Our Guardian Program

What is it?

This allows us a breeders to place our breeding dogs, usually as puppies, in their permanent, loving, forever homes. We do not believe puppies/dogs should be placed in a kennel style environment and wish to give them the best life possible. We can only house so many in our personal home as pets and once retired they remain with us, so we have started this program to give any future breeding dogs the same loving care. Guardian homes act as “foster homes” until the terms of agreement are satisfied and then full ownership will be transferred to the guardian.

What is the benefit to you?

You will receive a “pick of the litter” puppy, top breeding quality, possibly with a financial benefit, pending the terms of our agreement.

You will help give this dog the best life possible.

You could receive a pet puppy from the last litter in lieu of financial benefits if you choose, per our written agreement.

What is the benefit to me?

My puppy will be in a permanent, forever home, getting the attention and living environment conducive to creating an exceptional pet and allowing us to continue our breeding program.

What is the sacrifice for you?

We technically own your puppy until the terms of agreement have been met (typically after 3 breedings for females {each litter must contain at least 6 puppies to be considered a full litter} and 5 years for males). Once the terms are met, we will spay/neuter at our expense and transfer full ownership to you.

Your female dog will come live with us at one week before her due date and until the puppies are weened at about 6 weeks (but will live with you during her pregnancy). We will allow visits that are scheduled and agreed upon. Males will not need to leave you for extended periods.

You must be available for us to take your dog for breeding related testing (scheduled in advance) and breeding (not much notice here!). And for females you will have to endure a few heat cycles and keep her away from male dogs during this time (and maybe female dogs if she is a bit hormonal).

What is the sacrifice for us?

I have to trust you with my breeding dog so we have to be sure we are a great match for each other.

We pay for all breeding related expenses (health testing, breeding, and medical care) and make all arrangements, including travel.

Requirements:

-You have to have great communication with me and allow me to see my dog when I deem necessary through the duration of the contract.
-Live within 2-3 hours of Albany, GA, but ideally much closer.
-Own your home and have a fully fenced back yard.
-Notify me immediately when your female dog comes in heat.
-Routine vet care (we pay for breeding related expenses, but you are responsible for routine care) and a diet approved by us.
-Ensure your puppy is well socialized and attend puppy obedience classes.
-Ensure your female isn’t around intact males during her cycle. For males, ensure he never breeds to a female, unless it’s an approved breeding/timing by us.
-Use an approved groomer and keep up the “doodle” look, especially near times that I need photos.
-If you need to relocate outside of our 2-3 hour area, you must let us know as soon as possible so we can make fair arrangements, on a case by case basis and according to our written agreement.

If you are interested, please contact us.

There will be one female placement available from our upcoming September 2016 litter.