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. 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. 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 our 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: Porsche/ Luca
If interested in becoming a guardian please indicate on your completed application .
Local Trousdale or surrounding county preferred.