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 Guardian Homes

Occasionally we do offer some of our breeding dogs to guardian homes. A dog that is placed in a guardian home is a pick of the litter dog. We will pay for all the the dog's health testing and other costs related to breeding. We require that the dog has 4 litters with us if female and breeding until 8 years of age for males. Then we will cover the cost of spaying or neutering him or her for you. A female would come to our house 7 days before her due date and would remain at our house for 8 weeks after the puppies are born. A male would only need to be made available when a female was in heat. 

Benefits of guardian homes:

-You receive a pick of the litter puppy for less then what you would pay if you bought as a pet home. For a puppy it will be $1200 deposit, price may vary if it is an adult dog placed in a home.
-Instead of us disrupting this dogs family life once they are done breeding they get to remain in the family they have always known.
-We offer $200.00 for each litter to the guardian home of a female and $100.00 for each litter to the guardian home of a male. The amount is more for the female because she needs to eat more during her pregnancy. On top of that we will pay back the initial fee you paid evenly split over 4 litters for females and 6 litters for males.

- We pay for spay/neuter when the dog is done breeding or if we decide for whatever reason to not use the dog in our breeding program.

In order to qualify for a guardian home:

-We require you to live within 2 hours of our home for a female and 1 hour for a male
-You need to be willing to maintain regular veterinarian schedule
-You need to keep the dog out of contact with intact dogs of the opposite sex
-You need to have a safe yard for the dog to play in

-You need to maintain a healthy food regimen and have our dogs on NuVet vitamins (which I recommend for all families with dogs).
-You need to make the dog available during her heat cycle if female, or when we have a female coming into heat for a male.
-If something should happen to the dog due to your negligence before ownership is transferred, you will be required to cover the replacement cost of the dog in the amount of at least $3000 depending on the Guardian Dog. This would not even begin to cover the actual replacement cost of one of our breeding dogs. We just want to ensure that families are taking good care of our dogs.