A Guardian home is a permanent home for one of our breeding girls or boys. As ALL our dogs are family members it is necessary to have Guardian homes to allow us to expand our breeding program.
Guardian families get the "pick of the litter" while we retain the breeding rights for a specified period of time. After the breeding period is over, we will pay for spay or neuter and the dog will be the Guardian family's forever pet. We believe that all dogs deserve to be part of their own family and never housed outdoors.
Because we do not have a kennel based program we simply can not house all the puppies/dogs that we would like to keep as part of our breeding program. We want our dogs to have the best and in turn our customers will have a happy, healthy and well socialized puppy.
Is there a cost for a Guardian Home?
We ask that Guardian families pay between $500 & $1500 depending on the age, sex and length of contract. Guardians will be responsible for the usual cost of the daily care, annual well visits and maintenance of their pet. This includes flea/tick prevention, quality food, attend professional training classes, etc. It is a given that you would also provide the love, care and consideration that would be given any pet dog in your ownership.
Benefits to being a Guardian Family:
Your family will be receiving a pick of the litter puppy chosen by the breeder at a very low initial cost.
Spay/neutering paid for when breeding agreement is completed.
Guardian families can schedule trips during breedings/whelpings without worry or cost of kenneling their pets.
If the Guardian family decides to obtain another puppy from us, they get the second puppy at 1/2 price if pet and free if it is to be used in our breeding program under our terms.
The guardian family is given a thank you cash bonus whenever the female has to be left with us to whelp puppies. Bonus amount will be based on the number of puppies produced in each litter.
The Guardian Family becomes part of sharing the steps of breeding, watching their dog's puppies grow and being placed in loving forever homes without all the work.
Males stay with their Guardian families and are only brought to the females to breed.
What families make the “ideal” Guardian home?
You must be willing to feed premium quality food and follow basic health care, veterinarian care, such as maintaining vaccine schedules as well as take the puppy to at least one 6 week obedience training course.
The primary care giver must not have a schedule that will cause the dog to be left home alone for long periods of time on a regular basis. This is “ideal” and exceptions are made on a case by case basis.
No other intact dogs should ever be on the premises to prevent unwanted mating.
We will do a home visit and require you live within 2 hrs of our home. We ask that you bring your puppy to visit us so that she is comfortable with us during her stays while whelping and weaning her pups.
Must have a fenced in yard and own your own home. An invisible fence is suitable for males but females must have a physical fence. Again, this is “ideal” and exceptions are made on a case by case basis.
Females must be brought back to us 1 week prior to whelping date where she will remain with us until the puppies are weaned, aprox. 5 weeks. Families are encouraged to visit with prior arrangements while their dog is with us.
The puppy must be raised indoors and never left outside unattended.
When the female is in season, the Guardian family is required to contact us immediately so that arrangements can be made for breeding. We ask that Guardian families keep us updated on the puppy which would include photos every 3 months so that we may keep our website updated.
You must be willing to bring or meet us for the health testing appointments paid for by us.