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Guardian Home Program

Join our extended family!

Here at A Breed Above we believe every dog deserves a loving, forever family.  We want each of our dogs to be able to live indoors getting all the love and attention as possible.  Because of this we have decided to grow our family and program by adding Guardian Homes. 

Becoming a Guardian Home gives you the opportunity to have one of our puppies or adults as a family pet while he or she remains in our program for up to 4 litters or the age of 5 for females & up to the age of 6 for males. A Breed Above will retain ALL rights to the dog until s/he retires from our program.  We reserve the right to cancel our guardianship program at any time if we deem it necessary. Once retired, he/she will be spayed/neutered at our expense and will get to "retire" with his or her family.

If you are a guardian home you will be compensated per litter....

For females: You will be paid $200/puppy or $600/litter (whichever is more). You will be paid once the litter has gone home.  You are welcome to schedule a time to visit her and the puppies while she is with us. 

For males: You will be paid $400/litter once that litter has gone home. 

As a Guardian Home you will be required to pay for the everyday expenses of owning a dog including annual exams, vaccines, food, etc. We will pay for all breeding related costs including health testing, progesterone testing, breeding related x-rays/ultrasounds, etc.

Becoming a Guardian Home is not for everyone. You MUST be willing and able to follow these requirements:

  • Have previous experience with dogs.

  • Be willing to teach basic commands such as sit, stay, lay-down, no, and leave it.

  • Be willing to socialize the dog with kids and other dogs

  • He/she must be an indoor pet and never left unattended outside.

  • Feed a premium, quality food.

  • All other dogs in the home MUST be fixed if they are the opposite sex.

  • Provide regular exercise.

  • Willing to let us, the breeder, visit your home.

  • Contact Breeder immediately in the event of a serious illness or accident.

  • Send a copy of all vet visits to Breeder.

  • Must not allow he/she to mate with any unapproved dogs.

  • Provide veterinary care when needed.

  • If you are a guardian for a female dog, you must be willing to drop her off for 1-2 weeks while she is bred. Then drop her back off 1 week prior to her whelping date. She will stay with us until the puppies are weaned.

  • If you are a guardian for a male dog, you must be willing to drop him off for 3-5 days for breeding unless arrangements are made ahead of time for us to pick him up. (Sometimes we are able to come to you for a breeding so you must be able to meet with us).

  • Be able to communicate with us, the breeder, about scheduling testing, mating, whelping, and anything else breeding related.

If you are interested in becoming a Guardian Home for one of our dogs please fill out the Guardian Home application. We look forward to hearing from you!

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