Ten Talents Farm: Colorado Mountain Dogs

Ten Talents Farm​​

Our farm is dedicated to breeding & training the best Colorado Mountain Dogs / Livestock Guardian Dogs  available that will love & guard both family & livestock whether on the farm or hiking trails. All puppies are now sold with back
dew claws removed and MICRO CHIPPED.
Available Puppies
Two New Puppy Buying Options:
$950 at 10 weeks OR $1150 at 12 weeks

In an effort to better meet your needs, we have devised two new puppy purchase options. You may purchase one of our pups at 10 weeks old for only $950, and as with all our pups, basic training will have been started for you to follow up on. However, If you opt for the $1150 option, your pup will stay with us an extra two weeks and receive an extra 5+ hours of one-on-one training, additional group training, go home with their own temperament/training guide designed for him/her, and be eligible for a FREE follow-up puppy consultation with us.  All our buyers are still able to call us with questions the first year, but we will be better able to help you if we got to spend the extra time with your puppy.

Pyxis was bred to Nimbus (a 3rd generation CMD new to the program) and is due late April.  Several of her pups are already reserved, especially as this may be a one-time chance to use Nimbus as stud (he lives in Iowa). We have no puppy plans the rest of the year, though if we do breed, it will be Tayla. We generally don’t breed our females more than once a year to give them a break, and we don’t want more puppies than we can adequately train at one time. Their moms teach them good manners around livestock, but we go beyond.

f you think you might be interested in one of our dogs, text us or call at 719-244-4468, or email us at [email protected] The fastest way to get is touch wil us is text. Paul or I will get in touch with you as soon as possible to answer any questions you may have. ​

Though not a requirement, we highly recommend you visit our farm to be certain our dogs and our practices meet with your expectations. All breeders have slightly different philosophies and practices, and though Colorado Mountain Dogs used to come from very similar stock, they don’t necessarily now so get to know your breeder and their dogs, and ask lots of questions. Puppy Guarantees also vary so please read ours carefully before placing a deposit. 

Ten Talents Farm​​


As professional trainers, we have done our best to develop our program to give you a puppy that will fulfill your expectations and give him/her the best life possible as a lifelong companion. 
BIRTH - 4 WEEKS: Puppies start their training at birth with lots of handling and stimulation to give them a jump start on the socialization process so vital for well-adjusted adult dogs. Many of the most common problems adolescent dogs develop come from fear - fear of the unknown and unfamiliar. By exposing our pups to a lot of people, places, situations, and sounds, our puppies grow in confidence and thus the ability to deal with unfamiliar situations.

Our puppies are also raised in a specially designed environment to help them develop good habits, primarily in the areas of elimination, chewing/biting, and jumping excessively when excited. Their puppy house is designed to encourage elimination outside rather than inside, and they are trained “where” to eliminate rather than indiscriminately wherever they happen to be (this “passive potty training” is vital if you are acquiring a CMD as a companion dog that will be inside the house often). Meals are served entirely through chew toys as they progress beyond nursing. This helps puppies release excess energy in a healthy manner as well as what is appropriate to chew/bite on.  
4 WEEKS: Obedience training starts with teaching pups to be attentive to the people around them, in this case, us. They are taught to sit and look directly in our eyes, thus preparing them for future commands. A dog who doesn't pay attention to you can't easily be trained. 

6 WEEKS: All dogs, including livestock guardians, need to know basic obedience commands (come, sit, stand, down, stay). These are important for doctor visits, recreation, travel, etc.

8-10 WEEKS: Puppies undergo temperament testing and training is designed to meet their individual needs. Walking on a leash is introduced, and basic training reinforced. Upon request, special arrangements can be made with us to train your pup to meet your particular needs, such as crate training (extensive training may require additional fee).

Livestock Training:
CMDs are natural protectors and our pups live among our livestock from birth, being trained by both their mother and our other dogs. We only help out when necessary. Pups live around free range chickens, sheep, goats, and cats.

Taking Your Puppy Home:
We breed for the best puppy "nature" can achieve, but "nurture" is just as important. Once you bring your puppy home, other factors will come into play to shape your dog’s temperament. They are:
               - when and how you interact with your dog
               - the environment you bring your dog into
               - the dog's individual personality as well as yours
               - other animals in your household
A puppy needs a lot of guidance the first year so we send buyers home with training tips for raising great dogs. We are also happy to consult with anyone who has purchased one of our pups.
How to Reserve a Puppy

When you place your non-fundable $250 deposit with us, you are placed on our “Reservation List” in the order of your deposit. Always check with us before placing your deposit to see how many are ahead of you and when you might expect to get a puppy. If you specify gender (we tend to have fewer females) or a preferred pairing, it can take up to 12 months to get your puppy.

When our pups are born, we will notify you if a pup is available, and regular visit times will be established for you to come visit the puppies. At 8 weeks, the first person in line will choose their pup, then the second, then third, etc. You may take your puppy at that time but we prefer you leave him/her until 10 weeks old for further training. If you decide to forgo the current litter and available puppy, you can opt to wait for the next litter. In that case, you will stay on our “Waiting List” and advance in placement. ​

Older Dogs Occasionally Available

We occasionally have older dogs available, but we will also raise up and train an older dog for you upon request. 
Pictured left are 3 mos. old Fury & Yukon, a male/female pair that are almost inseparable as they guard our sheep, chickens, and goats.
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"Blue" (right) is a Sadie/Toz pup who had to be rehomed due to an unexpected family more. He is good with kids, chickens, sheep, and goats. 
Stoic (left) is almost one year old - held back from a previous litter to give us more time to train him. 

Puppy Cost:  $950 8 weeks
$1150 10 weeks

$250 Non-Refundable Deposit Required to Reserve Puppy
(There will be an added convenience fee for using Paypal)  

​We will ship nationwide for an additional fee.

For more information on our puppies, please call us at 719-244-4468 and leave a message, and we will
return your call as soon as possible.

Colorado Mountain Dogs