What Is the Guardian Dog Program?
After a lot of thought and research we have decided to pilot our guardian dog program. We have been wanting to expand our breeding program but we do NOT ever want our dogs to be raised in a kennel. We also want to make sure our dogs each get all the love and attention that they deserve.
The Basics of the Guardian Program
In order for us to give our dogs the best possible home, it is important for us to limit how many dogs we keep at our home. To be a good breeder of quality dogs, however, we need to keep, evaluate, and add quality bloodlines to our breeding program. We would like to keep a few of our pick puppies to monitor their growth and development. Some will eventually fit into our breeding program. We 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 we are starting our guardian dog program.
We are 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 we decide to use the dog in our breeding program the dog will return to our home to whelp the puppies and stay with us until the puppies go to their new homes at 8 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. And the reason we instigated our guardian program, the dog lives in a home as a spoiled pet and gets lots of attention.
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.
Afford to provide required high quality food, as well as regular vet checks and vaccines.
Be prepared to have their own vet listed as a reference
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 Evergreen Park, IL.
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 guardian home application and I will contact you via phone so we may speak further.
Meet Lady Liberty, She is 3 months old and a bouncing ball of happiness. She adores people and is quick to learn. We expect her to be around 12lbs and 13” full grown. We are working on potty training and basic obedience but because of her age she still has a ways to go ;-) She is available to go to her new home now. If you are interested in her please fill out a guardian application and I will get back to you.