Our Puppy Application Process
Our first priority is that our puppies live full and happy lives in a home with people who love them. We try our best to place puppies only in the most loving and responsible of homes and this inquiry form helps us in that process. Our puppies will always come back to us if they need to be re-homed- or to homes that we have approved who are willing to sign and honor our puppy care contract.
We strongly encourage obedience training for all of our dogs. Alapaha Bulldogs are a working breed and are happiest when they have a 'job' to do with/for their owners.
1. Your name, your name on Facebook, and any Alapaha Bulldog Club affiliation.
2. Have you ever owned an Alapaha Bulldog before? If so from who did you purchase your Alapaha Bulldog and when? tell us about him or her. How many years have you owned Alapaha Bulldogs?
3. Do you have any other dogs and if so, what breeds and ages, neutered or spayed or if not, why not.
4. Why do you want an Alapaha Bulldog? Do you want a puppy with show / breed potential or do you want strictly a companion dog?
5. What are your goals and expectations for the puppy whether it be for show potential or as a pet? Also, do you feel financially prepared for the care of a Alapaha Bulldog?
6. If you are looking for a puppy that you could show, what experience, if any, have you had with dog showing? Do you enjoy owner- handling or do you use a professional handler? Describe any past experiences you have had with dog showing and your future plans.
7. Where would the puppy spend his or her time days/nights? Inside or outside?
8. Is someone home during the day at your house? Please describe the living situation for the puppy. How many hours daily would the dog be left alone? If no one is at home during the days would you plan for someone to come into your home to let the puppy in and out during the potty training stage? (A Doggy daycare if run properly, can be an excellent choice for working new puppy parents as well.)
9. Is there a particular sex and/or color of puppy preferred?
10. Do you agree to not breed our Alapaha with any non- pure bred alapaha?
11. Do you have any specific questions or comments ? We will email or call you after receipt of this application. Please be patient, a new litter of puppies absolutely consumes our time for the first few weeks and time for telephoning is scarce. But we will get to you
Please copy and paste the questions into an email , answer the questions and email to
A Guardian home is a permanent home for one of our breeding girls or boys. As ALL our dogs are family members it is necessary to have Guardian homes to allow us to expand our breeding program.
Guardian families get the “pick of the litter” while we retain the breeding rights for a specified period of time. After the breeding period is over, we will pay for spay or neuter and the dog will be the Guardian family’s forever pet. We believe that all dogs deserve to be part of their own family and never housed outdoors. We believe that Guardian homes are the Future of Responsible breeding. Creating a partnership between the Guardian and the family.
So how does it Work?
There is a contract relationship entered into by both Guardian and Breeder. This is an opportunity for the Guardian to accept a puppy and after learning the intricacies of responsible breeding so that they may start their own breeding program if they wish with a new pup.
Breeder will train basic commands and provide pick of the litter pup to the guardian. Breeder pays all fees associated with breeding ( genetic health testing, pre-breeding tests, dietary changes, vet visits when pregnant etc, etc). This includes spay or neuter upon completion of the contract. AT which time registration papers are transferred over to guardian.
What are the responsibilities of a guardian home?
Guardian will continue with training of Guardian pup and following the passed CGC test at 13 months old. Guardian will provide ongoing socialization and routine veterinary care as well as a safe and loving environment for their companion for his/her entire life. We do require our families to have a fenced yard and maintain insurance. We ask for monthly pictures and for female guardian to come visit us a minimum of twice a year to maintain a relationship and feel comfortable in out home/enviornment. Even the best trained dog can eat something they should not or get spooked and dart away. We feel this is a safety net for the guardian and us. If Life happens and Guardian is unable to care for their dogs (routine vet visit, vaccinations, dental, grooming)
we ask the dog come home to us. We do also offer a buy out option in the event of a job transfer or similar circumstances arise.
What happens when its time for breeding and whelping of my companion and what are the breeder responsibilities?
Companion/ guardian dog will come to stay with Breeder for boarding and/or grooming if necessary at no cost to the Guardian home. We breed our females a maximum of 4 litters or 5 years of age. Males are until they are a maximum of 7 years. For a female guardian the Breeding will take place at MTA. We ask that the Guardian family bring the girl to us. For a male we will bring the female in season to their guardians home. Guardian females will return to their home following the ” honeymoon” where they will stay until 2 weeks prior to whelping. Female guardians will return to Breeder from nesting period of pregnancy through the Weaning period. Unless otherwise arranged. We are set up for the whelping and puppy enrichment process and have the experience we do not have our guardians whelp or rear our litters. Many of our families take this opportunity to go on a vacation. They are also encouraged to visit and to be present if they wish to learn during the whelping and rearing of puppies. Breeder provides guardians of females information on health and Nutrition during pregnancy and post weaning. WE will cover food costs during pregnancy until pups are weaned. Finally Because of how we run our guardian program and the travel involved we prefer our families to live a maximum of 2 or 3 hours of Castalian Springs, TN.
As you can see this program is NOT for everyone and it is NOT a ” get a free dog ” program. If you think you are a potential Guardian home please submit an application ( found on the obtain a pup page- mention guardian home) so that we may begin the process ( background checks, home visits , reference checks etc). We look forward to hearing from you and answering any further questions you may have.
Becoming a guardian Home is an investment of Heart and Time on the part of the handler/guardian. Being part of our breeding program means we retain breeding rights during the period of our contract. It is not to be entered into lightly as it is an arrangement that is not for everyone.
We believe the guardian home is future of breeding quality companions in a safe and happy family life. Encouraging the relationship between responsible pet ownership and reputable breeding practices of purposefully bred dog.
We are currently in need of Guardian Homes for the following: Mya
If interested in becoming a guardian please indicate on your completed application .
Local Trousdale or surrounding county preferred.
Co-owns are available at a discounted price with shared breeding rights.
Pet quality pups do not qualify for guardian homes or co-owns.