Guardian Home 

Every now and then, we will get a puppy that we would like to keep in our breeding program if everything clears and turns out with him or her. What that means as a breeder is we choose a first pick due to many factors of the pup to keep our breeding program going with a prime specimen.

It is really whatever 2 people agree on. The pro’s for me is that it keeps us in the loop with the dogs progress and it gives us access to pedigree’s we don’t want to lose.

We are a wife, husband team, with 3 kids, 3 dogs and a cat living under our roof. That is what we feel we can do well – feeding, vetting, exercising, etc. We just simply can’t keep all the ones we want at our house, though we wish we could!

A guardian home owner needs to live within and hour and a half from our address and be willing to meet on a semi-regular bases for doggy play dates. Our doges must know and respect each other. I would need to have your dog at our house once in a while so they know us and our home. Whether doggy daycare for a few hours or a short weekend stay – its really what we agree upon.

If it all goes well and we breed your dog – she stays with you during her pregnancy and that would come to our house to have her puppies. At 3-4 weeks, you are then welcome to come and visit. When the puppies are 5 weeks old your girl gets to go home to you and your family! A great experience for all!

The cons for you to think about are that females come in season at about 10 months and then every six months after that. It doesn’t bother most people but something for you to think about. Also, I will have her for approx. 5 weeks once she has the puppies. She will be bred around two years of age when her body is fully grown if I feel she is still a great candidate for our program.

If your dog does stay in the program, she will be bred up to 3 times, after that you will need to get her spayed and the guardian program is done and she is your forever pet. At that point, if she has more than 3 puppies, you get your purchase price of the puppy back or a puppy back. I don’t want this to be a motivating factor but it bears mentioning

At any point we don’t think she is turning out to be what we wanted, we will let you know, you will spay her, and at that point the guardian home contract is over.

Financially, you are responsible for all of her regular care, food ,vetting, daycare, kenneling , exercise etc. I am responsible for all things breeding related.

Its not for everyone but if you are interested let me know on your application and we’ll chat!