What is a Guardian Home?
A Guardian Home is a permanent home for one of our breeding males or females.
Sometimes we decide to keep a special puppy back from our litters to continue our lines and program. Becoming a Guardian Home gives you the opportunity to have one of our top-quality golden retrievers as a family pet while he or she remains in our breeding program for up to 3 litters.
We believe that puppies or dogs are best served integrated into a loving family rather than kennel-raised. Dogs are social animals that adore their families and want to be with them. Dogs want to be involved in their family’s daily life and participate as beloved family members. By placing them in a home environment from a young age, we are doing our best to ensure their happiness and stability.
Our Guardian Families
Guardian homes get a top-quality Golden Retriever. You invest time, love, and cooperation. Additionally, our homes have the opportunity to receive compensation while working with your four legged family member. As a thank you for your love and care, we will pay you $500 for each litter.
The Golden Retriever Breed
This program allows us an opportunity to test, title, and retest to ensure that the very best dogs will continue in this breed.
Guardian Home must be within 3 hours of Salt Lake City
Feed premium quality food (Purina Pro Plan, Hill's Science Diet, Royal Canin)
Give a daily Cosequin supplement except when a female is pregnant
Guardian home is responsible for all non-related breeding expenses (regular vet checks, vaccinations, teeth cleaning etc), food, toys and the normal things for your pet
Guardian home must notify us right away when the female is in heat
Guardian home must make the dog available for breeder to complete health testing and any training/titling we want
The Breeding/Whelping Process
The dog will be bred after all proper health clearances and titling have been completed. We require at minimum a CGC (Canine Good Citizen) title.
Once the dog is in heat, we will get her for breeding which usually takes 1-2 weeks.
At 30 days we will take the dog in for a ultrasound to confirm pregnancy. If the dog is pregnant we will take her around 55 days to get an x-ray for puppy count. One week before whelping we will bring the dog to our home to make sure everything is going according to plan. The dog's health and safety is our number one priority. No expense will be spared for her.
Once she whelps, we will have her stay with her puppies until the weaning process is complete. At that point she will rejoin her family. While she is with us she will be treated the way you do, with so much love and tenderness.
all breeding related expenses are paid for by the breeder including her spay once she is retired from our program.
Please contact us today to be put on our waitlist for our guardian puppies or even older trained dog opportunities!