WHAT IS THE GUARDIAN DOG PROGRAM?
After a lot of thought and research I have decided to pilot my guardian dog program. I have been wanting to expand my breeding program but I do NOT ever want our poodless to be raised in a kennel. I also want to make sure my poodles each get all the love and attention that they deserve.
THE BASICS OF THE GUARDIAN PROGRAM
In order for me to give my poodles the best possible home, it is important for me to limit how many poodles I keep at home. To be a good breeder of quality poodles however, I need to keep, evaluate, and add quality bloodlines to my breeding program. I would like to keep a couple of our pick puppies to monitor their growth and development. Some will eventually fit into my breeding program. I prefer to place these pick puppies in guardian homes. A poodle needs to be a part of the family to develop their full potential. That is why I am starting this guardian dog program.
I am giving the dog to the guardian family to raise and love and keep as a member of their family. This program allows local families an opportunity to own one of the best Poodles available without paying for it. The family must be approved as guardian parents and agree to abide by our contract of care.
If I decide to use the dog in my breeding program the dog will return to our home to whelp the puppies and stay with me until the puppies go to their new homes at 10 weeks of age.
The guardian home program is an excellent deal for the dog, it's a good deal for the guardian parents, and it's a good deal for producing an exceptional Poodle Breeding program. It's one of those "win - win" situations for everyone involved. The family receives a quality, top pick dog for their forever pet. I am able to improve the breed by using only the best for bettering the breed.
GUARDIAN HOMES MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING
Have their own car to transport the dog
Prior experience dog ownership is a must or show willingness to learn.
Be willing to crate and house train the puppy. Must show proof of obedience training. The dog passing K-9 Good Citizenship would be an example of this.
Must enroll the puppy in agility or similar and compete in local events
Afford to provide required high quality food of my choice, as well as regular vet checks and vaccines.
Be able to afford regular care and grooming
Be prepared to have their own vet listed as a reference
Must have a fenced backyard to contain the puppy, or willing to walk daily
Be available to drive dog to and from our home for breeding and whelping
Keep us updated on the dog’s progress via email
Be willing to socialize the puppy by taking it everywhere possible and showing her life in general.
Live within easy driving distance to Chico, California
This is just a brief overview of the program. If you feel you meet the above criteria and would like to be considered for our guardian program, please fill out the application on the contact page and I will contact you so we may speak further.