Becoming a Guardian Home is an excellent, low cost way to get a quality puppy as a family pet. A Guardian Home is a responsible person/family that takes a potential breeding puppy at a low cost, and provides a forever home, however the dog will be returned to us approximately once a year to provide us with a litter of puppies or in the case of a male dog, stud services as required. With a female dog, we sign a contract with you that specifies how many times the dog will be having litters... usually 2-3 (which translates to about 6-8 weeks here with us per breeding). The dog will usually have her first litter around 18 months of age (sometimes 2 years). Male dogs may be kept in service for up to 5 years, we require them for several hours for breeding purposes (we breed most males to 3-6 females a year and we generally breed a female 2-3 times per heat cycle). We will need the dog on very specific days as we have a small breeding window. We will require the dog for a period of several hours for each breeding and then the dog will be returned to you. Once the dog is retired from their breeding career, they will be neutered or spayed (we pay) and the dog will remain your pet... we sign full ownership over to you.
We sign a contract with you that specifies how many times the dog will be having litters and outlines the responsibilities of both parties. The Guardian Home raises, trains, loves and cares for the puppy as their own (you are responsible for routine dog training and care). We will health test the puppy and if it turns out to be a quality dog, they will enter our breeding program. We require that the guardian home have a yard with a fence. Another dog is fine as long as it is not an intact male (females only). The guardian home must be within an hour of Ottawa.