- We believe there are a lot of people in the world that make absolutely great pet owners, and a $2500 pet is not a priority for them. Becoming a guardian is the perfect solution. We place some of our dogs in guardian homes and, in exchange for a reduced price, we may breed a couple litters. Guardian families appreciate having a quality pet live in their home and the fact that we occasionally take a litter is of no concern to them.
- Many of these dogs are AKC Champions that are retired from showing, and have minimal coat maintenance (puppy cut!)
- The Guardian pays less than the regular price. They agree that the dog will live as their companion pet.
How it Works
- The dog lives with his/her guardian as a lifelong companion pet.
- Females: She comes here, gets bred and then goes home again for approximately 8 weeks. She then comes back 7-10 days before her due date, and stays to whelp and raise the puppies. When she weans the pups she goes back to the Guardian home. The most we breed a girl is two or three litters.
- Males: We only need access to the dog for breeding (1-2 week intervals).
- When the dog retires from breeding the guardian is required to spay/neuter the dog and provide a letter from their Vet confirming the spay was complete. We then sign the AKC ownership papers and the guardian becomes the owner of the dog.
Responsibilities of a Guardian
- A guardian has the responsibilities of caring for and loving a Yorkie.
- Guardians must to live within 50 miles from us.
- A guardian agrees to feed a good quality food and supplements that we recommend.
- A guardian is required to keep the dogs current on rabies, and heartworm as recommended by their vet. A guardian agrees that no other vaccinations are given during the guardianship (NO annual "boosters"); and no vaccines - including rabies - are given once a dog comes in season.
- If at any time something changes in a guardian home and they are no longer able to keep a dog, there is no problem with them returning the dog back to us.
- Guardians are required to let us know when a female comes in season (even if we do not plan on breeding). She comes here, gets bred and then goes home again for approximately 8 weeks. She then comes back 7-10 days before her due date, and stays to whelp and raise the puppies. When she weans the pups she goes back to the Guardian home.
- The most we breed a guardian dog is two or three litters.
Please contact us FIRST if being a guardian is something you would like to explore. We will have you fill out an application afterward.
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