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Guardian Homes

Guardian Homes for Dogs

Guardian homes help us ensure that our breeding dogs enjoy a high quality of life, living as cherished family pets. These homes provide the one-on-one attention, love, and socialization that every dog deserves. Meanwhile, we maintain the breeding rights for these dogs, ensuring we can continue our responsible and ethical breeding program. This partnership makes it a win-win situation for everyone involved, especially the dogs who get to live happy, fulfilling lives.

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Being a Guardian Home for One of Our Dogs

We place our future breeding dogs in Guardian Homes as puppies. Becoming a guardian home is a rewarding experience for you and the dog. You get a top-quality pup to call your own while helping us ensure they grow up in a loving, healthy environment. This isn’t just a pet arrangement — it’s a partnership. You provide a caring home, and we cover all breeding-related vet costs. Once the breeding career is completed, your furry friend stays with you for good. It’s a win-win!

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Roles and Responsibilities

The dog lives with you permanently as a family pet. You’ll cover all the routine expenses like food, general veterinary care, grooming, and obedience training. We’ll take care of the specialized vet costs related to breeding, including hip and elbow films, eye checks, and genetic illness screening.

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Breeding Details

Once the dog passes its initial health tests and becomes sexually mature, it returns to us for short breeding or whelping periods. Males generally have longer breeding careers but no away times. While females have a shorter breeding career, having only 2 – 3 litters, they have longer away times.

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What Guardians Need to Know

Guardian families have specific responsibilities. For female dogs, you’ll need to manage heat cycles and protect her from unwanted male attention. For male dogs, you may deal with some “macho” behavior, and you must ensure that he only mates with approved females chosen by us.

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