On occasion we retain a puppy from a breeding to keep as a future breeder but we place these dogs in homes with a family for free. We retain breeding rights on these dogs and you get a quality family pet. Our breeding dogs live in our home and are very much a part of our lives and although they have a particular job to do, first and foremost, they need a loving home and family to be part of. We will not become a kennel type breeder. Kenneled breeding dogs, once retired, are often rehomed to a pet home half way through it’s life, and often have difficulty adjusting to a family as they have not been properly socialized. Guardian homes allow the breeding dog to be placed with their forever family from the beginning and then they never need to be rehomed once their breeding career is over. We pay for all health testing for the dog prior to breeding. When we have a female dog to place, she will come to our house 5-6 times from the time she is 1.5 to 6 yrs of age. She will stay for approx. 6 weeks to whelp and wean her puppies. After she is done with her breeding career we pay to spay her and she’s yours forever. When we have a male dog to place, we just need access to the boy whenever he is needed for a ‘date’ with one of his ‘girlfriends’. When his breeding career is over, we pay to neuter him at the end of his breeding time. Our male guardian dogs have a longer breeding career than females but are only needed for a few hours to a few days at a time depending on your location to the female he is breeding. We pay to de-sex the dog when the breeding career is over. The cost of the dog is ’free’, for the guardian family.
Guardian homes are responsible for everything else: yearly vaccinations, vet bills, monthly Frontline and Heartgard or Stronghold(I ask that my guardian dogs are only on those forms of preventatives), grooming, obedience classes, just as you would a dog you purchased, as this is your dog, but we retain breeding rights. We do ask that female dogs come stay with us for a day every couple months so she’s familiar with us and is content and not stressed during her time with us whelping puppies. We want her to be familiar with us and our children and other dogs. We would like a similar schedule with our males so they’re familiar with us and their ‘girlfriends’.
Requirements for Guardian Homes:
- A fenced yard
- A ‘stay at home parent’ or one who works only part time.
- Willing to take obedience classes.
- Live less than an hour of our location.
- Can provide routine professional grooming.
- Flexibility when we need access to the dog for ‘dates’.
- Agree not to breed this dog.
- Provide an approved excellent high premium diet: Earthborn, Acana, Fromm’s, Orijen, etc.