What is a Guardian home?
Because I often want to keep certain lines, but don’t have the space to keep all the pups with me, I will place them in their forever homes but retain the breeding rights. You will raise and train the pup in your home. I pay all vet costs associated with breeding, and you will pay all those associated with standard dog ownership. Once the pup has reached breeding age, I will determine if they are of breeding quality. If they are not, they will need to be spayed/neutered once fully mature. If they are of breeding quality, things after that are a little different depending on if the Guardian home is for male or female.
If you receive a female guardian puppy things are pretty simple for the first year and and a half. We get together a couple times a year to make sure that your pup remembers me and continues to be comfortable around me. Once she reaches breeding age and is determined to be of breeding quality, I will set up a breeding for her next heat cycle. When she comes into heat she comes to my home for 10-14 day (at most-could be less) to do the breeding. Once bred, she will come back home to you until she is around 50-55 days into her pregnancy. At that time, she would come to my home for whelping (giving birth) and will stay until pups are weaned(4-5 weeks). During this time, her family is welcome and encouraged to be an active part of this process. After her final litter (typically her 3rd), she will need to be spayed and then I will sign over her paperwork. She would then live out her life with you as your family pet. There are perks to being part of this program that I don't advertise, but would discuss with interested applicants.
If you receive a male guardian puppy, things are a little more simple. Basically, you just need to make sure your pup is available for stud service when needed. Once he is retired from breeding, he will need to be neutered and then I will sign over his registration. He will then continue to live his best life with you as your family pet. Again, there are perks to being part of the program that I don't necessarily advertise because I want people to want to be part of the program for the right reasons.
If you have any questions, please feel free to send me a message (website, facebook, or text) and I would be more than happy to discuss with you! Thank you for your interest!
**I think that the one thing I want to make most clear is that this program was set up with the well-being of my guardian home pups as my first priority. It is designed to make sure that they remain comfortable during the entire process. I am looking for an individual, couple, or family that views this program as an amazing experience and an awesome journey that they get to be part of. I understand that this sort of arrangement isn't for everybody and most certainly not for anybody that views this program as a "burden".