We now offer a program to qualified and approved homes only. These homes must be within two hours driving radius of our home, zip-code 22980.
What is a Guardian home
We do not believe that puppies or dogs are best served by being raised in a Kennel .By placing them in a guardian home environment that will be their forever home from the time they are puppies, or by placing young adult dogs, we are doing our best to ensure their happiness and the best start in life. We never have to kennel a dog when a guardian home is found and utilized.
A guardian home is a local family with in 2 hours driving distance who is a forever home for one of our dogs in our breeding program. Guardian homes allow our breeding dogs to live with the families and not in a kennel as our breeding program continues to grow. Our breeding program is designed around our ability to utilize Guardian Homes for our breeding dogs.
This is a great opportunity for a person or family to enjoy a "pick of the litter" puppy/dog that is considered for breeding by the breeder. These dogs are usually the best of the best. A great dog at a great price. There is a deposit ($500) to ensure commitment by the GH and usually reimbursed over time of the breeding career. The puppy/dog remains the property of the breeder until the end of the breeding career and then the Guardian Home's forever after. Typically by the age of 6 years, the dog then becomes part of the forever home. Age does vary depending on the dog.
It does take a commitment and a willingness to be flexible for the needs of the breeder, but I believe it is well worth it to receive what is typically a "cream of the crop" puppy or dog. Of course, there are requirements set forth in a contract that must be followed for obvious reason. The value of one of these dogs can be up t0 $20,000. Hence, the need for the breeder to find the right homes is very important.
WHAT I PROVIDE AS THE BREEDER
I provide vet care for all things to do with breeding. Shots, health testing, and spay/neuter after they retire.I do not pay for sickness, or other vet visits not concerning breeding. The dog will be with me in my house during breeding, ( around day 10 of heat) go back home for pregnancy then return to me 2 weeks prior to delivery until weaning. This is about 7-8 weeks. The rest of the time the dog stays with you. During vacation if the dog doesn’t go with you they will stay with the breeder so dog will know myself as well and be comfortable. After contract is fulfilled I the breeder will spay/neuter the dog for you then the dog is yours to keep. You the owner will provide a good dog food approved by me. If the dog doesn’t pass it’s health testing you still get to keep you dog. Deposits for a guardian dog is $500. Which you will receive back over time. Unless the dog isn’t suitable for my breeding program. Then the deposit is not returned.
What you provide as the guardian home.
You will provide a approved dog food, flea/tick medicine ( Front line) is what I use on my dogs, this doesn’t hurt the puppies. Heart worm medication. All must be approved by myself. Appropriate training, create training, basic manors, leash walking, will take to obedience training if need be and socialization. While we co-own the dog you will agree to keep dog at a healthy weight, feed no human food. I as co-owner will be involved with all decisions regarding care and treatment of dog. GH will keep in contact monthly on updates and how dog is doing.