~GUARDIAN HOME PROGRAM INFO~
Thank you for your interest in our GHP. You will most likely have questions after reading this description, if you are still interested and you think that you qualify for our program please let me know what questions you have and I’d be happy to chat with you. When we do chat, I’ll go into more detail about things so that you fully understand.
We ask $500.00 for our GHP puppies, however we do work with our families individually and that amount at times is adjusted. We ask for a $500.00 deposit to reserve a puppy, which will be a female and will be pick of the litter. I will match her temperament with your family needs and desires as well as mine in my breeding program after temperament testing is done at 7 weeks of age.
You will adopt one of our puppies, however we co-own her until the contract is fulfilled. The contract allows me – Living Streams -- full size litters from the female. The female is your responsibility, you are her family and her forever home and accept the financial responsibilities excluding things that are directly related to breeding….ie…genetic testing. When she comes into her first heat cycle I need to be notified immediately. She may be in heat between 14-28 days and will need to be watched closely so other males do not breed her. It may take between 6-12 months for her first heat cycle. She will most likely not be bred on her first cycle, it depends on how long her cycle is. Once her cycle is over and a few months pass depending on her age I will have her testing completed.
Females can come into heat every 6 months, however they range from 6-12 months.
On the first day of the second heat cycle I need to be notified….very important! She will come to me for breeding, whether natural or AI and there may be travel involved to get her to a stud, sometimes I may need your help getting her to my other studs near Great Falls.
After breeding she goes back to her family again until right before puppies are due (roughly 8 weeks). Gestation is 65 days for puppies. She will return to me for whelping, approx. day 59 from breeding, and stay until puppies have gone to their new homes (again roughly 8 weeks). Of course, we will schedule visits for you to visit her during that time.
Once all puppies have been sold and gone to their forever homes I will pay the guardian family a lease fee of $250.00 to help compensate for dealing with heat cycles, driving to vet appts etc and for missing their girl for a couple of months while she is with her puppies at my house.
Once the contract is complete, approx. at age 6 yo, she can be spayed (at your expense) and retired from the breeding program.
I appreciate all of my GHP families and stay in close contact with them. I know how loved their 4-legged family member is to them and how missed she is during her visit at my home. If you feel this is something you would like to talk to me about please do not hesitate to contact me. The important part of our GHP is that our families must be within 1 hour of Stevensville. I need families to commit to helping get her to her to vet appts for genetic testing etc., breeding whether in Stevensville, or Great Falls, getting her to my house for whelping etc. This is a very close relationship and does require a large commitment on your part.
1.FENCED YARD 2.Residence within 1 Hour driving time from Stevensville 3.Regular vet care 4.Feeding Nature's Select, NuVet Vitamins - or other comparable high quality food/supplement. Extra feeding during gestation. 5.Quality family time and training! Lots of love!
Thank you again for your interest in our Guardian Home Program. I hope to hear from you soon!
Many blessings in your search for a 4-legged family member!