We utilize guardian families in our breeding program. A guardian family is a family who agrees to take one of our puppies that we have specially picked for our breeding program. The puppy lives with the family as their pet, but is raised under our guidelines. At the appropriate age, our guardian family takes the puppy for all the genetic testing that our dogs undergo prior to breeding. Once the puppy passes all its testing and attains adulthood, our guardian families are responsible for bringing the dog to us for breeding, to the vet for ultrasounds and check ups, and then back to us several days prior to the dog’s due date for whelping (birthing).
Our guardian family participates/assists in the whelping. The puppies remain with us until we are confident all puppies are nursing well and thriving. The guardian family takes the puppies and mama back to their home and, under our strict guidance, cares for the puppies and the mom. Our guardian families take weekly photos, videos a few times each week, and are in contact with us daily. Guardian families bring the puppies and mom to our home and participate in our 6 week meet-n-greet, accompany us to the vet for the 6 week vet check up, and assist in puppy pick ups. Our guardians are an integral part of our breeding program and we would not be able to operate our breeding program without them.