GUARDIAN HOME PROGRAM
Here at Dawn Dee Doodles we strive to provide only the best for our adult breeding dogs who serve as loving members of our family. To ensure we are able to give these dogs the best possible home life while being able to expand and produce the best possible puppies, we like to limit the number of dogs we have living in our home. We are now offering a guardian program where qualified families will receive a top-quality puppy/dog for free while we retain the breeding rights.
Our Guardian families are expected to properly care for their new puppy/dog physically and financially. We will cover all costs associated to breeding and care for/own all litters produced by guardian family dogs. Basically, you will get an adorable dog to add to your family for a very low cost, and we get to use him/her in our breeding program. Pretty simple! Guardian dogs will remain your forever family pet but will come to us every so often to sire/whelp their litters.
*Guardian families must have*
-A fenced yard
-Previous experience with owning a dog or have adequate knowledge on caring for a dog
-Ownership of the home within the City of Prince George, British Columbia Canada provided for the puppy/dog
*Guardian families must be able to*
-Provide a puppy/dog with proper health care, nutrition, and exercise. Supply the daily NuVet Plus® immune system builder supplement. Approved by breeder vaccinations, feeding a high-quality dog food approved by the breeder, grooming (including professional grooming as maintenance) heartworm/worming prevention, flea/tick prevention, training, regular exercise and socialization and most importantly all the love and attention!
-Understand and be willing to assume the additional responsibilities involved in caring for an intact dog.
-Be home during most days so that the dog does not spend long periods of time alone, or the dog must attend an approved daycare facility.
-Provide a home for the puppy/dog that is indoor among the Guardian family (not being left out all day unsupervised or sleeping outside).
-Not ever be unattended while not in a fenced area.
-You must be willing to maintain open communication with Dawn Dee Doodles and allow us to have regular contact with the dog.
-Return to the puppy/dog to us as needed for health testing, breeding, and whelping.
-Abide by appropriate age-related exercise guidelines outlined by Jane of Puppy Culture. Available on Amazon in Kindle version.
Owning a female guardian dog:
Guardian homes of females will communicate every heat cycle.After the first cycle, the breeder will inform the Guardian home when they are to start checking for signs of the next heat because knowledge of DAY ONE is crucial for breeding. At the breeder’s request, the female will then be required for mating’s on specific days.Keeping the female for the duration is always offered or returning the female after each mating to the Guardian home to rest is recommended.After breeding is complete the female will remain in the Guardians home up to one week prior to whelping. Once one week out from whelping, the female will be brought to the Breeder’s house for 7 weeks before returning back to the Guardian home. The Breeder will supply extra food required for the females increase of appetite. The Guardian family is welcome to come for visits during the time of the females nursing stay after at least two weeks from puppies’ date of whelp. Breeder has the right to breed the female up to a maximum of 5 litters. After this she will be spayed at breeders’ expense and ownership is fully transferred to the Guardian Family (usually at about 5 years of age). This will relinquish all of the Guardianship requirements and then the Guardian dog will forever live with its Guardian family as a family pet.
Owning a male guardian dog:
Males return to us whenever their services are required and may stay with us for their service duration. Guardians must understand the temperament of an intact male offering a safe situation at all times. The male must be keep away from intact females in heat and away for other males that could potentially arouse in negative conflict. Males typically retire at about 6-7 years of age. When they retire from breeding, they are neutered at our expense and ownership is fully transferred to the Guardian Home. This will relinquish all of the Guardianship requirements and then the Guardian dog will forever live with its Guardian family as a pet.
-For Doodles: We ask that you let the puppy’s coat grow out until around 6-10 months, although you may groom and trim the dog’s coat around the face and base of tail. Brushing and bathing should be done regularly.
-For Standard Poodles: Hair should be trimmed as needed in a maintainable poodle trim with hair away from eyes.
-For Bernese Mountain Dogs and Australian Shepherd: Brushing and bathing should be done regularly. NO SHAVING!
-We will require to pick up the puppy/dog throughout various stages in its life to get photos taken to display on our website/social media channels. Out of this you will likely get a free groom at our expense.
-Guardian dogs are to be kept on a healthy diet at all times including feeding our chosen food brand. Absolutely no over feeding causing overweight issues.
-Guardian families are required to take their puppy/dog to the vet for its annual vaccines and whenever else needed (aside from breeding related visits).
-Guardian dogs will keep their given name although you may choose your own call name for them if you like.
-Guardian dogs will be kept at an age appropriate fitness level outlined by Jane of Puppy Culture. This education link will be gifted to you at the breeder’s expense.
We will be looking for guardian homes!
If you are interested in becoming a part of our guardian program please fill out an application.