What is a guardian home exactly?
A guardian home is a home where one of our future show prospect puppies goes to live with a guardian family instead of staying exclusively here at Fireside.
How a guardian home would work:
A guardian home is a precious resource for breeders who want their program dogs to live in homes that can really spend lots of quality time with them. You would be receiving a top pick of the litter puppy for no upfront cost, you would be responsible for day to day care of the dog (food, grooming, vet appointments, etc). All paperwork (AKC/UKC) would have the puppy registered to Fireside until the dog is either spayed or neutered, then sole ownership would be transferred to the guardian family. We at Fireside will be responsible for the cost of showing the dog, health testing when it comes time, and the cost of breeding and raising of any puppies. If you have a female from us we would also cover the cost of the spay after the dog is retired from our breeding program at our vet, and the neuter of the male when being retired as well.
What are the requirements to become a Fireside guardian home?
You must have no other intact dogs of the other sex in your home. You must be able to keep a female safe from unwanted males. (You must keep intact males away from unwanted females.) You must be willing to allow us to show the puppy at least until the dog earns their championship or grand championship title. You must live within a 4 hour radius of the Denver Metro Area to facilitate access to the dog for shows and such. Maintain good coat care, especially until the required show titles are earned. If you have a female puppy from us the female would come here to be bred, whelp, and raise her puppies before she would then come back home to you. Females would not have more than 3 litters with us before being spayed and retired from our program. If you have a male from us you must be available to bring the dog to us for breeding to select females or to the vet of our choosing to be collected.