Would You Like to Be a Guardian Home for our Breeders?
Becoming a guardian home for one of our breeding dogs can be an excellent way to have a top-quality dog as your family pet. Here at Beach Doodles, we do not believe in the long term kenneling of our dogs (or any dog for that matter). Dogs raised and kept in kennels often do not get the proper socialization and stimulation that is needed for them to become well balanced, happy animals. Therefore, we like to place our upcoming breeding dogs in their forever homes as puppies with suitable families, while we retain legal ownership and breeding rights of that dog for a specified period of time.
What this means is that the dog lives with you as your family dog. You pay for all of the dog’s regular health maintenance (annual exams and vaccinations), food, grooming and other expenses. We pay for the genetic health testing required for our breeding dogs in addition to all breeding expenses. Some of these expenses include hip and elbow films, annual or semi-annual eye checks, screening for multiple genetic illnesses, and various other tests associated with the breeding process such as semen analysis, progesterone levels, etc. Once the dog has passed its initial health testing (prior to 18 months), and he or she becomes sexually mature he or she comes back to Beach Doodles, as needed, for relatively short periods of time for breeding and/or whelping. When the dog completes his or her breeding obligations, you are given permission to neuter or spay the dog, at your own expense, providing proof to Beach Doodles that this has been completed, and the dog comes home to enjoy the wonderful life you have provided for him or her since puppyhood, legal ownership being transferred to you. Males are typically retained as sires for a longer period of time than breeding females, but they do not need to leave their families for extended periods of time. Females in guardian homes may have up to six litters (minimum of four) prior to being spayed, so their breeding career is often shorter than that of males, but they have to leave their family for longer periods of time.
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