What is a Guardian Home?
Regal Doodles remains committed to keeping our breeding dogs and litters in private home settings. We will never have kennel dogs that rarely get interaction or love. In order to achieve the genetic diversity needed for a successful breeding program, Regal Doodles has found that we need to maintain more breeding dogs than we can accommodate living in our homes as our pets. Our solution was to reach out to our friends, family members and neighbors to become “guardians” to our breeding dogs. A guardian dog lives with the guardian home as their pet. We retain breeding rights to that dog for a set period of time. Once the dog’s breeding career is complete, they are altered and live the rest of their lives as the guardian home’s pet.
Can anyone become a guardian home?
Regal Doodles maintains very high standards as to who can own our dogs and how they are treated and cared for. If the guardian is not someone we know well, we have an extensive interview process. All guardian homes, including our family, sign a contract that outlines exactly what the terms of the agreement are. This protects all parties involved.
How much time will my guardian dog spend away from home?
If you house one of our males, we will only need to borrow him here and there for a day at a time. Overall, probably no more than once or twice a month for a few days. If you have a female, we would need to have her for a few hours every few days when she goes in season for progesterone testing and breeding. Generally, we will take her back a week before her puppies are due and then she would stay with us until the puppies go home.
Can I raise a litter?
Regal Doodles maintains very high standards about how our puppies are raise. We do have many families who are experienced with raising puppies and do an excellent job. With this in mind, can definitely talk about your desire to raise puppies if you have prior experience.
What types of dogs are available as guardians?
We may have Goldendoodles, Golden Retrievers, Cavalier King Charles, Cavapoos and Poodles that are looking for guardian homes.
What is the benefit to being a guardian?
Guardian homes are given the highest quality dog or “pick of the litter” for a reduced fee. Sometimes these are 8 week old puppies and sometimes they are adult dogs. Guardians who take an adult dog have the added benefit of getting a trained dog. Guardian dogs are altered and remain with the family as a pet if they do not pass health testing for breeding.
Want to apply to be a guardian?
If you are ready to apply to be a guardian home please contact us!
We are a smaller breeding program and don’t often have guardian opportunities. We recommend you also apply to Safari Doodles to be a guardian for them.
Being a guardian isn’t for you?
That is just fine! We know not everyone wants to be a guardian. It is a great option for some but not all families. If you’d rather have a puppy that is just yours, check out what we have coming up!