ABOUT US

Cosmopolitan Companion Dogs is run by a mother and daughter team, Hari and Ji Khalsa. Both have extensive experience breeding, raising and training dogs and other animals.

 

Hari worked as a veterinary technician for over 10 years, and spent over 25 years as a working dog, pet dog, and service dog trainer and kennel master for large police dog kennels. She has bred Poodles and working dogs that have had successful careers as patrol dogs, tracking dogs, detection dogs, and more. She has studied with masters in the US, Canada, Germany, Holland, and Belgium. Her dogs have achieved many distinctions, including Mocha, Silver medal winner in the World Police Games. Click here and here to read more about Mocha.  

 

Ji has trained for police work, sport and competition, pet, and service work. She was on the Board of Directors of the North American Ring Association, a thriving sport dog association. 

 

Ji has a Masters degree in Microbiology and Biochemistry from Arizona State University, including independent studies in the link between canine genetics and behavior. She worked as a graduate student in an embryology and fetal development laboratory, which she has found incredibly applicable to Cosmopolitan's breeding program. Ji also has completed graduate work in molecular genetics and spent 20 years managing large bioresearch projects. She applies her extensive knowledge of genetics, behavior, embryology, development, and health to the Cosmopolitan breeding program. Ji is an accomplished student of behavioral science, using the most current science-based puppy rearing and training methods to produce outstanding companion dogs. 

Ji was named 2019 Volunteer of the Year for the Goldendoodle Association for her work in assisting the organization and helping to educate other breeders.

 

Both Hari and Ji have decades of experience breeding working dogs and have spent extensive amounts of time training with top canine experts in both North America and Europe. 

To the best of our knowledge, there is no other Goldendoodle breeder with even close to this amount of training and scientific experience.

Accredited Blue Ribbon Breeder, Goldendoodle Association of North America

 

Association Members are required to provide proof of health clearances achieved on all their breeding dogs and that have agreed to a Code of Ethics regarding their breeding practices and the care of their dogs

About Us and Our Dogs

 

We are a home-based breeder of allergy-friendly multigenerational Goldendoodles. Our dogs come from healthy, time-tested lines with many Champions in their pedigrees.

 

We are accredited Blue Ribbon breeders with the Golden Doodle Association, which means we adhere to the highest ethical standards and certify the health testing of every breeding dog with the association. 

All of our dogs and puppies live with us as pets in the house or with their own family. If you are interested in raising and owning one of our puppy parents as your very own dog for virtually no cost, please read more about our Guardian Program (available in North Central Florida only). 

All of our dogs are tested for genetic disorders and other known breed problems. Our health clearance results are required to be certified by the Goldendoodle Association for our Blue Ribbon accreditation, and we are also happy to share health clearance results for the parents of any litter you are interested in. We are not a puppy mill or a factory breeder, and only breed a few select litters in our home each year. 

 

Please check out our introductory video and this link to discover how our puppies are different and why we are the Gold Standard for Goldendoodles. We implement scientifically proven puppy rearing protocols to raise only the best puppies for your family.

K9 Mocha, Anchorage, AK, Police Department K9, bred by Hari Khalsa, trained and handled by Lonnie Brown. Mocha competed in two World Police and Fire games and won 2 Gold medals in Quebec in 2005 (apprehension, obedience) and a Silver overall medal. Lonnie and Mocha worked as a team in Anchorage for 8 years. During Mocha’s career he had two outstanding tracks of homicide suspects who wouldn’t have been found near the scene without Mocha’s exceptional tracking abilities. You can read more about Mocha here, here, and here.

Felise du Chenil du Mirador. Bred by Ji Khalsa, owned and fabulously loved and trained by Donna McGinnis. UScA Working Champion, nine times SchH3, HOT, RH1, TD, CGC. Photo courtesy of Donna McGinnis. 

Ji competing in French Ring Sport with her dog Frieda (FR Br, FRI, CGC), Certified Therapy Dog (Delta Society), bred by Hariamrit Khalsa


 

Continuing education

 

As leading breeders and mentors of other breeders, Ji and Hari are constantly increasing their knowledge and education, as well as mentoring and teaching other breeders. Below are some of the more recent professional breeding courses and CEUs they have successfully completed or taught. 

  • Puppy Culture, 2014. We were one of the early adopters of Puppy Culture, seeing the tremendous value immediately. We keep up with all current Puppy Culture updates, from weekly news to new publications, such as the wonderful Puppy Culture Workbook.

  • North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine Third Annual Symposium on Canine Reproduction, October 2014

  • Ian Dunbar's SIRUIS Dog Trainer Academy, 2014

  • North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine Fourth Annual Symposium on Canine Reproduction, November 2015

  • North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine Fifth Annual Symposium on Canine Reproduction, An American Kennel Club/Theriogenology Foundation Breeder Excellence Seminar, October 2016

  • American Kennel Club Canine College, 2017, courses completed include

    • AKC Breeding Basics

    • ABCs of Dog Breeding: Genetics Part 1

    • ABCs of Dog Breeding: Genetics Part 2

    • ABCs of Dog Breeding: Breeding Systems

    • ABCs of Dog Breeding: Genetic Defects

    • ABCs of Dog Breeding: Pedigrees

    • ABCs of Dog Breeding: Kennel Blindness

    • ABCs of Dog Breeding: Anatomy Part 1

    • ABCs of Dog Breeding: Anatomy Part 2

    • ABCs of Dog Breeding: Selection

    • Nutritional Influences on Reproduction

    • Whelping and Medical Intervention

  • North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine Sixth Annual Symposium on Canine Reproduction, Focus: Canine Genetics. September 2017

  • Avidog Transformational Puppy Rearing, 2018

 

  • North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine Seventh Annual Symposium on Canine Reproduction—A Canine Breeder Excellence Seminar, Focus: The Male. October 2018

  • Epigenetics and Puppies, Pet Professional Guild, December 2018

  • Goldendoodle Association (GANA) Breeder Educational Conference, March 2019

    • NOTE: Ji taught a workshop at the conference on cytology for breeders.

    • Avidog Transformational Puppy Rearing Live Session

    • Neonatal Emergency Care Techniques, with Myra Savant Harris live session ​
       

  • Auburn University Canine Breeder Excellence Seminar, June 2019

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Call Us Today:  352-441-1861

cosmopolitandogs@gmail.com

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