyone else who adopted a puppy in Quinn’s litter.

It was an incredible, priceless resource to share pictures, laughs, and resources/tips on everything from potty training, teething, food preferences, etc.


Finney Ranch Cares.


They go the extra mile for each customer. Like I said earlier, it’s not a transaction for them. We continue to communicate, share fun updates, and they’re always the sweetest. We’ve referred over 5 different friends to get puppies from Finney through different litters and EVERY SINGLE PUPPY has been incredible.


They get it. They know what they’re doing and they’re damn good at it.

Quinn is the best decision we could’ve ever made. She makes us laugh, she’s the biggest snuggler, and so smart. I can’t tell you all how many times we are either stopped on the street because people think she’s adorable, or that people are so impressed by how smart and well behaved she is.


Their genetics make this possible, and again – that’s a testament to Finney Ranch’s care to how they breed their dogs.


We love Finney Ranch, and can’t thank them enough for taking a chance on us!


Love,

Quinn, Chelsea & Lesley

 
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Brian and Sarah J.

We heard about Finney Ranch from some friends that found their two dogs from them. Ever since the first phone call we made to get some info, we knew Finney Ranch was the perfect choice for our next puppy! They really know their dogs and have a personal touch that makes it feel like you are dealing with family. We chose our pup at 5 weeks by looking at many pictures and videos, and then we drove to the Ranch to pick her up at 8 weeks. Finney Ranch is very clean and welcoming, and Shannon & Erik spent time talking with all of us for quite a while, despite their busy schedule! When it was time to go home, Birch was an amazing little traveler for the five-hour trip!! Seriously! No accidents or even puppy crying!! She is smart and loving and stays by us in such a loyal, Aussie manner!! Her coat is great, with minimal shedding, and we groom her at home. She loves everyone in our family and does great with visitors and other dogs. We are so thankful for Birch! She has received glowing reports from our vet, too! She is a little over 50 pounds and will be one year in June. She is from Charlotte and Tater’s summer 2020 “tree litter.”

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Jennifer H.

This is Archie, aka Douglas, from Peggy's litter! Archie has been such a great addition to our family! Shannon and the Finny Ranch crew have been amazing. Not only were they patient when we were choosing our pup, they also have been so informative when we had an emergency vet situation on a Friday! Thankfully everything was fine! He is a fun and crazy puppy that has brought so much fun to our household! So thankful for the Finney Ranch family for Archie!

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Howard L.

We love our Finney Ranch Aussiedoodle Owens! He came to us as a friendly, completely socialized pup who immediately won our hearts. Owens flew to us with a wonderful puppy nanny, Ruthie, who took the best care with our puppy. Ruthie kept us informed the entire time. We would not hesitate getting another Finney Ranch pup!

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Kaitlin C.

Bella has been a true light in my life! She is from Minnie and Little Man's litter in April 2020, named after Finding Nemo characters. We've had almost a year together now and I can't imagine life without her. She's about fifteen pounds, which is the perfect size for my lifestyle. She's so smart, athletic, funny, my little Velcro girl. I am so thankful for all the adventures we've had together so far and even more excited for all the adventures the future will bring us! Thank you so much to the Finney family for loving this little girl.

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Kaylynn F.

My experience with Finney Ranch has been absolutely amazing since day one. Being a dog trainer and behaviorist I had many questions I needed specific answers to in order to feel comfortable purchasing a dog from a breeder. Shannon spoke with me on the phone, and answered each each of my questions with a great attitude. Once I decided that a Finney Ranch pup was the right fit for me and picked out a litter to get my pup from I got to see updates pretty much daily on the litter. It was so much fun to be able to follow the Mama's (Charlotte) pregnancy journey and the first 8 weeks of the puppies lives. Selection day came and it was a breeze to pick out and let Shannon know which pup I wanted. Once I picked up my new fur baby Binner (Spruce) he was just as adorable and sweet as he looked in pictures. Binner was a breeze to potty train and train in general. He is extremely smart and eager to learn/please. Like I said earlier I work as a canine behaviorist and trainer at a pet resort/training facility. Binner goes with me to work everyday. Some days he plays and trains at daycare, he often helps socialize dogs who are struggling with social skills in my private training sessions, and other days he welcomes clients in our lobby while helping out staff work the front desk. In every situation he is completely appropriate. I cannot tell you how often I get complements not only on how beautiful he is, but also how well mannered he is. He by far has the best temperament of all of my dogs. I would not hesitate to recommend a Finney Ranch pup to any of my clients or even get another one myself.

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Molly W.

I picked up Bear (formerly Boaz) on Oct 15th. He is our first puppy. He is so sweet and smart!! He’s seamlessly fit into our family. Finney Ranch was great to work with!! They answered all of my questions professionally and were so helpful!! My only problem is that now I want more puppies!!

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Faith O.

Is there space enough to express our gratitude for our amazing pup, River (originally Ruth)? We feel so lucky to have had Finney Ranch recommended. River is our first pup in 50+ years and the support we received from Shannon, Anastasia, and most of all, Kaitlin, is helping us get through these challenging puppy times. We feel supported and listened to - no matter how many questions or issues arise! Thank you, Finney Ranch, for giving us this opportunity to have an adorable, smart, loving dog and more fun and smiles and joy than we could ever imagine!

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Erika H.

We have been so happy with our pup, Finn. Prior to purchasing, Finney Ranch was great with answering our questions and working with us on a pick up date. We flew in to MSP and had no problems and great communication with him being brought to us at the airport. Upon arriving home, the vet had only positives to say about his health and we were pleased at how well he did from the get go with both house training and crate training at night. By a week or two in, he was sleeping 7-8 hours overnight. We have started training classes and the instructor comments on how eager he is to work for treats. We are happy to have Finn as part of the family.

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Gen D.

We have a Daisy, from Coco and Hank, and she is just the best addition to our family. She is such a sweet girl and so smart and we highly recommend the ranch all the time to people looking for a new pet. Thank you for taking such good care of all your dogs and puppies.

 
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Emily B.

We can not thank Finney Ranch enough for our two fur babies! We picked out Cider (Napoleon) first. We took a chance based on a great gut instinct (Shannon is amazing and answered all of my questions and then some) and drove the 13 hrs for our first Finney Ranch puppy pick-up experience. Cider has been AMAZING! He’s sweet and loving and obedient. We were so happy with our Cider that we decided to pick another pup to join our family. Again, we made the 13 hr trip and every minute was worth it! Chai (Oats) is equally as loving, sweet and obedient (just a little bit sassier) as Cider. I could go on for days about how awesome these two pups are. These puppies are obviously loved, socialized and cared for from day one. I’ve recommended Finney Ranch to anyone looking for a new puppy! I will never have another puppy from anywhere else. Thank you Finney fam for all the work you do to make these babies so special!

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Karla O.

We could not be happier with our decision to get a Finney Ranch pup- the experience from my first inquiry, to them putting my little boy in my arms, was beyond amazing. The communication far exceeded my expectations- Shannon went above and beyond to answer ALL of my questions quickly and thoroughly, and I never hesitated to reach out to them- and still don't. It is obvious that these dogs are loved on the ranch, they are sweet and affectionate, and are smart and so handsome/beautiful! Also, my vet was impressed with how healthy and clean our pup was on his first visit- and commented on the organized and detailed folder with all of his information and vaccine dates that we received on "gotcha day". I recommend Finney Ranch to everyone- in fact, my best friend just got her Finney pup last month! All you have to do is visit their website or Instagram and you will see for yourself ( funny thing, I believe I have been on their sites almost every day since I got my pup- dreaming of my next one and soaking in all the cuteness!). Thank you to everyone who cared for our boy- we are forever grateful!

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Sophie K.

Finney Ranch.. where do I even start? They are BEYOND amazing!!! From the start of helping you pick which litter to choose from to after you take your puppy home, they are there for ANYTHING you may need. The whole entire family is sweet and very knowledgeable. They are not just “puppy breeders”. They love these puppies like family from pregnancy to birth to going to their furever home and even beyond that. They answer every question you may have with the best information that they can give. Always posting/sending pictures from day one so you can see your sweet puppy grow until it comes home. These puppies are exposed to people, noise, animals of all kinds and just everyday busy life. The puppies are smart & very quick learners, not to mention ADORABLE!!! You won’t find a more helpful, sweet, caring, clean, organized, knowledgeable, and loving place to get a puppy from. Finney Ranch is HIGHLY recommended from me to anyone looking for an incredible addition to their family.

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Kelli S.

Getting Scout was probably one of the best things to ever happen in my life. From the start, Shannon made the process so easy and welcoming. Not only was she very open and responsive, but the way she documents the puppies makes you feel like you are there with them. Seeing as this was my first time in the "virtual doggy dating" world (is that not what you call it?), she was able to give me the feedback and reassurance I needed to know Scout would be a good fit for me, even though I couldn't meet him. Delivery to the cities was very appreciated and such an easy transition. Scout became my "velcro dog" from that first squeeze and we have never looked back. Scout has been an incredible companion and support, especially through the last few years of the pandemic. His has an incredible demeanor that allowed him to spend most of his first year in an elementary classroom. Let's just say, he was very well recieved. He is a unique mix of teddy bear, raccoon, tennisball addict, squirrel connoisseur, and a CatDog (if you didn't watch Nickelodeon as a kid, I am so sorry). I have loved being able to connect and share my Scout "pupdates" with Shannon along the way. Addiitonally, I have successfully gotten three of my pals to get Finney Ranch pups as well! Scout wants all of the Finney Friends!

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Lauren W.

We love Finney Ranch!

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Melissa D.

Early spring 2020 I started my search for a “doodle” . I didn’t want a Golden or Labradoodle. I did some research and landed on the Aussiedoodle. Next step was to find a reputable breeder. I truly believe God led me to Finney Ranch. Ever step of the process was seamless. Shannon and the entire team are top notch! We visited the ranch in July and met both Minnie and Little Man. We fell in love with them both! We were made to feel like family. A few short months later our Murphy (Friday at the Ranch) was born. God’s timing and choice of breeder for us were simply perfect! Murphy brings us so much joy and laughter we wonder how we survived without him THANK YOU FINNEY RANCH! We love you all!

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Deanna H.

We just absolutely love everything about the way we got our puppy! Shannon was there whenever I had a question! Willow is a fun, loving, cuddly pup!! We love her so much!!
This Finney Ranch pup was born September 25th, 2021 from Tillie and Hank! Her name is Willow (Ice Cream). She is potty trained, sleeps through the night, knows how to sit and now working on shake! She is an absolute hoot!! Love her so much! Merry Christmas!!

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Grace M.

I cannot thank Finney Ranch enough, truly. From the moment I first held my sweet Enzo, he has completely changed my life. He is the smartest, most loving, happy dog I have ever met. We picked him up from the ranch, where I got to see how well taken care of all of these pups are. Shannon and her wonderful family welcomed us into their home, where we got to see first hand how adored all of the puppies are. I knew right away I was getting Enzo from the best place I could imagine, from a family who puts everything into doing this the right way, with lots of love. I find myself telling the story of the ranch to anyone who will listen. One of my best friends is looking for her first dog, and after meeting Enzo and looking into Finney, has put down a deposit. I would recommend them to anyone, and am proud to have a small connection to a place who changes the lives of so many. Enzo has brought me more joy than I could possibly imagine. I take him everywhere I go. He has been to many patios of restaurants, walks to farmers markets and art fairs, hiking, golfing, on constant car rides, and he does it all with a smile on his face and tail wagging. He is something special… just as special as the place he came from.

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Melissa S.

What is better than one Finney Ranch puppy? Two! We got a sibling for our one year old and their bond is incredible. We are excited to watch them grow up and give us so many moments of joy and laughter.

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Laura L.

We can’t say enough about this group of people who had our sweet Bella (Prim from Hunger Games litter) before she was placed in our arms. The communication with Shannon prior to getting our names on a list was amazing, she was very helpful, informative, and responsive. We loved seeing weekly posts on IG with sweet videos and photos of our soon to be family member.


Bella is such a sweet, playful, well behaved, healthy little puppy. We get tons of compliments on her cuteness and behavior. We will continue to recommend Finny Ranch to everybody who asks us where we got our sweet Bella! Thank you Finny Ranch, this little puppy has brought so much love into our lives!

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Jessica H.

We absolutely love Finney Ranch recommend you guys to everyone! The best puppies ever… The puppy nanny was great also great customer service ! We can’t wait for our second puppy from them in our near future!

Zuzu Curcio, formerly known as Julia Margaret, from Tilly and Hank

 
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We couldn't be happier with our Finney Ranch pup, Winnie! From the start, the Finney Ranch team guided us through the process of bringing a new pup home and provided all the information we asked for. Since we were out of state, we were able to learn all about our litter's temperament, expected size, and traits from over the phone. Fast forward to the pick up process - everything was wonderful: our pup came with all of the necessary records and was in a wonderful position to start her new life with us. We can confidently say that our Finney Ranch pup is the best dog we've ever had!

Blake S.

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Our puppy is such a sweet tempered, smart, and friendly dog! He’s great with dogs, great with kids, so well behaved, and just a joy. I can’t get over how wonderful his temperament is compared to other dogs I’ve been around. I was expecting a lot of work to train and teach, but he is so smart and so sweet, training has been a breeze. We are working on heel currently, and he’s mastered, sit, stay, lay down, down, and most importantly-come. He’s SUCH a great dog and I get complements constantly on his beautiful soft fur and markings, as well as his great behavior. We will definitely get another puppy from here!

Our vet said Caymus is an absolutely beautiful moyen poodle with perfect health checks. This breeder is so fantastic and I’m so so happy. Worth every penny got a happy, healthy, wonderful family dog.

Michelle Z.

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I love my Finney Ranch pup so much I decided he needed a little brother! Both my Finney Ranch boys are sweet, playful, and very cuddly! I’m so pleased with the care that was taken of them prior to adoption, as well as the excellent customer service I’ve experienced from Finney Ranch over the past two years. I would definitely recommend a Finney Ranch puppy to anyone looking to add a puppy to their family.

Christina B.

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After doing fairly extensive research, my girlfriend and I decided we wanted an Aussiedoodle to join our family. We were lucky enough to find Finney Ranch right here in Minnesota—albeit far from the Twin Cities! I reached out and received a reply within 20 minutes. I asked if I could make the long drive and visit. I stayed at the ranch for around 2 hours, and was able to meet all the puppies in the litter we were interested in, as well as my puppy’s mother. I could tell instantly how well the Finney Ranch family takes care of their dogs. The puppies, and adult dogs, were beyond friendly, well socialized, and clearly loved. I took home Phil, now Frankie, and I could not be a happier guy. Frankie may just be the friendliest dog in the world. We’ve had him for a little over 2 months now and I don’t think his tail has stopped wagging for a second. He greets every stranger like a long-lost friend, rolling over for belly rubs and asking for pets. Our friends brought over their 4 month old baby last night, and he snuggled up right next to him and just laid there—as if he knew this is someone he should be gentle with. He was potty trained in a few weeks, and loves learning and trying new things. We hike, run, and try new dog friendly restaurants every week. Frankie will calmly sit on a patio and smile up at every passerby hoping for a quick pet or a hello. I can’t speak well enough about the experience Finney gave us, from bringing Frankie down to Minneapolis to answering questions about travel just a couple weeks ago. If I had to give their amazing puppies and outstanding customer service a rating, it would be 11/10. We love Frankie more than we ever could have imagined, and will always be thankful to them for bringing him into our lives.

Ezra M.

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Many years ago my “heart dog” came into my life. A dog that changed everything, my wonderful and sweet Woody. After he passed, I didn’t think I would ever experience that again. Though I’ve had many wonderful pups in my life and love them all, I felt Woody was a once in a lifetime dog…


And then along comes Cowboy.


I got Cowboy from Shannon Finney at Finney Ranch this summer. As soon as we brought him home, I realized I’m one of the lucky individuals blessed enough to have two “heart” dogs in my lifetime. Cowboy has brightened every single day we’ve had with him! Cowboy loves to go on car rides, water the garden, and try his luck at the dinner table. He is smart and funny and has a great temperament, I believe from the good start given at the ranch. My daughter Grace also has a Finney Ranch pup whose name is Enzo. They visit often. Watching those two pups play is hysterical! They are adorable!


Thank you Shannon and everyone at Finney Ranch, you are some of the kindest and most genuine people I have ever met. You have made a bigger impact on my family than you could know. So, to those looking, I wholeheartedly recommend this wonderful ranch. The pups raised here are something special. The care, and genuine love given shine through in their eyes and joyfully wagging tails. Finney Ranch is a place of love, hard work and generosity, and assuredly the best dogs you could hope for.

Shannon M.

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My Finney Ranch pup was the best thing that happened to me this last year, and I could not have asked for a smarter, more lovable companion!! Shannon was so helpful and always timely with her responses when I was trying to pick out which litter would be best for me. She was even helpful over the phone when it came time for me to pick my pup on selection day. I can't think of a nicer and more caring family to work with when going through this process.


Once it was time to bring Lucy home, the Finney Ranch team made sure we were well prepared at home by sending a list of items to purchase and resources to read up on regarding the transition to home and training. They helped us keep in touch with the owners of the other litter mates so that we could communicate with each other after Gotcha Day. Shannon and her team have also been wonderful when I've reached out recently with questions about the timing of Lucy's spay and questions about dog food.


I looked into many other breeders before deciding to move forward with Finney Ranch, but I felt like all the others were very commercialized and impersonal. The Finney Ranch team makes you feel like a forever family member once you take home your pup, and I can't imagine it any other way!

Catherine N.

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I feel like my dog, "Angel was heaven sent!" I met Shannon Finney many years ago while we were both waiting many days for treatment at Mayo Clinic. We kept in touch over the years on Facebook and I had been looking at pictures of her ranch life ever since. I hadn't had a dog since childhood because we think it was fair to have one with the long hours we worked away from home. In 2019, we retired and I happened to see "Spur" in a picture on her Finney Family website. She was the runt of the litter and only one left. I fell in love with her little face. We live in Central Illinois and thought it wouldn't be possible to get her. I contacted Shannon and she brought (Spur) now Angel to Minneapolis so we could meet her! It was love at first sight! Shannon's youngest son, Guilford had taken a liking to our pup since she was the last one and spent some extra time with her. She would sit in his recliner, listening to his Dad reading to the family at night. As a former teacher, this also stole my heart. He even slept a night in a crate with her. When I showed a picture of her, my niece said that she had little tan angel wings on her chest and that is how she got her new name of Angel. She has never had an accident in the house and everyone who meets her falls in love. People come up to us all the time wanting to know what kind of dog she is. Angel goes everywhere with us and is so well behaved and gets many compliments on how beautiful she is. Since we have gotten her, we have experiences many losses of loved ones to cancer and Covid 19. She senses when we need an extra cuddle and is so loving to all that meet her. Unfortunately we have had many funerals to attend and she waits patiently for us at hotels and even the hotel workers say she is so sweet. I have an aunt that is terrified of dogs and Angel has even won her over! So in my heart, I know that Angel was sent by God to share her love and the special care that she received from the wonderful Finney Ranch family before we got her.

Tama N.