It is critical to us that ALL of our dogs are a part of our family. Unfortunately, we are unable to keep all of the dogs we will be using for breeding in our home. That is where you come in! Occasionally, we would like to add a puppy to our program as a potential future mom or dad. A guardian family is carefully selected to raise on of our future breeding dogs. Our goal is to place the puppy with their forever family as young as possible, and we will be the puppy's "home away from home" and second family. My number one priority for our breeding dogs is that they are first and foremost a cherished part of a family. (Of course health and temperament are also important - but for the dog - a loving family life is our number one goal!)
Here are a few of the main things that we expect from our guardians:
Special considerations for female dog guardian homes: When your female comes in heat, we will keep her here at our home for a few days for the breeding process. She will also stay here for the duration of whelping her litter. Litters will be whelped and raised in our home, no exceptions. Our guardians are always welcome to visit a any point during this time. Guardians must familiarize themselves with heat cycles and be able to detect this in their female and keep her away from all intact males during that time. Females retire around the ages of 4-5, are spayed at our expense. She will continue to live the rest of her life with her guardian family.
Special considerations for owning a male dog: When needed for breeding, males will stay with us for up to a week at a time. Males must be kept away from all intact females AT ALL TIMES. Failure to abide by this rule will result in immediate removal of the dog. Our males retire around the ages of 5-6, are neutered and will then live out the rest of their lives with their family.
We have guardian opportunities for Bernedoodles, Standard Poodles & Bernese Mountain Dogs. Please contact us for more information.